Using a Finish Max with Chalkboard Paint
I recently decided to clean out my storage shed. It’s one of the places where I store my inventory. You can see a few empty spaces where I’ve pulled some stuff out.
I didn’t quite “gut” it, but I did remove most of it to organize it better. See that arrow pointing to the cabinet doors? They’ve been there for awhile. I gathered them. All the cabinet doors were in pairs, with the exception of the tallest armoire door. It is the mate to my chalkboard in the kitchen.
You can see it laying on the top, with all the smaller ones underneath. I gathered all the supplies I normally use when paint spraying: my beloved Command Max, now called HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer, a ladle, and bowl (with water), a Mesh Paint Strainer , a paint brush (just in case I get a run) and a respirator mask.
Makeshift Paint Booth Setup
I ready my booth. The plastic was hung with a staple gun. I use scrap 2x2’s to hold the plastic down. Note the pallet is on top of the plastic. You can’t see them, but I use the scrap boards on all 4 sides of the plastic. There is a lot of air moving around when you use a paint sprayer.
Painting repurposed cabinet doors with a paint sprayer
I sanded the boards lightly after I filled the (knob) holes.
While I was at it, I sprayed two huge artwork pieces (using the finish max chalkboard paint method) I picked up a few months ago. Look at that fine finish! Homeright hit the nail on the head with the name of this sprayer.
This is the armoire door after I used some oops paint to frame it out.
I lightly distressed the edges.
Easy Chalkboard Projects
Look how big that top chalkboard is-over 4 ft!! I used DIY chalky paint on the frames of each of these, then applied two light coats of wipe on poly.
I used the vaseline distressing technique on the one on the left, and left the one on the right all chalkboard.
Tthese are the heaviest of all of the doors. They are really solid.
Whenever I paint long doors, I attach the d-rings on the back so that the one on the bottom right will swing around and allow the chalkboard to hang either horizontally or vertically.
I wish I could decorate a chalkboard as well as Ipiccy.
I don’t have my hands on the new Finish Max Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer yet, but I look forward to taking it for a spin.
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This is not a paid post. Homeright has been generous to furnish me with a new sprayer, but you know all opinions are my own. I LOVE this sprayer, and I feel that if you do a lot of painting, it can save you time and energy, especially when painting spindles and/or louvered doors! yikes! I’ve painted enough of those by hand.
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.