How to Use a Paint Sprayer Indoors

Before you begin painting, prepare the indoor space properly. Remove or cover furniture, rugs, and other items that could be damaged by overspray.

Prepare the Area

Selecting the appropriate paint sprayer for your indoor project is crucial. Consider the size of the area you’ll be painting and the type of paint you’ll be using.

Choose the Right Paint Sprayer

Besides the paint sprayer, gather all the necessary materials. These typically include paint, a paint strainer, a mixing stick, a paint bucket, a respirator mask, safety goggles, gloves, and appropriate cleaning supplies.

Gather your Materials

Read the paint manufacturer’s instructions and prepare the paint accordingly. Strain the paint to remove any impurities that could clog the sprayer.

Prepare the Paint

Follow the instructions provided with your paint sprayer to assemble it correctly. Prime the sprayer by filling the paint bucket with a small amount of paint and running it through the sprayer until the paint flows evenly.

Assemble and Prime the Sprayer

Before you start painting, adjust the settings on your sprayer. This may include adjusting the spray pattern, flow rate, and air pressure.

Adjust the Settings

Before applying paint to the walls or other surfaces, practice your spraying technique on a piece of cardboard or scrap material.

Practice the Spraying Technique

Begin the painting in a methodical manner, starting from the top and working your way down. Hold the sprayer about 6-10 inches away from the surface and maintain a consistent distance throughout.

Start Painting