Did you know that Homeright sells Deck Pro Tank Sprayers? I asked them to send me one so I could use it for some projects.
Now, you may be wondering what kind of project I’m doing with a Deck Pro and some baking soda…..
I recently bought six sections of privacy fence on clearance because it was damaged. What? Who cares? I use weathered fencing for a lot of projects, including directional wedding signs for my Etsy shop. I’m running out of the weathered fence boards, so when I saw that I could buy new boards and speed up the weathering process with baking soda, I knew that my new Deck Pro would be the perfect way to apply said baking soda.
The (Amazon Affiliate Link) Deck Pro comes with two different spray tips for various applications. In my case, I wanted a nice stream of water (and baking soda) and less of a spray, so I removed the spray tip and used the wand sans spray tip.
As a true test, and because I was not certain this was going to work—I only started with one panel. LOOK at the difference. The panel in the foreground was after two applications of dissolved baking soda and sunshine. This was after about 36 hours. Needless to say, after this little experiment, all of the panels got a good soaking of the mixture.
Things I noticed:
- Upon the first soaking, the chemicals in the boards definitely did what they are supposed to do-repel water.
- The second soaking made more of a difference.
- I believe this will work best on warm sunny days-as I think the sun activates the baking soda quicker.
- The fence is not as near as “gray” as I need it to be, but I truly believe that it has definitely sped up mother nature’s effect.
The Homeright Deck Pro is very easy to use. In my case, I added ½ of a one pound box, and warm water to the desired level in my one gallon Deck Pro, shook it up to dissolve the baking soda—then pumped the handle in order to get a pressurized spray. This was my first time using a sprayer of this sort and it was fun to see that there’s a handy little valve to release the pressure when you’re ready to clean your Deck Pro.
From the Homeright site:
- Translucent polyethylene tank makes tracking the liquid level easy.
- The funnel top makes filling easy for liquids such as: wood preservatives, stains, sealers, deck cleaners, semi-transparent stains, pesticides, weed killer and insecticides: Not intended for use with thick or latex materials.
- The carry strap eliminates the need to hand hold the tank while spraying and the detachable hose is great for cleaning.
- The spray wand has a locking trigger for continuous spraying and accommodates two nozzles:
- The cone nozzle provides adjustable spray patterns.
- The flat nozzle provides a wide, even spray pattern.
- The Deck Pro sure-grip pump handle makes pumping easy and features a clip for convenient wand storage and chemical resistant seals.
- To safely depressurize the tank simply press the pressure-relief valve on the top of the tank before cleaning and storage.
- Pressure-relief valve limits the pressure to approximately 40 psi.
- Chemically resistant seals are compatible with paint thinner and mineral spirits.
Now for the good news!
A giveaway from our friends at Homeright.com
I get to give away Deck Pro Sprayer to 3 winners! Yep, three lucky readers will get a sprayer of their very own. And the best news is, you get to choose either a 1 or 2 gallon sprayer. I personally chose the 1 gallon because it weighs less when filled with water.
How to ENTER:
Easy-Leave a comment on this blog post about why you would love to have your very own Deck Pro Sprayer. After leaving a comment on this post, follow through with the Rafflecopter widget, as that is where the winner will be chosen at random. You can earn some bonus entries with the Rafflecopter widget if you’re on Facebook and Twitter. Must be 18, US resident. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the notification that they have won (via email). Otherwise alternate winners will be chosen.
So, you think you don’t need to weather fence panels with baking soda? Take a look at what my friends are using their Deck Pro Sprayers for:
MakelyHome.com filled up some water balloons!
11 Magnolia Lane uses one for an easy beach cleanup sprayer!
This was a fun product to review. I’ll be back next week with another great Finish Max project to inspire you.
disclaimer: I am happy to be a Homeright Brand Ambassador, receiving great products to review. I have been compensated for my time, however-all thoughts, opinions and projects are my own.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.