Spray painting may seem simple. However, there are a lot of ways things can go wrong. Follow these tips and tricks to make your piece a work of art!
How To Spray Paint
Prepare Your Area
Work in an area with good ventilation away from sparks or flames. Keep your can away from any heat. Start with a clean and dry surface on the object you're painting. If your spray paint does not include a primer
, be sure to apply one yourself.
The Spraying Process
Shake the spray paint
can vigorously before spraying. This prevents a false start which may spatter bubbles/thicker bits onto your object. Do not point the can spout directly at the surface of the object. This prevents drips. Instead, slowly pass the can over the surface of your object in a steady motion. Be sure to hold the can 6-8 inches away from objects surface. Turn and rotate object to be sure to get all surfaces evenly. To make the job even smoother, try Ace's Can Gun
. The Can Gun puts pain free, professional style spraying right at your finger tips.
Clear The Nozzle
Clear the tip after each use. Hold the can upside down and spray the paint so a clear gas appears. This ensure that the can is able to be used again when needed.
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