I recently gave my closet a much-needed makeover. The entire closet was black. Walls, and shelves. I wasn’t daunted by the task though, because I have a secret weapon. Here is the easiest way to paint a closet!
Our closet is small. Three feet by three feet to be exact. There really isn’t a lot of room to move and work. Using the HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer is a must! I took out the existing shelves so I could cut and modify them a bit. While they were out, I sprayed the walls.
Once the walls were painted and the original shelves were put back in, I decided to build additional shelves where the bookcase had been previously. The bookcase didn’t maximize space well and was hard to move in and out of the closet.
I used scrap wood I had on hand for the shelves.
Once they were built, it was time to paint! Here are my best tips for painting a closet.
Since you will be painting in a small space, it is extra important to wear a mask. While the overspray with the Super Finish Max is minimal, there is a little and it becomes dust as it dries in the air. Since the space is small with little air circulation, you will notice it more than if you were in a large room or outside. You may want to wear a hat too. I prefer a disposable shower caps.
Because of the overspray dust, you will want to cover not only the floor of the closet, but the floor outside of the closet. It makes for easier clean up.
Start painting at the top of the closet and work your way down. Go back and forth in even strokes. Make sure you adjust the paint output so you don’t have too much paint coming out or you will get drips. Don’t get too close to the walls and shelf ot you might have the same problem. A couple thin coats are always better than one thick coat. After the first coat of paint, grab a foam brush and look for any drips and fix them before they dry.
If you are painting new wood that hasn’t been painted before (like my plywood shelves) you will need to lightly sand after the first coat. When wood get wet, the grain raises. It dries that way and will feel rough. Once you lightly sand it and then paint it again, it will be smooth as can be!
I am so happy with how it turned out! I think it will be easier to find the things I need for all my future DIY projects.
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