I must clarify. This is not a paintball gun. I may have had some confused friends ( you know who you are) when I exclaimed I got a "paint gun" for Christmas. This is a gun with which to spray paint to achieve a decorative and overall improved look. Not to terrorize neighborhood children. We're clear? good.
At first, I got Husky air compressor with a paint sprayer attachment. It could work, except it's really meant for spraying thin liquids, like varnishes and finishes of various sorts, not really paint, and any paint I would have to thin out enormously and have a heck of a cleanup - and so I started my research.
I had spent an enormous amount of time researching paint sprayers previously, but I could never find one that was a good overall value. The professional-grade ones start at around $400-$500- yikes! And I couldn't find a clear answer whether or not they could spray latex and oil based paints. Some sprayers claimed that you could, but the reviews said "no way". Le Sigh. What is a girl to do?!
I love to redo furniture in paint, but brushes and rollers seriously take forever. A seemingly obvious solution to this is spray paint- but frankly, I'm not a gigantic fan. Maybe I used it on the wrong project ( the upcoming chair reveal), but it was just a gigantic pain in the arse. I cannot wait to use my new paint sprayer. Well, the one I finally settled on was this bad boy:
|Graco TrueCoat Handheld Electric Paint Sprayer|
- Oil based paints
- Latex Paints
Oh, did I mention that it's weighing in at a whopping (not really) $199 on amazon.com?? I've got a side table project upcoming that will pit the sprayer against the roller. Round one- DING!