Spray Paint Basics
If you find something you like but hate the color…..no worries, head for the spray a paint and select your favorite color! Before you start here are a few basics for you novices.
Spray Paint Basics:
Buy the correct paint for your project: General purpose, decorative or craft paint, rust prevention, plastic. Be sure to read the labels carefully before you buy.
READ THE DIRECTIONS THOROUGHLY
Work in a well-ventilated area
Wear a mask and gloves
Ideally, temperatures should be between 50°F and 90°F, and relative humidity is below 85%.
Avoid painting in direct sunlight and hot, humid weather.
Make sure what you are painting is clean and dry
Use a primer whenever possible
Remove rust with a wire brush
Shake can well
Don’t spray too close or too much.
Always begin and finish spraying off the object, using an even side-to-side motion with each pass overlapping your spray pattern by about one-third.
Take your time. Use thin, multiple coats instead of one thick coat
Clean spray paint valve after use
Turn can upside down and spray for 5 seconds. This helps prevent the spray tip from clogging