DIY Spray Paint Tips
Do you have DIY projects planned for when the weather is cooler? Here are some helpful tips for any of your spray painting projects:
Set Up a Workspace- For larger pieces, build a stage to keep the piece at a working height. Think sawhorses; for small items, a lazy susan will do.
Watch the Weather- Make sure the outside temperature is above 40 degrees. When it is colder than that, the pressure in the paint can drops. Also, do not try to paint when it’s about to rain.
Pay Attention to Prep- Spray paint’s glossy finish highlights imperfections, so before painting, sand, clean, rinse, and dry the surface thoroughly. For vibrant light colors, like yellow, use a spray-on primer.
Go Slow- Spray in long, even passes, and overlap your last pass for good coverage. To avoid drips, instead of pointing the nozzle at the surface, position it about 8 inches away and sweep it across. Spray the entire object, let it dry, and apply a complete second coat. Don’t do one half, then the other half later, as this will result in an uneven look.
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