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.
So far this spring, I’ve used my FLEXiO to paint our mailbox (see it here), the floor of our side porch (see it here), and our porch swing.
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.
How do you prep your vintage wicker for painting? Need to paint a wicker chair that has a lot of old layers of “chippy” paint. Thanks!!
Believe it or not, with very old wicker I just spray paint over the chippy paint as long as it’s clean and free of pollen and cobwebs. It’s usually so fragile that any attempt to use a wire brush or chemical stripper will damage it. Plus, some of that old paint could be lead-based. Since I re-coat my furniture annually, any new chipping is covered over then.
Your wicker looks great! I’m trying to get the nerve to go from white to black!
Can’t wait to read about your experiences moving. It will help all of us who had travel plans and had to cancel…we can vicariously see Europe, including the pandemic situation there. Be safe!
Hey, Jennifer–Well, the nice thing about paint is that it isn’t forever, so if you try black and don’t like it, you can always go back. I will say that I think that it weathers better than white, though.
I’m looking forward to taking you all vicariously through Europe with me!
I was just about to order the HomeRight sprayer from your Amazon shop and saw this. Are they both about the same or would you recommend the Wagner? I have a lot of furniture that needs repainting and am in the market for one! Do I need one for furniture and one for walls? Thanks!
Hey, Judi–We have lots of experience with both sprayers, and you won’t go wrong with either one. I will say that I prefer this particular sprayer, but it’s more expensive. It does everything (furniture, small projects, walls, stain, etc) and is super user-friendly. If you want to stay under $100 the HomeRight one is also excellent but isn’t quite as good for big projects, and you may have to thin the paint. I hate doing that so that’s one big reason I prefer the Wagner sprayer.
I hope that helps! Christy