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Spray Paint Basics
What you'll need:
Here's everything you'll need to get it right the first time.
  • Newspaper
  • Spray Paint

 
Our step-by-step guide illustrates how to get the perfect finish fast. This is a fail-safe method on how to get the perfect finish every time.
 
 
1) Read
 
Always read the directions first.
 
2) Shake
 
Shake the can well to ensure the pigment is evenly dispersed. You will hear the rattle of the mixing ball.
 
3) Practice
 
Practice spraying on newspaper while keeping the can moving.
 
4) Ensure
 
Ensure the surface is clean, dry, sanded or primed as necessary.
 
5) Test
 
If you are unsure whether the paint is compatible with the material, test it on an inconspicuous area first.
 
6) Mask
 
Mask areas that you don’t want to be painted.
 
7) Distance
 
Check for the spraying distance – this is very important and varies among products.
 
8) Apply
 
Spray paint quickly and evenly in several directions, moving the can from side to side and up and down.
 
9) Shake
 
Shake the can regularly for 10 seconds during spraying.
 
10) Spray
 
In most cases, spray several thin coats. There are exceptions to this rule – always read the directions first.
 
11) Dry
 
Leave to dry for the recommended time.
 
 
 
 
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