Haven’t we seen people spray paint, isn’t that pretty cool? Originated in the 1880s, as a maintenance store supervisor decided to develop a cold-water paint spraying machine to whitewash his store walls, this technique of spray painting has evolved to zinc rich paint in tight cans.
Many can spray paint, but not many is great at it. As enjoyable as it may seem, spray painting is a form of art.
Here are 5 Sure Tips to Excel at Spray Painting:
- The Surface Check:
The primary ingredient for a good painting is its canvas, the base stage on which the presentation is done. Likewise, the surface for spray painting is the first thing one must check. A rough bumpy surface or one with imperfections will not result in a good output. Also, ensure the surface is devoid of debris and rust; and that it is smooth and clean. At places where there is heavy electrical equipment, an electrical contact cleaner spray is used to cleanse the surface of the contaminants and dirt.
- ‘Hand’le With Care:
One may have the best quality surface or paints, but the handling of the hand is what matters the most! Shake the spray can well and whilst painting, move your arm in one fluid motion. Not just wrist, but entire arm strength is a requirement here. Try to complete one particular section or line in a single go so as to avoid evident overlapping. A single spray covering an entire space is the key here!
- The Spray Gun Helps
A large spray painting job would require you to use a spray gun, especially if you have a compressor. The impact of spray gun painting is 5 times that of a normal aerosol spray and is that evidently visible. A spray gun works on its compressor mechanism where it uses the air from the same to pull the paint from the paint body and further deliver it to the nozzle, delivering an impactful spray at once.
- Old Is Not Gold, But Can Be Silver
In usual cases, an old aerosol spray can refuse to be used in the same way again. Although, with a little DIY treatment, one can get to re-use an already-utilised spray can. All it needs is soaking overnight in a paint thinner solvent. Remember to soak it without its nozzle so the paint can dissolve completely. If the can acts a bit too tough, one can also dip it in hot water. Not boiling, but hot water. This brings one the benefit of viscosity reduction, thereby upping the pressure in the can.
- Heard Of A Respirator?
Aerosol spray fumes are no lesser than dangerous and resulting dust from the painting process adds to the bad situation. Hence, one must spray paint in a ventilated area where the fumes do not gather. A normal 20$ respirator can be of help. It lasts long and saves you the cost of visiting a doctor for respiratory problems.
Bear these tips in mind and enjoy your spray painting experience!