***I received a HomeRight product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.***
Since purchasing my home in 2014, I have worked hard on many projects. The most time-consuming project by far was refinishing the hardwood floors by myself. Talking about sweat equity! There was more than just sweat involved. How about sweat-blood-bruises equity? Anyway, even though the work was hard, I was very happy with the outcome. I also saved thousands of dollars.
Three months ago, I decided to give the exterior a face lift. The old paint was chipping and I never cared for the yellowish/beige exterior paint the house came with. As with all my projects, I researched the heck out of exterior painting. It’s a big job, to say the least, but someone’s gotta do it. Prep work – which includes pressure washing, scraping off old paint, caulking, priming – is sooo long, but it needs to get done or your paint job is a big waste of time and money.
I was so happy when HomeRight graciously sent over their Titanium Heavy Duty Paint Sprayer to help me speed up my painting process. And boy, did it help!I wasn’t able to use the sprayer for the trim, but it worked like magic on my aluminum siding. I had never used a paint sprayer before this project but I had no issue using this one. What I love about the HomeRight Titanium Sprayer is the easy set up. You just take it out of the box and you are ready to go in just minutes.
Step 1: Put a few drops of oil in the two spots on the underside of the unit.
Step 2: Fill the cup with paint or stain. I thinned my paint a little.
Step 3: Attach the cup with paint back on.
Step 4: Twist the dial on the back of the unit to adjust the amount of paint you want to come out. I went sort of in the middle since I didn’t want paint on my brick.
Step 5: Plug the unit in and practice on a piece of cardboard.Now you are ready to go.
It took about 30 minutes to spray the side of the house. It would have taken me hours to do the same job using a paintbrush.
Here’s the before and after shot.
I wish I would have had the paint sprayer when I stained my deck. I spent hours on my knees applying the stain. Never again!
Painting the exterior of a house sounds intimidating to most people – but it’s doable – with patience, hard work, and the right tools. You will save thousands of dollars, and more so, the pride you feel after accomplishing such a huge task, is priceless.
SallyJune 30, 2015
Wow! That really looks sharp!!! I can’t beieve you did that all by yourself! What a woman! You should be proud of yourself…especially with the heat on top of everything else. I’m impressed.
sabinesJune 30, 2015
Awww… Thank you so much, Sally. Your sweet comment means a lot to me. 🙂
Laura ClarkJuly 1, 2015
The house looks so cute now! You really added to the curb appeal with just paint!
sabinesJuly 1, 2015
Thanks, Laura. It’s amazing what paint can do.
Errolyn HatchJuly 7, 2015
That is a ton of work and what a difference it made!! That is an amazing transformation.
sabinesJuly 7, 2015
Yes, it was a ton of hard work, but well worth it. I’m glad it’s done, though. Thank you for stopping by.:)
the cape on the cornerJuly 7, 2015
that looks great, such big changes!
sabinesJuly 7, 2015
Thank you so much for the kind words! 🙂
MaureenJuly 11, 2015
You did an AWESOME job! It looks fabulous!
sabinesJuly 12, 2015
Thank, Maureen.I appreciate it.
LindaOctober 2, 2015
I can’t believe you did it all by yourself. Great job!
sabinesOctober 2, 2015
Thank you, Linda. It was a lot of work but so well worth it. It’s amazing how much you can learn by doing things yourself.
ProsserApril 13, 2016
Unbelievable, you so crazy. Great job. How long have you completed it?
sabinesApril 13, 2016
Aww thanks! Yes, I do crazy things like that. I think I spent a total of two weeks on everything (cleaning, prepping, painting). It was a ton of work but so worth it. Thanks for reading!
RitaAugust 22, 2016
amazing job, great effort, it looks so much better!
sabinesAugust 22, 2016
Thank you, Rita. It was a ton of work, but so well worth it.