Painting Your Deck with the Finish Max Sprayer
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Posted By
Ruthie Tabone
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Friday, April 7, 2017
Cost
Medium
Experience
Newbie
Time
Medium
Materials Needed: 
  • Finish Max
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint Roller
  • Painters Tape
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Deck Paint
Before 
After 

Project Steps

Intro

Hey everyone we are back this month sharing how we painted our deck last summer with the Finish Max Sprayer.  I’m so excited to be sharing this as the warmer weather arrives and we can now go spend some time on our new to us deck!  I can’t wait to add some more decorative elements to our deck this summer but I love how the paint has really helped update it and gave it more life!

Step 1

You will want to tape off any area of your house that may get over spray from the Finish Max Sprayer. Unfortunately, not many days have absolutely no wind so you will have over spray. Remember you want to paint your deck not your house!

Step 2

Thin out your paint so that it’s the right consistency for the sprayer depending on the type of paint you use. Use the viscosity cup provided with the sprayer to time it out properly.

Thinning chart

Step 3

Our deck was previously painted so no priming or sanding was required for this project. If you start with bare wood you may want to consider priming the area. Paint the deck in sections, as you can’t walk on wet paint. We started with the top section where we sprayed the railings and posts and used a paint roller for the base boards. You will want to use a thicker nap for your roller as the wood really soaks up the paint! We went with a ¾ inch nap.

Step 4

The Finish Max was perfect for the railings as it really helped with getting into all the nooks and crannies of our older deck.  There were areas that would have been really hard to get to with a paint brush or roller.

Step 5

Once you have painted the top section then you can work your way down the stairs with the same method.

Step 6

Last but not least you can do the main structure poles that hold up the deck itself.  Remember to spray at 90-degree angle so that the paint can properly dispense from the sprayer.

Step 7

Sit back and relax and enjoy your finished product.  It’s a time consuming job but worth the wait!

Deck painted

Deck painted finished

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