This sprayer is extremely easy to use. It’s SO small compared to my other sprayer which has this huge long hose and air compressor attached to it. The Finish Max is an airless sprayer so it has a small motor thing on top of the gun. You just have to squeeze the gun and off you go! It also completely stops when the trigger is released, unlike my other sprayer which always sprayed a fine mist unless the compressor was completely turned off.
You have to thin the paint which took me a little trial and error. At first I thinned it too much and I thought it wouldn’t be a big deal but it caused a LOT of drips. I added more latex and then it was a good consistency. I just thinned it with a little bit of water. It comes with a viscosity cup which helps you know the right consistency.
I moved my mantel (my husband moved it) out to the deck where I had set up the HomeRight spray shelter. It’s a pretty large tent and fit the mantel inside it. I had laid a large drop cloth on the floor because it doesn’t come with a floor. It really helps to catch overspray though. (Sorry this picture was taken through the glass door.)