Holy moly. Have I got an awesome post for you today. I have been teasing my new kitchen table for like…ever. And it is FINALLY done! The dilemma that I was faced with when the idea for the table popped into my head is that I KNEW the color that I wanted. And for the first time in my life Krylon didn’t have it. So I sat on the idea for a month. Then I got an email from Laura @ HomeRight. She wanted to know if she could send me a Command Max HVLP paint sprayer. It took me about 3 seconds to say yes.
Now for those that don’t know HVLP stands for High Volume Low Pressure. This means that your paint comes out at a lower pressure and will make it super even without a lot of overspray. As with most paint sprayers you do have to dilute your paint to use the Command Max but it was not that big of a deal, I promise.
The paint color that I used was Cote D’Azur by Sherwin Williams. I LITERALLY spent so much time trying to find a teal that was bright enough and dark enough. No other paint line had anything that was what I wanted. Sherwin Williams had like 5 colors that I would have used. Love those guys and their awesome paint guts.
I will save you the details of buying the wrong-turned perfect type of paint on this post but if you want to read the back story you can check it out here. In the end, I very happily ended up with Latex Enamel in High Gloss. And it is SUPER glossy. I love it.
Ok so this is what the table looked like before:
Pretty great right? I spent about $30 on it (after I resold the chairs that it came with). I sanded the top and sides to remove the top coat but there was no way that I could get it off of all of the details so I used deglazer and it worked like a charm. (You can get it at any home improvement or paint store).
Then I started spraying. The technique that you use with a paint sprayer is a lot like using a can of spray paint. Back and forth, slightly overlapping your strokes. Check out the coverage:
Pretty amazing right?
Here is the base finished with 1 coat:
I credit it to the sprayer and the paint. It’s a winning combination. Also, do you feel like you need sunglasses looking at that pic? I swear its not that bright or blue in real life….
After I ruined the original perfect paint job trying to execute my idea I switched from a Satin finish to High Gloss. I used the same amount of water to dilute it that I did with the Satin, which turned out to be too much. Womp womp. But even with too much water it dried wonderfully. (I only sprayed the top with it too heavily diluted.) If you spray a vertical part like that you will get runs!)
So that is what it looked like when it was wet. I was SO worried it was going to dry with that texture but…..
I also loved how you can adjust the spray pattern (horizontal, vertical, and circular depending on the job that you are doing.) For example I used the vertical pattern when I was going across the top of the table for a wider paint path. I used the horizontal pattern when I was spraying down the pedestal and the legs for even coverage. And it adjusts SO easily.
I was really really nervous that I was going to screw something up by using normal paint as opposed to spray paint. But the Command Max was super easy to use. The other thing that I worried about was the clean up, because lets face it I am one of ‘those’ people that leaves things out when they should be washed and put away. So here is my secret to keeping your sprayer useable between coats without having to take it apart and wash it….
Plastic wrap around the nozzle to cover the hole. Worked like a charm. You can thank me later.
I love how the color looks with my Craigslist Chairs.
If you want to get a Command Max Sprayer yourself (possibly from Santa) you can purchase one from Amazon here (it’s the best price you will find!)
I loved loved the Command Max…in fact I think that everyone should have one,
You know where this is going right?
Today, I get to give away not one, but TWO Command Max HVLP Sprayers! EEEEEEEEEEEE!
So here is how to enter:
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