As a blogger, one of my favorite things in the world is reviewing a product. Whether it’s new or old, as long as it’s new to me, I love taking it out for a test drive.
So when the good folks at HomeRight offered to send their spray shelters and a paint sprayer, of course, I was thrilled.
But here’s a little secret about me and how I do product reviews. I only accept products that I think are good quality and a good product for my readers. So if it’s on this blog, I have truly given it the once over and am expressing opinions are 100% my own.
The Day My Swing Wore a Raincoat
This being said, you may remember seeing a post a few weeks back about how I used their table top spray shelter and their Finish Max Sprayer to save a furniture refinishing flop. If not, you can click here to see. This was actually the first time I used the HomeRight products.
And I gotta tell you, I was pretty amazed. It was so fast and efficient.
So naturally, I was super excited to move on to a bigger project that required the large tent-type spray shelter.
This post is about spraying the sealer on an outdoor porch swing, but more importantly, it shows you how easy it is to erect the big shelter. If you missed that post, you can click here to see.
But what I didn’t tell you about that day is that when the swing was about 3/4 of the way done and completely WET WITH SEALER, it was caught in a pop-up rain shower. At that point, all I could do was drop the mesh covering over the front of the shelter and hope for the best.
When the shower —which actually turned into a downpour —subsided, this is what I saw.
The shelter did not show any signs of collapsing under the pressure of the downpour. And,
The shelter repelled the water and didn’t leak.
Now, I’m not saying that the shelter is water proof. Not at all. But what I am saying is that if you happen to get caught in a shower or need to leave a piece outside overnight, there is a good chance that it will stay high and dry. The odds even improve if the piece is propped up off the ground.
And come to find out, this is hugely important since I happen to live in the “frequent pop-up shower capital of the world.” Sometimes it even rains while the sun is shining. I know. Crazyville.
But the fact that the shelter protected my swing under these conditions was big stuff. So much so that I wanted to share The Day My Swing Wore a Raincoat with all of you.
This handy graphic is great for pinning this idea for later…
And to see more projects completed with HomeRight products, click on any of the photos below: