- Drop Cloth
- Finish Max Paint Sprayer
- Small Paint Brush
- Paint Strainer
Have you ever painted lattice? It’s not easy to paint by hand, but using a Finish Max on lattice and you'll be done in no time. This monster trash can corral would be so difficult to paint using a brush.
When you’re moving heavy or awkward things, make it easy on yourself by using furniture dollies.
Remove furniture dollies before painting. Use a drop cloth to protect grass or driveway.
Before I start painting, I gather all my supplies. When I use paint that may be a little old, I always strain the paint with a mesh paint strainer. I also have gloves and a paint brush for drips when pouring from the paint can. A bucket of water is a must for clean up.
Using gloves, squeeze out the excess paint, then place mesh strainer into bucket of water for easy cleanup.
Notice the amount of paint in the cup. This paint was a little thick, so I diluted it slightly in the can. I did that because I figured I would be using it all for this project. When finished, I ended up pouring some of this paint back into the can!
The directional dial comes in handy when you’ve got a couple of directions to move. However, I never changed it during this project. I kept it in a horizontal direction and held the sprayer close while doing the lattice strips. I sort of followed the strips like a road. Down one, get to the bottom, and up the next one.
A Homeright Finish Max is so easy to clean outdoors with a garden hose. The first time you remove the brass nozzle, you will need to use the little wrench. Don’t let the difficulty of removing it deter you from doing so. After this, when you replace the nozzle, hand tightening is sufficient. Thoroughly clean your paint sprayer and make it ready for the next job!
And here it is mostly finished, it just needs some square caps on all the corners.
The trash can corral is handy. I can easily reach over the front to toss in trash and recyclables. Since the back is open, it's no trouble to grab the cans. Although you can easily see through the lattice, from the street the cans are so much less obvious! I'm so happy I have a Finish Max to paint outdoor projects like this. I would never want to tackle this with a paint brush.
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