This technique guide has been created to discuss the dos and don'ts of applying your spray paint. So whether you're working with walls, furniture, or cars, it's important to remember that a good technique is essential for even results. Read Fat Buddha Store's top five tips below.
1. One of the most overlooked beginner's steps in spray painting is usually the very first thing people get wrong. A spray can isn't a camera. Don't point and shoot. To get an even coat of paint, sweep the can horizontally and vertically past the object as you spray. For example, if you're moving left to right, you begin spraying to the left of the object, onto the object, and then to the right of the object.
2. Thin lines are usually used for details such as highlights on a throw up or the nooks of a lamp or ornament. The closer the can is to the object, the thinner the line will be. For the finest of lines we recommend using the Montana outline cap, which uses a small, plastic straw for accuracy, while tilting the can roughly 45 degrees to achieve the least distance between you and your project. Very thin lines need to be applied fairly quickly to avoid unwanted dripping.
3. For filling in large areas, it is important to use an efficient technique that will prolong the life of a can and more importantly, deliver a professional finish by avoiding thick layers that can peel and flake when exposed to the elements. The diagram below shows us effective ways to paint fills.
Tips: Rubber gloves will save your hands from paint, wear old clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and when you buy your paint cans, make sure they're all the same brand.