Y’all, t’s been hot, too hot to work on any projects outside. Last month we had some slightly cooler temps, soI had some time to work on a couple of projects. I took the time to do a little video of how the Homeright Rapid Clean system works with a garden hose to clean my Finish Max.
This is how the Rapid Clean is out of the box. You attach one end to a utility sink faucet or a garden hose. The other end connects easily to the pick up tube of your Finish Max with that little clamp.
The Rapid Clean is an accessory, sold separately. It does not come with a Finish Max.
I don’t have a utility sink to use with the Rapid Clean system, so I use it with my garden hose. It’s normal for the overspray to flow out of the piece that connects to the faucet and/or the garden hose.
NOTE: do not use the Rapid Clean system while your Finish Max is plugged in. (see the plug in my hand)
When you turn your water on, pull the trigger which will allow the water to flow through the pick up tube and nozzle. Allow the water to run through the nozzle until it runs clear. I like to pull the trigger, and release it several times.
I hope the video does a good job of showing how easy it is to clean a Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer with the new Rapid Clean system.
This is how you would use the Rapid Clean in a utility sink.
Do you want to see what I was working on?
Cousin Terry stopped by to make some of these big square boxes that would become giant baby shower ABC blocks.
I used my DIY Chalky Paint Primer in the HomeRight Finish Max, using the Homeright Spray Shelter. Rarely do you get to see pictures of me actually working. Terry knows the life of a blogger, and she’s eager to pick up the camera to snap some pictures.
Because it was so hot, this project got moved indoors for the embellishment process. I used my Silhouette CAMEO to make some contact paper stencils. There are no in progress pictures because we had our hands full getting the contact paper to actually adhere to these blocks.
I used some less than perfect contact paper that I have had for awhile. I had put it aside because I was having problems with it. I was hoping that it would work better for this project than it does for my Etsy shop signs. It did NOT! I had to use some Scotch Blue painter’s tape to hold the contact stencils in place.
After doing all of the letters, numbers, and pictures—Terry came back another day so we could tape all of the edges to paint the trim around each block. These were made out of some scrap ¾” plywood that Terry got from a fabric store a few years ago when they closed. Some of it wasn’t in the best shape.
I did a little photo shoot after I took the blocks outside to store in the garage.
Terry is going to be a grandmother of a little baby girl! Yep, her son Doug and his wife Alicia are expecting a sweet girl in September. We made these blocks to help decorate at the baby shower.
You can see some of the other images and numbers we used on the back of these blocks.
Here are the baby blocks at the baby shower.
Terry did such a cute job on the table centerpieces. I snagged these pictures from Facebook. My favorite centerpiece wasn’t on there . . .
But I did have a picture text on my phone. Terry used one of my old spindles for this cutie. She attached it to an old lazy susan so it sort of turned like a carousel.
There were so many sweet pink outfits!
So, thank you Homeright for making the giant ABC blocks an easy diy baby shower project!
disclaimer: I am happy to be a Homeright brand ambassador. I feel lucky to be able to spread the word about my favorite Homeright Products!
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Hello! I love your blocks, can you please tell me exactly how you built them? I would love to build them for my shower but I don't have a cousin Terry. Lol
We used 1/2 inch plywood and cut the pieces to size. The pieces were secured using wood glue and a nail gun. I looked for pictures of the "build" but I don't have any. You could make them any size you want. It can be a little tricky making a "square" box, because all the sides won't be the same size. You have to allow for the thickness of your wood for the top and the bottom. I would start with making the four sides, dry fitting them before you start attaching, then measure for the top and bottom.
Clear as mud? Hope this helps some!
Oh I remember talking to you on the phone while you were painting those! They are so stinkin cute! What a great idea for a baby shower.
When is it too hot to paint something outside? I have a desk that I need to paint for my daughter's room. I've already sanded it down, but now I'm not sure if it's too hot to paint it. I'm in Florida (at least it's stopped raining), but the temp has been in the 90's. I could not find anything on the label stating the best temps. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I think it may depend more on the humidity than the heat. I would definitely stick with several light coats, allowing each coat to dry. As soon as the piece is dry enough, I would move it indoors to cure. Paint takes a long time to cure, and with heat and humidity outdoors, even longer.
hope this helps!
be safe, stay cool!
These blocks are are adorable, how fun! It was fun to see you in action painting. 🙂 And that rapid clean system looks awesome, thanks for the tip!
Rapid clean..... genius.
Giant blocks.....way to go.
Contact paper that won't stick.....yup it happened to me several times. Happened enough times in a row I bought more of the expensive Silhouette vinyl. And guess what? I've had trouble with that sticking too.
I love those blocks! They are adorable! What a great idea for a baby shower. And the cleaner adaptor is a great idea.
Well I decided to order the home right sprayer this morning to stain my. Fence and then I saw this cleaner and immediately ordered it. Can't wait to start this project. Wrote to Home Right and they recommend this exact model.
That is so sweet. I will tuck it away in hopes that at least one of my boys makes me a grandmother.
those are really nice Gail!
Ah! Those are the blocks you were working on while we talked!
Absolutely A D O R A B L E !!!
That would be really cool with a removable lid so they could also be storage!
Very cute! I can't wait to receive my Finish Max and get started. Love following your FB page Gail. You always have great ideas.
These are so cute, I almost wish I had a baby shower in my future.
Oh these are awesome Gail! They will be such a cute decoration in the baby's room after the shower!
Nice work ladies, it looks like a beautiful shower!