Marty had this old dresser from when he was a kid. I think most kids of the 80′s all had practically the same dresser in the same color, am I right?
This dresser has seen better days, but it’s a good quality, solid wood piece. I have been itching to try my hand at using a paint sprayer to refinish furniture, never having used one before. The kind folks at Ace Hardware sent me a Wagner Spray Power Painter Plus with EZ Tilt Technology from AND I get to give one away to you (valued at $99.99)!
When I opened the box for the paint sprayer, to my surprise it had this incredibly handy pour spout. It really does work. I’m keeping this with my paint supplies from here on out. Makes pouring much less messy.
When I was in Chicago meeting with the Ace Hardware folks, I had the chance to chat with Lou Manfredini about using a paint sprayer to paint a dresser. He recommended this particular sprayer and his tips were to use really light, even coats.
I was a little nervous painting this dresser. What if I ruin it? It’s my husband’s childhood dresser! Then reality kicked in and I realized it can’t get much worse ;). The thing was pretty banged up.
So I got out my sprayer, diligently read through the instructions, realized it was pretty easy and straightforward, and pulled the trigger.
It is electric which is nice too. Many paint sprayers run on an air compressor, so I was excited to find out I didn’t have to haul our compressor out of the garage.
So one coat of primer and a couple of light coats later (sanding between coats), followed by a clear top coat that I brushed on, I have this finished beauty.
The sprayer was a huge time saver and I highly recommend it! And my worries of ruining the dresser were totally unfounded. It looks 1000x better.
Do you have some things that need painting? Ace Hardware is providing one winner with a Wagner Power Painter Plus with EZ Tilt, valued at $99.99!
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I am a member of the Ace Hardware Blogger Panel and was provided the product and supplies for this project. All opinions are my own.