As I was watching videos and reading blog posts to learn how to makeover our camper, there was one thing I heard again and again. Almost everyone said, “Painting the camper was a huge, exhausting project. It took forever but it was worth it.” Along with that, a few people added that if they had to do it again they would consider using a paint sprayer. I was intrigued, so I set out to find out how to paint a camper with a sprayer.

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Here I show how to paint a camper with a paint sprayer and how much faster and easier it is. This was part of our large family camper makeover.
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Once I figured it out, I was able to paint all the cabinet doors in 7 minutes!

There are really NOT a lot of tutorials showing people using a sprayer. A lot of it I had to figure out as I went, especially how to approach the cabinetry. I’ve tried to show details here on every aspect of how to paint a camper with a sprayer from taping to prepping walls, painting the cabinet doors and frames, and tips I found handy for removing the tape. At the bottom of this post I’ve listing out exactly which products I used.

It was still a lot of work to paint the camper! The camper makeover took most of my free time and a lot of our weekends for the entire month of July. The priming and painting itself only took a few minutes over the course of a few days. The prep work beforehand took another few days, to remove and tape off everything that we didn’t want tape on. However, here’s why I think it was way better: the tedious, time consuming part is the taping and you get to do that right away in the beginning when you’re excited to start. Right about the time I was getting really tired and wanting to quit, I got to start spraying and see amazingly fast changes! And then it was quickly on to the decorating and finishing, which was mostly fun and somewhat re-energizing. If I had hit the wall when the camper was only half painted by hand, I may have just walked away for awhile.

The sprayer itself was definitely a worthwhile investment for us and I think it would be the same for anyone who does even a few DIY projects a year. We constantly have projects going and, looking back, a sprayer would have saved me so many hours of tedious painting. I wish I had bought one years ago.

I didn’t really go in to detail about how to operate the sprayer model I chose because there are a lot of tutorials already out there on that. If you do want me to show something you’re having a hard time finding just let me know!

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This is part of my series on our large family camper makeover. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 or go see the complete playlist on our MarriedtotheFarm YouTube channel. I’m happy to help if you have questions, just ask in the comments!

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