Needless to say, spray painting is one of the fastest, if not easiest ways of painting over surfaces or pieces. And as the technology continues to advance, compressors and spray guns are starting to prominently feature in spray paint art.
Before commencing on any spray paint project, it is advisable to wear a mask, don a pair of gloves, and work, where possible, in a well ventilated area as most spray paints require that it should be at least 50 degrees outside in order to obtain a good finish. Below, therefore, we take a look at 5 critical steps in a spray paint art tutorial as follows:
Identify your spray paint object
Whether canvas or furniture, ensure that whatever you intend on spray painting is placed in a strategic location that will not get in your way or that of others.
Depending on your project, you may choose to either sand or clean your piece with a liquid deglosser. A deglosser is likely to provide a better outcome than simply wiping down your piece with soap and water if you want to clean a dirty and grungy piece.
After cleaning your piece, you may choose to make any repairs before starting on the spray painting job. It is also advisable to leave little nicks and dings as they add character to a piece.
The next step is application of the primer in thin coats. If you are going for a very light color or white, you may want to make sure that your piece is fully covered. Also, if you are spray painting a furniture piece, you do not want the dark original color of the wood or any haziness showing through. If you are going dark or black, a grey primer is recommended. Never make the mistake of priming in white then spray painting black or any other dark color. You are likely to use numerous coats afterwards.what is Spray Paint Art Secrets?
This is, undoubtedly, the best part of spray paint art. And as with the primer, apply the paint by holding the can anywhere from between 6 to 12 inches and applying in side to side, sweeping, and/or up and down strokes. At the end of each stroke, ensure that you release the nozzle so as to prevent a paint build-up at the ends. Slightly overlap subsequent strokes and keep going until the coverage is even and complete. For the best experience, choose a can whose nozzle is adjustable and can allow you to spray in a wide stream that is either horizontal or vertical.