Spray Paint FAQ’s

10 Jan , 2018

These are some of the most common questions we get asked here at Spray Technologies so we figured a blog post could come in useful and help you with your queries that little bit faster!

How to Spray Paint Evenly?

If you have never spray painted before the first time can be difficult and may put you off for life! Don’t give up though as once you get the hang of it, it is actually very easy. The firs thing you need to do is make sure you shake your spray paint for a couple of minutes, that little rattle inside is there for a reason! We want to make sure the paint is well mixed and any clots are removed. The next thing to do is practice on a spare piece of material,  preferably the same as what you intend on spraying but if not an old rag will do. Hold the tin abut 8-12 inches from your target and start spraying, always keep your hand moving and never linger in one place. Wait for your first coat to dry and then repeat. Repeat the process as many times as necessary until you get a full even coverage.


How long to wait in between coats?

This one can be tricky as depending on the paint type the answer will vary. Always consult the tin or contact us directly for an accurate answer. If you have the time though wait at least 24 hours between coats for the best results.


How do I spray paint hard to reach areas?

Our spray paints come with our unique vary-nozzle to make your spray painting that bit easier. Often though you can get specialist long tips for those very hard to reach areas. Contact us for more information if you think you need a specialist solution.

 

Why did my paint crack after drying?

Usually this will happen when you are suing 2 different paint types together. Because the paints aren’t compatible the paints try to get away from each other leading to a crackle effect. This effect can be a desired result and we sell paints that will give you this effect here. However when this effect is not desired use compatible paints. Another reason for cracking is spraying at very high or very low temperatures.

 

My paint looks nice but it feels rough to the touch

This again is caused by spraying at to high a temperature. The paint drys before it has fully bonded with the surface leading to a rough sand papery feel.

 

My paint has raised blotches

This is simply from lingering in one place to long when spraying. Also keep your hand moving and try to spray as evenly as possible giving each area the same amount of paint and time under spray.