Spraying of paint is simply adding touches of colour to a project. Depending on the surface to be sprayed, colour varies and can be gotten from any nearby hardware store. However, it is important to note that spray painting night appear very easy on the outside. It is easy but when you do not familiarize yourself with the techniques involved, the result after spraying might be very disappointing and displeasing. Here are some techniques and tips you need to arm yourself with to ensure your project gets the best spraying possible.
1. Make sure the surface to be sprayed is smooth:
This should be the first requirement before you can decide to spray any surface. You must ensure your project has a smooth and clean surface free of debris or rust. Any rough surface on your project will only become obvious after spraying. So endeavor to make the surface as smooth as possible either with the use of a steel wool or a sandpaper (depending on the surface of the project). You can also use a lint-free dump cloth to remove dust in other to get a perfectly smooth surface before spraying.
2. Use the right tool for the right job:
The only reason why technical experts are referred to as experts is because they follow some rules which appear technical to a layman. After making sure you have a smooth surface, the next thing you should consider is appropriate mixing of paints. Make sure your paint is at room temperature. Shake vigorously for about 4 minutes to ensure proper mixing. While spraying, ensure you press down the top of the spraying can at about 12″ away from the surface to be sprayed. In a fluid motion, sweep the paint in an horizontal movement across the surface while releasing the tip of the can when you reach the other end. This will help give uniform appearance to the sprayed surface and brings the beauty out of your project.
3. Make use of a respirator:
Before carrying out any workshop activity, there are some things that need to be in order to avoid minor/major hazards. It is no news that spray paint fumes are quite toxic, and dust masks offer little or no protection. Before you start painting, ensure you have your respirator on and be sure to spray-paint in a well-ventilated environment where paint fumes won’t have access to accumulation. A respirator with replaceable filters is as low as $25 to $30; quite pocket friendly, and can survive many spray-paint projects. This is cheaper than running to the doctors for respirator issues and will also save you a lot of breathing stress.
4. Fast Finishing of Small Parts:
This is basically for those having big spraying project with time constraints. If you likely belong in this category, you might want to try this out. To spray-paint faster and effectively, start with small fasteners such as nails, screw eyes, screws, and bolts: All you need do is stick these fasteners into a sheet of cardboard. Erect the cardboard in a vertical position and then spray. This automatically duplicates the paint on the parts