Live Actively by Spray-Painting

Spray-painting has been known to boost one’s creativity. It’s an excellent way to test your imagination and improve your cognitive function. Spray-painting is a fun activity, but what can it offer for your active lifestyle?

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If you thought of “better motor skills” or anything related to that, then you’re correct. Spray-painting sharpens the motor skills by requiring you to practice and practice over and over. It enhances your hand to eye coordination. It makes your eyes and hands more active than ever before.

The Exercise You Never Realized Was an Exercise

HomeRight-C800879-Power-Flo-Pro-2800Spray-painters love the idea of painting not because it’s only fun to distribute paint through spraying, but also because it enables them to somehow perform a mild exercise. They need to move around when spray-painting, which means their feet and legs have to be strong enough to endure the standing and walking from one point to another. Some paintsprayers are also huge, so carrying them, transporting them, and handling them is also a physical challenge that can activate those sleeping muscles you have in your body. Painting the exterior parts of a house is even a better workout for your body. Because of the wide area you have to cover with paint, you’ll have to move from place to place. And that, of course, will cause you to sweat, which means you’re burning fats too! It may sound a bit absurd, but it’s true.

As a painter, you don’t have one responsibility alone; you need to prepare the surfaces that will receive the paint too. This means you’ll also do some cleaning and removing of old paint so that the new paint will be correctly installed. And trust me; the preparation process itself is already an excellent exercise for your body. If cleaning floors, walls, and ceilings won’t make you perspire, then you’re probably not human. The point is, painting is the workout you never thought could be so beneficial to your active lifestyle. On top of that, you may even need to sand some surfaces! Using a sander is definitely a workout too!

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So, if you’re a painter who hates exercising but knows you need it, then here’s some good news for you: Your spray-painting profession is already a workout in itself! You’re not only having a lot of fun; you even have an active lifestyle. What could be better than that?

If you’re not a painter yet, then I suggest you grab one of the best-rated airless paint spray guns today and start living an active lifestyle in a unique way!

Finish It with A Finishing Nailer!

Did you know that building stuff with wood is a low-impact exercise? It may be unusual, but woodworking can help you have an active lifestyle while making you creative, resourceful, and productive too!

One of the best ways to start woodworking is to try simple DIY projects, and you can do that with the ol’ reliable finishing nailer. This tool is also known as a finish nail gun, and is used to shoot nails to softwood, plywood, hardwood, and trim boards. It allows the user to quickly finish the tasks by eliminating the time for hammering nails.

For those who do not know the proper way of using a finishing nailer, finish nailing can be a hard task, which is why we’re here to tackle that.

Below are the steps on how to use a finish nail gun.

STEPS

1: Load the nails into the magazine

Here’s an instructional video on how to load a finish nailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwlUuTbJz-g

2: Position the finish nail tip’s center

Identify the spot where you need the nail to go. If you want, you could use a pencil to mark the location, especially if you’re a beginner. Next, place the center of the nail tip where the nail should be to avoid blowout, which refers to the nail coming out of the incorrect way. Be sure to correctly position the gun where the nail must go to avoid displacing the nail tip’s position.

Note: Nail blowouts are often caused by the bent angling of the gun, trim, or molding.

3: Push down the safety nose

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Finish nailers come with a safety feature—a nose. It should first be pushed down entirely. If you don’t, the trigger of nail won’t be engaged and can’t be pulled.

4: Pull the trigger

Just like when using a handgun, you should also pull the trigger to release the nail from the finish nailer.

Tips

  • bostitch-finishing-nailerPlace the parts with a gauge. Use a gauge to acquire precise and steady placement of parts. Remember that you must keep the parts in place before you secure them using your finish nail gun.
  • Get rid of stray nails instantly. If you can’t pull out the nails, break them off instead. You could also twist the stray nails into position and strike them with a hammer later. However, usually, the best solution is to get rid of some of its parts and use your nail set to sink what you can no longer remove.
  • Open the latch to avoid nail jams. The latch (found in the front part) of a finishing nailer is easy to open, which is probably an obvious clue that you must unfasten it to get rid of the jammed nails. If you’re using a cordless unit, take out the battery before you open the latch. And if you’re using a pneumatic nailer, ensure that you unlink it from the air compressor too. Remember that safety must be your priority.

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