Do you have a porch that needs a good paint refresh? A coat of paint will do the trick. Here is the best way to paint a porch is right here.
I’m always on the hunt for a power tool that works incredibly well, and saves time on projects. I have found the best sprayer for painting! Our back porch project is in collaboration with Wagner SprayTech. All opinions are my own, and I only write about products that I have tried and stand by. Here is the best and easiest way to paint a porch.
One of the selling points for the 1820 when we were just looking at it, was the back porch. It’s a very large space with a ton of promise. The vantage point it has of our backyard is beautiful and we knew immediately that we would spend quite a bit of time on that porch. And we were right. We’re porch people no matter how big or how small.
I often get lost in thought sitting there. We enjoy cocktail hour and family dinners on warm evenings, and I often bring my laptop out to the porch to work. It’s lovely. The only thing not lovely about it, was the all white. It constantly looked dirty, and I felt I was sweeping the walls with a broom. No doubt this is common porch cleaning technique, but still, you get where I’m going.
Here it is at the beginning. The previous owners painted the floor a poopy color brown, along with the tops of the benches. I tried to work with it, and did for a year or two. Having said this, our back porch has undergone a lot of decor changes. Most were minor, but worthy of some accolades. I did paint the floor and bench tops a light grey, but with a big bumbling dog and heavy traffic, light colored painted floors outside aren’t the best idea, however I did paint a faux rug under the table that was kinda cool.
Go Big Or Go Home
Back in January when I was writing down the projects I wanted to tackle this year, I started thinking about our back porch. Then, I began going through photos on my computer. Each year our porch has been inching up on the decor enhancements, but still, nothing really took our back porch out of the ordinary. And I still had those white walls to contend with, that really needed some sprucing up.
I consider our back porch as another room to our home. It’s big enough for a table and chairs, and two sitting areas along with seating on the storage benches. My vision was to go opposite of white and go dark. Why dark, you ask? Because darker colors keep your eye moving straight out to the yard. White stops the eye, and doesn’t blend with the outdoors. This is the theory behind black window frames, etc. They’re becoming more and more popular on homes and for good reason. Same applies to our back porch.
Then I got to thinking – how can I turn this back porch from drab to fab? And, since I already am home, my aim was for big; BIG transformation, dramatic, unexpected yet fierce. Turns out, it’s all in the color. I needed to find the best and easiest way to paint a porch. Painting your porch can go from boring to over the top, and I have the secret power tool to make painting your porch look unbelievable, and it will cut the project time in half.
The Best Way To Paint A Porch
Our back porch has a vaulted ceiling, and a load of rafters, making a paint brush and roller completely out of the question. I also wanted the ceiling, walls, spindles and floor all the same color. I needed a paint sprayer that could take on the volume of outdoor space, and I needed one with a lot of reach and very little overspray.
The answer: The Wagner SprayTech Control Pro 190. I don’t even know where to start first, because this paint sprayer is so great! The first selling point is that there is no need to thin out the paint before spraying. That right there is so huge because there’s no guessing game if you’ve mixed the paint too thinly, or if still too thick. This sprayer works straight from can to spraying, even with a primer / paint combination. And the best part? It is high efficiency!! Simply stick the wand in the paint, prime the machine, then start to paint. This absolutely is the best way to spray a porch.
The spray is adjustable, from more of a narrow spray to a wider one, and the coverage is so even. Sean got up on the ladder and sprayed the ceiling and rafters, and I painted the walls and floor. Imagine if he used a paint brush and roller on the ceiling? We’d be painting all summer long. So many areas that are so hard to reach, but with the Wagner Control Pro 190, the paint reached all of those areas, and what a tremendous time saver, too. It took us one full day to spray our back porch. This sprayer cut hours off of the time we would have spent on this project without it.
Using this paint sprayer is absolutely the best and easiest way to paint a porch, and any larger project and exterior surface. It’s what the pros use, and based on what our back porch looks like now, we look like pros, too. I can’t say enough good things about the high efficiency Control Pro 190. It’s become my favorite power tool of all time and believe me, we have more exterior painting projects on the pipeline.
This is our last project for Makeover May and I cannot wait until you see our back porch makeover!! It’s a BIG transformation and it is now more relaxing than ever. Stay tuned, the reveal will be on Saturday!
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