6 Art Facts About Spray Paint


6 Art Facts About Spray Paint

Art Facts – Have you ever considered using aerosol paint for a project? Are you worried that your DIY attempts will turn into a disaster? We are here to help you! There are many funs, economical and easy ways to use spray paint. However, there are facts about spray paint that most people do not know about.

Here are things to know about this painting before starting your DIY project! If you need inspiration, check out this article to discover ideas for economic projects that use aerosol paint.

6 Art Facts About Spray Paint
6 Art Facts About Spray Paint

Art Facts 1- Why Choose Aerosol Paint Over Ordinary Paint?

Advantages: The famous brushes and rollers are not always the best option to add colour. Spray paint is much easier to use and forgives more when you make a mistake. It is less expensive, dries faster and provides better coverage. It is an oil that adheres very well to most surfaces and is often more durable than latex paint.

Disadvantages: The choice of spray paint colours is very limited compared to the unlimited choice of colours for traditional paint. Spray paint also costs more per square foot, is much more fragrant and should be used in a well-ventilated area.

Art Facts 2 – It Can Be Applied On Virtually Any Surface

Thanks to its versatility, spray paint can be used on many surfaces such as plastic, metal, wood, ceramics, plaster, concrete, canvas, particleboard, laminate, glass and many more. It is strongly advised not to spray paint on surfaces that come into direct contact with food.

Art Facts 3 – Temperature Affects Aerosol Temperature

The spray paint does not adhere very well when it is too cold or too humid outside. Wait until the humidity level is below 65%, it is sunny and the temperature is mild. If you have to spray paint in winter, try to do it in your garage or in a place (ideally not in the house) where the temperature is above 10 degrees Celsius, otherwise, your paint will bubble, crack and/or peel off!

#Art Facts 4 – Is A Primer Required?

Because the spray paint is oil-based, it requires no primer for most surfaces. However, it is recommended to use a primer for shiny surfaces, metal and wood, as well as external surfaces. For wood, a primer helps prevent uneven paint finish. For metal, it will increase the resistance to erosion.

If you have no idea if you need to use a primer, there are brands of spray paint that offer a combination of primer and paint.

#Art Facts 5 – The Technique Of Overlapping Paint For A Uniform Result

When the spray paint overlaps very slightly during application, lighter or darker paint streaks may appear. However, you can remedy this situation by creating an overlap of almost 50%, so that each throw is only half the size of the previous one.

6 Art Facts About Spray Paint
6 Art Facts About Spray Paint

#Art Facts 6 – It Is Important To Use A Mask To Breathe

When using aerosol paint, there is a good chance that the area you are working on is full of solvents and there are a lot of particles in the air. Without a mask, these solvents will end up in your lungs, which is harmful to your health. It is therefore important to always wear a respirator using spray paint. On the other hand, you can choose to work in a very open-air environment. The problem is that the breeze is likely to blow constantly on your painting, which will affect your result.

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