Of all the projects I have worked on this summer, the one I have dreaded the most is staining the fence. Luckily for me, RYOBI generously provided us with the RYOBI Paint Station to use for this project. I knew the Paint Station would make this job easier, but until I used the sprayer, I had no idea how much time it was actually going to save me.
When the Paint Station arrived, I admit it was intimidating. With a pressure rating of 2800-PSI, its power is comparable to our Pressure Washer. Knowing how much damage I could do with the pressure washer, I was nervous to see what would happen if I applied the same amount of pressure using paint instead of water. My friends and neighbors did little to boost my confidence as they told me all the reasons why they wouldn’t use a paint sprayer; They are too messy; They waste paint; You can’t use a sprayer if the wind is blowing, etc. They must not have used a RYOBI Paint Station for their projects because using this sprayer was a breeze.
Taking into consideration the advice mentioned above, I waited for the perfect day to begin staining the fence. After familiarizing myself with the different parts of the machine, I was ready. I put down drop clothes on both sides of the fence, primed the pump, and started spraying. The paint station provided smooth even coverage and within a matter of minutes I had covered a six-foot section of the fence. I quickly realized that my biggest problem was a lack of drop cloths, as I had to stop painting every couple of minutes just to move the drop cloths along the fence.
With the RYOBI Paint Station’s precision sprayer and variable pressure control, there was very little overspray, which eliminated the need for a drop cloth on the backside of the fence. Without needing to adjust the drop cloths I quickly covered more ground, and within two hours I had disbursed 5 gallons of stain and stained two sides of the fence, both front and back. If I’d had more stain, I could have easily stained the entire fence in one afternoon.
RYOBI Paint Station Features:
- 2800-PSI Pump
- Variable Pressure Control to reduce over spray
- 515 Reversible Spray Tip to clear clogs quickly
- 25ft High-Pressure Hose
- Pistol-Grip Sprayer that is compatible with standard spray tips, extension poles and high-pressure rollers
The RYOBI Paint Station is the perfect solution for all of your home improvement projects. Don’t be intimidated by its power, using this machine is simple and straightforward as long as you follow the instructions.
The RYOBI Paint Station can be purchased at The Home Depot for $199.00.