This post is sponsored by Wagner. All opinions are my own.
Last month, before our movers came to pack us up for our move to Germany, I realized that it would be far easier to give my wicker outdoor furniture a new coat of paint before we left.
I find that even though my furniture is on a covered porch, it still takes a beating from the weather and needs to be recoated every year to look its best.
As always, when there’s spray painting to be done, I reach for my Wagner FLEXiO 4300 paint sprayer. It handles every job, large and small, is easy to use straight out of the box, and cleans up in just a few minutes.
For smaller projects, like the mailbox, I use the gravity-feed spray nozzle that’s pictured on the FLEXiO below. For larger paint jobs, the iSpray nozzle is the best choice, and it’s what I used for the furniture.
I also decided to give this plant stand a makeover and take it from rustic/rusted to black:
After making sure that the pieces I was going to paint were clean and dry, I used a can of black latex paint straight off the shelf.
With the iSpray nozzle, you don’t have to thin the paint and you can adjust the direction and the flow of the paint for the needs of your particular project.
The FLEXiO is so fast; I painted all of my furniture in about 15 minutes. Also, I tried to paint wicker with a brush ONCE and it’s a nightmare–don’t even attempt it!
Cleanup is water for latex-based paints and literally takes about five minutes. In no time, my furniture was back on the porch and so was I.
Our porch has been a second living area for us during the warmer months.
I throw my outdoor cushions in the wash a couple of times a season to clean off dirt and pollen; that and a new coat of paint keep everything looking fresh.
Another side benefit to painting your wicker furniture is that even if yours are vintage, like mine are, you can give pieces that weren’t purchased as part of a set a more cohesive look.
Here’s to another project checked off my summer to-do list!
You can learn more about the FLEXiO here; if you don’t have a paint sprayer yet, it’s truly the best one I’ve used.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by.