How To Paint A Fence With A Spray Gun

How To Paint A Fence With A Spray Gun


I’m Gus, and I’m going to be showing you
how to spray paint a fence using an airless spray gun. By spray painting a fence,
you can make it look a million bucks without the cost of actually replacing it. ♪ [music] ♪ To spray paint your fence, you’re
going to need a water-based exterior paint, a paint stirrer, brushes,
an airless spray gun, safety glasses, and a mask
and a bucket for mixing. The first step is getting your paint
ready for spraying. Our paint is water-based, so we’re going
to add about 10% water to thin it out. It’s important to give your paint a good
stir before you pour it just to make sure the color is well incorporated. You can pre-thin your paint in a
separate container before you pour it into the gun, but to reduce wasting,
to keep it simple, I like to just mix it in the pot on the spray gun. I’ve got about a liter of paint in the pot
right now, so I’m just going to add about another 100 mils of water and
check the consistency. ♪ [music] ♪ That water is all going to want to sit on
top at first, so just make sure you give it a good stir. This is looking pretty good, but we’ll
know for sure once we start spraying. If your fence goes down to pavers, or
bricks or anything else you don’t want sprayed, make sure you cover it up. Using one of these airless spray guns is
really easy. You don’t need an air compressor just a power outlet. That’s about perfect. Nice even spray and no big blobs. If you’re still finding you got a lot of
blobs coming out and you’ve already thinned your paint down nicely,
just turn the flow down on your gun, and you might find it improves. It’s important to change the angle of your
spray between coats to make sure you get in all the little corners of your fence. For painting the vertical pilings, I
have the spray set horizontal, and I spray a nice even up and down motion. Got to be really careful where your
overspray settles. The neighbors won’t be impressed if I
spray paint their cat, their laundry or their car, so for the
very top of the fence, I’m just going to use a brush. As long as you don’t spray the paint on
too thick, it should dry off really quick. By the time you’ve got to one end of the
fence, you’ll be ready to start again with your second coat. When you’re finished painting,
it’s really important to clean your spray gun, so the paint doesn’t dry in it. Easiest way to do this is to wash the pot
out, fill it up with clean water, and just spray it through. All it took was a spray gun
and a lick of paint. This fence will look great
for years to come.

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