Spray Painting the Trim

Over a year ago I bought a paint sprayer and compressor.

I simple hand-held paint sprayer.
I simple hand-held paint sprayer.

Yesterday I finally used it.

The lumber from the living room has been moved into the east side yard.
The lumber from the living room has been moved into the east side yard.

Its first task was to coat the primed soon-to-be trim in “Mosaic White” semi-gloss.

These super long and low saw horses were perfect for spray painting.
These super long and low saw horses were perfect for spray painting.

Our carpenter friend built me a new pair of saw horses expressly for laying out the lumber and painting it.

After thinning the paint the spray painter gave a nice, even coat of paint.
After thinning the paint the spray painter gave a nice, even coat of paint.

We thinned the paint and checked the coverage on one of the new horses.

The painting went quickly.
The painting went quickly.

The weather was perfect — dry, warm, and breezy  — for fast drying paint.

We piled the newly painted wood with spacers between layers and covered the pile with tarps.
We piled the newly painted wood with spacers between layers and covered the pile with tarps.

He also made an outside storage tray for the 16-foot long lumber after it had been painted.

Lest you think I didn't get in on the action -- check out my protective gear.
Lest you think I didn’t get in on the action — check out my protective gear.

While we didn’t finish everything we definitely made a dent in the pile in the living room.

Do you don crazy get-ups for special jobs?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “Spray Painting the Trim”

  1. I saw your original post about Harbor Freight and we were recently talking about going there for a paint sprayer but, I was unsure of the quality. You’re right about price. It wouldn’t be detrimental if we had to spring for a new one. You helped me make up my mind!

  2. I’ve been looking for a sprayer. Awesome way to paint a ton of stuff at once. Molding can be so tedious one at a time! Well done. Oh and love the outfit! 😉

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