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New To Spray Painting? Check Out The Useful Guide From Spotlight!
Spray painting is an art and it does require skill. You also need the right supplies for spray painting, so there are many things to consider. If you are new to spray painting and need more information about it, be sure to read through our guide below.
What Spray Painting Supplies Do I Need To Get Started?
Spray painting is relatively cost-effective. So, if you want to get started with this artform, you do not necessarily have to break the bank. Overall, you will need spray paints in your preferred colours, a good primer, old newspapers, some painter's tape, a ventilator mask, a pair of safety glasses, and some disposable gloves.
How Do I Prepare My Hobby Room For Spray Painting?
As you may know already, spray paints can have a considerable smell and release fumes when they are used. To ensure they do not affect you, it is essential to use the right equipment such as safety glasses and ventilator mask, but also prepare your hobby room for spray painting.
Before we move to some clear safety instructions, we must mention that the temperature inside the hobby room must be right. When the temperature in your room is too cold or too hot, the spray paint may not stick to the object properly.
Of course, you must protect the room as well. First, lay down some newspapers to protect the floor against the spray paint. You should also tape the newspaper in its prime position, as the newspaper could move as you walk over it.
To protect your respiratory system, you should always wear the ventilator mask before you start painting. You should also open a window, this will increase ventilation and reduce some of the fumes released by your spray paint.
How Can I Spray Paint Smaller Objects?
Spray painting larger objects is not difficult, as you have more control and can easily protect the area with some newspaper. But what do you do if you want to spray paint a smaller object?
When you spray paint smaller objects, it is recommended to do the spraying in a carboard box, this eliminates the process of putting down newspaper and give you a quick and easy clean-up afterwards.
Do I Need To Prepare Objects Before I Start Spray Painting Them?
The temperature inside your hobby room is not the only thing that could cause problems when you start spray painting your objects. Therefore, it is essential to prepare your objects properly before you apply the spray paint to them.
One of the things you need to do before you start spraying an object is clean it. Any dirt and grime left on the object can interfere with the spray-painting process. Therefore, you must ensure that the object is properly cleaned. You should also be careful with the cleaning products you use, as some may leave a residue that influences the effectiveness of your spray paint.
A gentle detergent and a damp cloth is usually enough to keep your objects clean and pristine. That being said, always let your object dry and then touch it briefly to see if there is any sticky residue. If there is some stickiness left, then you might have to clean the object again.
If you are spray painting an old object, then you might want to consider sandpapering the object before you start spray painting it. You may also have to apply some primer before you apply the spray paint.
When Should I Apply Primer?
Primer should be applied for most spray painting jobs, as this ensures the spray paint adheres better to the surface. However, you usually need a single primer layer before you can start spray painting, this means the process is relatively fast.
There are many reasons why you should use primer, but the main reason is to obtain an even finish once you are done spray painting. If you do not apply the primer, you could still acquire an even finish, but you would need a considerable amount of spray paint to achieve the same result.
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