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Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

The Hobnob Market is now just a week away. From June to November we spend most of our free time curating vintage goods, flipping furniture and repurposing projects to sell at this vintage and handmade market. We usually paint around two dozen pieces of furniture for this market. And while I love transforming an old desk or table with a new coat of paint, it’s a total timesuck.

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

I have finally found a way to be more productive with less effort {slow clap}. No, really – I’m not kidding. This one tool has forever changed our furniture flipping business.

Introducing the easiest way to prep for a craft show
(or paint several furniture pieces at once)

I’m more impatient than most and love a good shortcut whenever I find one. That’s no secret. But paint sprayers. Meh. The ones we tried were messy, hard to clean and inconsistent. Not worth it. That is, until we tried the HomeRight Finish Max.

I had read other DIY bloggers review the HomeRight Finish Max and tentatively put it on our list to try, but we were still skeptical. Could it really provide a factory-like finish? Is it going to be a hassle to clean?

After meeting Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof this summer, we learned about how this paint sprayer was a game changer for furniture painting. She also has a really awesome post on how to use it here… (and she recently published an awesome book here.)

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

So one sunny afternoon, we placed our HomeRight Spray Shelter in the backyard and went to town. From the moment I turned it on and sprayed our first piece of furniture, I knew this would be life changing for us… yes, a paint sprayer can have that affect. In fact it made painting FUN. What the what?

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Pretty soon Corey and I were fighting over the chance to spray. That afternoon we decided that we must paint all the things.

I felt like Oprah handing out new cars… only I was in my basement pointing to all the furniture we had thrifted this summer. YOU get a new paint job and YOU get a new paint job and YOU get a new paint job and YOU and YOU and YOU!

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

My sister came over that afternoon and saw all the furniture in the lawn drying. She remarked that it looked exhausting and she couldn’t believe I painted all that in an afternoon. But you know what? It wasn’t exhausting at all. It was EASY.

And switching colors? Piece of cake. It took less than 10 minutes to clean the sprayer in my utility sink AND pour in another color. Take a look at some of the items we painted specifically for the Hobnob Market. All of these pieces were painted in about 4 hours total (split between two different afternoons). We’ve never been able to finish that many pieces in such a short amount of time.

Charcoal (Latex Paint)

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer
NOTE:
 We love to chippy painted furniture, so many of these pieces were artfully distressed after the paint dried. I love the look of this charcoal color with the stained wood poking through. 

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Getting in the tiny grooves of these old frames? Effortless.

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

You know we can’t resist finding ways to use maps in our projects as well. This colorful page from an old atlas makes a perfect table top.

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Light Aqua (Latex Paint)

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Green (Chalk Paint)

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

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Light Gray (Latex Paint)

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Since we didn’t distress this little end table, you can really see how smooth the paint finish is. It’s like a factory finish. And, if you’ve painted anything similar you know how sucky it is to paint rounded or spun table legs. Not any more. Spraying this was painless.

Craft Show Prep with My HomeRight Paint Sprayer

Whether or not you are in the furniture painting business or simply appreciate finding a thrifty piece you can customize with paint, you must have this tool! It makes furniture painting a breeze. You too will want to paint all the things.

Cheers (and see you next weekend at the Hobnob Market)!

Kristy Robb

 

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Craft Show Prep with HomeRight Paint Sprayer

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  1. 1

    You know, I love refinishing furniture, but it was always so time consuming that I wasn’t making enough money off of it to make it worth it. I think you just saved me!! 🙂

  2. 3

    Melissa above is a friend – she sent me over. I am amazed. i often spend eight hours completing two large or four small pieces. I have tried various paint sprayers, but disliked the uneven finish or the difficulty cleaning up. I am wondering how this sprayer works with the different viscosity of different paints. You seem ed to have gone from latex to chalk paint with no trouble. Beautiful transformations!

    • 4

      Thank you!! They have an easy formula/tool to use that comes with the sprayer and helps you thin the paint as necessary. I found it very easy to follow. This tool will save you so much time!!

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