If you recall, last week the outdoor porch swing was refinished with milk paint. And although milk paint is tough and will create a rock hard finish on the wood, I still felt that it needed sealing with a weather proofing topcoat. This is mainly because the swing lives out in the elements year-round. But to be honest, I wasn’t thrilled about adding another coat of anything to the swing.
But then I tried something new. Well, new for me…..and it made all the difference.
Disclosure: I was sent a HomeRight Spray Shelter to try in exchange for writing a review on this blog. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own.
Here lately, I’ve been using more spray paint. In years past, I shied away from it because I didn’t want to haul the piece outdoors and then have to leave it there until it dried. I also didn’t want to worry about paint drift getting onto the car or house —or have leaves and bugs get stuck in the wet paint. Ugh. I just was not a fan of spray paint. Not at all.
Then the good folks at HomeRight sent me a Spray Shelter.
And I won’t lie. At first, I was skeptical about it, too.
I mean, where was I supposed to store a big ole’ spray painting shelter? And how would I ever get it erected?
Then it arrived — in a container no bigger than a studio umbrella.
And it was every bit as light as a studio umbrella, too.
Now I’m intrigued — but cautious — I needed to see this thing in action.
ASSEMBLE THE SPRAY SHELTER
Turns out, the Spray Shelter pops together in three easy steps:
- Connect the two frame pieces together end-to-end.
- Thread the connected frame pieces through two loops in the canvas.
- Erect the tent, cross the frame pieces, and hook the canvas to the frame.
ERECT THE SPRAY SHELTER ON ANY FLAT SURFACE
I was able to set the shelter on the back corner of my patio and didn’t use any of the ground anchors. The weather was a little breezy, but didn’t move the shelter at all.
CELEBRATE THE SPACE
And it can easily handle one full-sized porch swing —-with plenty of space (including head space) to spray a lovely matte topcoat on the swing.
Remember to spray in a well-ventilated area with the front mesh cover LIFTED and wear a protective mask, eyewear, and clothing.
SAVOR THE SUPER SMOOTH FINISH
Now I’m a believer and I’ll show you why.
I sprayed a clear topcoat over the milk paint because it was easier to get coverage between the slats.
It only took about 5 to 10 minutes to apply the topcoat to each side.
The swing was flipped over and the underside was sprayed first. When it was dry, the swing was flipped back and the topside was sprayed.
And through it all, the shelter protected the surrounding area from overspray and protected the swing while it dried.
In the end, the finish was totally free of debris and smooth as a baby’s bottom.
But wait…….THERE’S MORE
Since then, the outdoor table set has been refinished with spray paint. This post will go live on October 20.
And the battle with the guys — who think this is the perfect sun shelter for sports or the beach — is ongoing. #homerighthelpme #ithinkineedtwoshelters
Their argument is that I can simply use the big shelter’s little brother. To see the tabletop version in action click here.
But as great as the little brother is, it can’t accommodate big pieces of furniture.
Sorry guys. You lose.
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