A Paint Sprayer - The Best Decision to Paint My Accent Wall & Giveaway

If you're as crazy as I am in the home decor department, you have probably painted a multitude of different surfaces all around your home. Yes, I've painted walls, furniture, kitchen cabinets, railings and even upholstery pieces! Many times I've used a paint brush and/or a roller, but lately I just love to use a paint sprayer.

When I finished installing the wooden design in my bedroom, I knew that a paint sprayer was the sure way to go and paint all around this wall design.
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Have you ever used a paint sprayer? Well, it was only a couple years ago when I felt completely intimidated by paint sprayers. I thought they were difficult to use and especially to clean. Ha, was I ever so wrong!
I was introduced to a paint sprayer during a blogging conference. They allowed me to use this
Wagner Home Decor Sprayer and guess what? It was SO easy to use! I came home to do lots of spray painting, with the biggest of those projects, being the re-painting of my kitchen cabinets.
I used it again to paint the big built-in unit in my family room, but sadly, that project was a bit too big for my little Sprayer.

If you're into small painted projects like painting a chair, a dresser, planters or signs, then this Wagner Home Decor is the one for you. Easy to use and very affordable.
Wagner Home Decor HVLP Stationary Sprayer 

For painting this big accent wall I had to up my game, so I bought this Wagner FLEXIO 2000 HVLP (High Velocity Low Pressure) Sprayer.
Wagner FLEXIO 2000 HVLP Sprayer
All the controls are very similar to the previous sprayer I had, but lots more power.

You can check the steps I took to paint this accent wall in the following video. However, more details are shared below and at the end of this post you can enter to win one Wagner Flexio 2000 paint sprayer.

1. PREP & CLEAN THE AREA TO BE PAINTED
Gaps and holes had been previously filled. Once the wooden design was done, I sanded all the boards with a 120-grid sanding sponge. 
Then, it was time to clean very well the entire wall. I first used a dusting cloth, then a vacuum cleaner was the tool I used to lift any particles still lingering on that wall.


2. ADD TAPE AND COVER THE AREA ALL AROUND IT
Painter's tape was used to delineate the painted area from those I needed to protect... The baseboard, adjacent walls, ceiling and switch plates.
ScotchBlue Clear Pre-Taped Painter's Plastic Sheet  | RIDGID Wet/dry Vac |
However, spray paint means there's going to be paint splatter. You need to protect the area you don't want paint on! I used ScotchBlue Clear Pre-Tape Painter's Plastic Sheet all around my accent wall. The tape on one side of the plastic makes it easy to install. It protects 4 feet all around, which is the width of the plastic.
Installing the plastic sheet on the ceiling was a bit of challenge since I had to come down & up again that ladder. I liked that the plastic clings to the surfaces its placed on.
Werner 5-in-1 Telescoping Ladder |

3. NARROW DOWN COLOR SELECTIONS IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FAVORITE YET
I used the Project Color app to find the perfect color for this wall.
Using the app there on your phone, you can match a color, check for popular colors, find your perfect color by shade and even try as many colors on the wall/room you want to paint.



4. PICK YOUR FAVORITE COLORS AND BUY SAMPLES
The colors I tried starting with the lightest and in clockwise rotation: Behr Graphic Charcoal - Behr Evening Hush - Behr Dark Secret - Behr Astronomical

5. TRY THOSE PAINT SAMPLES ON YOUR WALL/ROOM AND CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE
I think is very important for you to try the colors there in the room, checking them at different times during the day, before making a final decision.
The color I chose: Behr Evening Hush.

6. FILL YOUR SPRAYER WITH PAINT AND START PAINTING
Unlike, my previous sprayer, I didn't need to thin my paint when using my new Wagner Flexio 2000.
I simply filled the cup and started painting.

Now, painting a wall with this type of design is different than painting a flat wall. And that's when a paint sprayer is most beneficial. All the pieces of wood create little crevices, corners and uneven surfaces that would've been difficult to paint with a roller and a brush.

You need to make sure you're spray painting those wooden boards on all exposed sides... Top, front and bottom. The good thing is, it goes fast.


7. LET THE PAINT DRY ACCORDING TO MANUFACTURER INSTRUCTIONS
Once done with that first coat, let the paint dry according to the manufacturer instructions.

8. ONCE DRY, SAND ROUGH SPOTS - CLEAN
I let the paint dry for two hours before sanding many rough spots on the wood. I should've primed those boards prior to painting them, I kinda knew this was going to happen. On my defense, I skipped the priming given that I usually sand the surfaces after the first coat of paint. ;)

There were also some missed spots. This type of wall treatment has so many little areas you need to paint that it's difficult to keep track of all of them. The asymmetrical design doesn't help either.

Once again, after sanding, clean the wall very well.

9. GIVE THE ENTIRE WALL ANOTHER COAT OF PAINT

The dark color on the wall and the descend of day light were more than enough reasons to bring a powerful light to brighten up the space. The light was huge help for me to keep track of that wet line. 
|  Werner 5-in-1 Telescoping Ladder  | 

10. LET IT DRY. REMOVE PLASTIC AND TAPE AND ENJOY!
Once the paint was dry I removed the plastic and the tape to uncover a beautiful moody accent wall.
It's such a dramatic change in this room!
|  BEHR Evening Hush - matte  |
I love this color! It changes with the amount of light this room receives. Sometimes it looks black, during the morning it looks blue-ish, some other times green-ish.
 Here right before bringing the furnishings.
Mitzy by Hudson Valley Aged Brass Chandelier  | 


Ready to give a paint sprayer a try?! Good for you because this might be your lucky day!


GIVEAWAY TIME!!
One lucky winner will get a

WAGNER Flexio 2000 HVLP Sprayer

Five easy ways to enter my giveaway below!

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40 comments :

  1. This wall is amazing. Great tutorial on how to build it and to paint it too.

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  2. Great job! All your projects are awesome! Does this sprayer handle primer as well? You are so talented!

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    1. Karen, Yes, you can use it for applying primer. I used paint + primer and it worked nicely without thinning it. Thanks! ❤️

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  3. It turned out wonderful! Can't wait to see what you are working on next!

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  4. I've just bought a 100 year old house, and plan to repaint the inside before moving in! I've never used a paint sprayer before, but it would certainly make my job go a bit faster! I am not craft enough to make something like your bedroom accent wall, but l am learning how to do more and more things with each house l live in!

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  5. I have tried the smaller size sprayer and really loved the ease and results. I would love to add the larger sprayer to my collection of painting tools and supplies. N. MacGregor

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  6. I've been terrified of paint sprayed so it's wonderful to see how easy it can be.

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  7. I haven's used a paint sprayer but I have been researching them recently. I would love to paint my living and dining rooms but I don't want to be sore for days!! Thanks for the info! It helps me a lot!

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  8. We used a paint sprayer after we replaced around 70% of all our house drywall! We’ve been in our house almost four years and I think I’m ready for a new color.

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  9. I need a paint sprayer in my life!! It would cut down so much time and would look so much better than rolling paint or brushing! Hope I can win it and use it as well as you :)

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  10. I have never used a paint sprayer although I know that it would be a tremendous help for all the painting that I do.

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  11. Your wall turned out AWESOME. I have an older sprayer and would love to upgrade to an HVLP sprayer like the Wagner Flexio.

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  12. I have never used a paint sprayer. I bought my current house a few years ago, and it is all brick, but has been painted. I would never be able to paint the brick with a brush or roller, so a paint sprayer is the best option when the time comes for a fresh coat.

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  13. We have not tried a paint sprayer yet, but we would like to paint the inside of our house so this is definitely something for us to look into.

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  14. I love your project! I have not used a sprayer before, being able to use latex paint without thinning it is really cool.

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  15. I love your projects, and your bedroom came out great!So excited about this giveaway. I'm about to start painting my kitchen cabinets and this sprayer would be so much better than a brush!

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  16. I have never tried a paint sprayer but I think it looks like it would be an easy option for painting.

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  17. I have not tried a paint sprayer yet. I've tried lots of techniques, rollers, brushes, sponges, ... I think it would be fun to try a sprayer!

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  18. I've never used a paint sprayer before, but would like to .

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  19. Always wanted to try one, but never had.

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  20. I have never used a paint sprayer - but would love to!

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  21. I have never used a paint sprayer but I would like to try it; I know its the better way to go.

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  22. I've never tried a paint sprayer

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  23. I never used a paint sprayer before but it looks so much easier than a roller or brush.

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  24. I've only used a paint sprayer on outdoor stuff. Never has the confidence to use one inside.

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  25. I have never tried a paint sprayer - great results!

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  26. My mom bought a cheap one off Amazon and could never get it to work.

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  27. No I haven't,but I would like to as I need to paint a couple of rooms soon.

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  28. Oh my goodness gracious, that wall looks AMAZING! I can't wait to try and talk my hubby into doing that in our dining room! Gorgeous!! I've never owned a paint sprayer but we're neck deep in a gut remodel so it's on our shopping list once we finish sanding all this darned drywall!

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  29. I've used a paint sprayer before but I've never owned one. Would love to have one handy for all the projects I have coming up!

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  30. I have an old one need to upgrade soon it is on its last ltgs.

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  31. I'm looking forward to learning more and using a paint sprayer. It looks easy!

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  32. What an amazing work! Thank you for sharing! The color is so beautiful!
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  33. I tried a sprayer once.. I wasn't all that great at it.. needed more practice I guess

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  34. I've never tried a paint sprayer but I am sure it would help to save a lot of time

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  35. I have never used a sprayer, but have a lot of projects where I could really use this!

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  36. I've never tried a paint sprayer, but I'm really interested. I have to paint my bricks and the task seems daunting with a brush.

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