How can I spray paint?


Spray painting is easy. Simply clean, sand and prime the surface as necessary before evenly coating it with paint. Use a sweeping motion while spraying, moving left to right or up and down to give the surface an even, smooth coat of paint.

After cleaning the item, lightly sand it and prime the surface for best results. Read the paint label to make sure it is suitable for the material painted. For example, not all paints are suitable for painting plastic; a material-specific spray paint might be necessary. The instructions on the paint label are also useful to determine how far the sprayer should be from the object, the right temperatures for painting and the amount of drying time needed.

Test the spray pattern before getting started by spraying a shot of paint onto a piece of cardboard or plywood to determine the pattern that the sprayer produces. Adjust how close you hold the sprayer to object if needed. Whenever possible, place the item on the platform of a workbench, with a drop cloth covering the surrounding area for easy cleanup. This makes it easier to achieve consistent sweeping motion while minimizing the need to bend or hunch over while spray painting.

Q&A Related to "How can I spray paint?"
To spray paint metal, begin by cleaning the metal surface. Next isolate with newspaper or tape the area you want to paint and begin spraying in a swaying motion by holding the can
Wondering how to spray paint brass? It may seem odd to paint this copper and zinc alloy, but a fresh coat of paint can bring new life to brass candlesticks, picture frames and other
1. Wash the trailer. Use warm water and automotive car wash soap to remove debris and dirt. Clean the surface of the trailer thoroughly and don't forget to wash in between any creases
1. Find a flat, well-ventilated area to paint in. Exposure to the pigment, binder and solvent in spray paint can cause eye and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness
Explore this Topic
Cracked spray paint can be as a result of several factors. Spray paint is relatively cheap and therefore you may have purchased low quality paint. Another factor ...
There is a way to remove most spray paint from wood. To get started, you have to sand down the wood. You could also use an acetone solvent to remove the paint. ...
Huffing spray paint is very dangerous and shouldn't be tried at all. However, to huff paint you will need a sock or rag. You will spray the sock/rag with paint ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014