December 19, 2009

All I want for Christmas is ….

…a paint spray gun!!!


Yep – not jewellery, not perfume, not vacations – and just for Kelly at Design Ties – not a hippopotamus  (check her post to see what I mean :) ).

When we were visiting with my sister-in-law in NB this past summer, she was all over the paint gun.  She has some very NICE pieces of furniture that have been re-finished with a paint gun, not to mention all of her interior doors, trim and some cabinets. 


Now, I’ve got several projects on my to do list (including my latest secret furniture project) that could be tackled much faster if I were to use a spray gun rather than a roller of brush.   After the dining room table project, I wasn’t too happy with the finished product.  Although I love the colour and the fact that I’m no longer serving dinner on an eyesore, it would look so much better if it was an even smooth finish.  The more I think about getting a paint spray gun, the more projects are added to the list!


So when Santa asked me “What would you like for Christmas?”, I quickly responded “A paint spray gun”.  Of course, the next question was “Which one?”.  Yikes – WHICH ONE?

A couple of hours Googling Paint Spray Guns and I’ve come up with the top two High Volume Low Pressure guns …

  • Wagner Fine Spray 2400 HVLP
  • Campbell Hausfeld HV1120 HVLP Kit

Both are supposed to be easy to use, under $100 and are well suited for painting decorative finishes, trim, furniture, cabinets and crafts.  Perfect … right up my alley.

I also tried to check out fellow bloggers who use spray guns and was cautioned by John & Sherry at Young House Love to get ALOT of practice before working on a big project as you have to get used to using it and could end up with blotchy or drippy coverage.  Hmmm – guess what I’ll be doing over the holidays ???

Sooo … have any of you used a paint spray gun?  I would love to hear your recommendations?


  1. I wish I could have one too - the problem is that I live in a condo and I don't a place where to use it.

  2. I want one too.......would make painting sooooooooooo much faster (I might even finish a project or two!!)

    Check out for some more info, Holly uses a gun to do all her furniture.

    Have a very Merry Christmas.

  3. Hi Donna,

    I am a self admitted girlie girl but I always ask for tools for Christmas. I hope your Christmas wishes come true.

  4. I love the idea of having one, but I've heard that getting that smooth finish takes a lot of skill. I suppose renting one for a trial might be worth it!


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