FINISH MAX HVLP SPRAYER

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned in this post for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.




I get asked all the time if Plaster Paint can be sprayed through a paint sprayer aannnnndddd the answer is YES!  Here are a few projects that we've done using PP and our trusty HomeRight Finish Max sprayer.


Sorry about the picture quality -- camera on phone is no bueno!  This round table was painted with Plaster Paint in Paris then we hand painted this round typography on top.  This project was literally done in an evening.  The base coat, distressing, glazing then the typography and finally sealed with liquid wax all in about 5 hours!  No way would I have gotten it done in one night with a trusty chip brush!

You can read about this gentlemen's chest makeover here.  This piece has sold.


We painted this entire armoire with Plaster Paint in Black Tie with our sprayer and was done in an hour!  You can see the full transformation here.


Eddie built this from an image he had in his head, in a weekend I might add -- I'll never get tired of singing his praises!  Again, super quick paint job with Plaster Paint and our HVLP sprayer.  Read more about this project here.


We've done many more projects with our sprayer and LOVE IT!  Obviously, we don't use it on small projects but for the large ones -- it's totally worth it!

We do mix our paint with a thinner because we feel that the overall finished look is smoother and it makes our paint go further. However, we've heard from others who don't dilute their paint at all and they don't seem to have any trouble.  To dilute or not to dilute...it's a personal preference!

We are in the process of updating our Plaster Paint page so in the meantime if you have any questions or would like to order, please email us at threemangoseeds@yahoo.com.

If your interested in purchasing your own HomeRight FINISH MAX HVLP sprayer -- they are sold at HOME DEPOT -- click here.


Do you brush or spray?  If so we'd love to hear what you use in the comments?  Thanks for stopping by!


IT'S PARTY TIME

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hope you guys are having a great weekend so far.  Last week was busy for us with doctor's appointments, sending the new washer back, ordering a new dryer, beginning the task of remodeling our laundry room, first week of college, first week of school, blah - blah - blah!  You know how I feel right?

I'll be sharing our small laundry room renovation in the next couple of weeks so in the meantime why don't you share with us what you've been up to!




ROCKLER - KEYHOLE SLOT ROUTER BIT

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned in this post for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.


We paint a lot of signs & adding hardware can add up so we were excited to try out this keyhole slot router bit from Rockler.

Many of our signs are fairly heavy, especially the reclaimed wood signs so on those we'll still use d-rings but on our smaller signs this will be perfect!

First, Eddie made a template in order to keep everything straight and neat.



We use a BOSCH router -- I love it.


Now it was just a matter of lining everything up and letting the router do it's job.


See the arrows in the picture below?  Line up your router below the top of your sign first, because in order to create your keyhole slot you will move the router up towards the top of your sign.


Once your lined up then slowly sit your router down on your board and move forward until you are stopped by the template.


What we learned is that you shouldn't lift up the router without turning it off -- that is if you want your keyhole slot to look nice & tidy.  Tip:  Turn off router, then lift it up off your sign.


Within just a few minutes of doing the first one and getting a feel for how it worked, Eddie had done 18 signs for me!  We are loving this new little tool.


Before we go, we wanted to share a few of our signs with you real quick, just in case your new around here.


You can find us on Etsy by searching -- mangoseedmarketplace -- all one word.  Thanks for stopping by and let us know if you try out the keyhole slot router bit.




 
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