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When compared with conventional and regular painting using a brush, this method of spraying dries quickly and won’t leave over any stroke marks produced by the paintbrush. Now, you can simply move around the house renovating your furniture without the help of any painter. Here are some of the tips by which you can excel at spray painting.
1. Selecting The Canvas
Selection of the right canvas is the first, and possibly the most important, step in every spray painting project. And while at it, always keep in mind to spray on a wooden canvas that is same as the table saw height.
This enables you to work more confidently and makes your work flawless. The canvas that you choose comes in different shapes and sizes, so you may want to do a little homework before choosing the right one for your project. If you are new in the field of wood painting, try to do a trial so that you are confident enough in working with furniture.
2. Preparation Of The Canvas or Furniture (Where You Are Applying The Paint) And The Sprayer
As you are going to work on wood or furniture, it is prudent to have some knowledge about woodworking tools and how they are handled. Always keep your canvas dry and smooth as this helps in the even distribution of paint throughout the canvas. Remember to use sandpapers and apply primers to remove any adhesives present on the canvas.
You can use a portable paint sprayer if you need enough wiggle room when spraying. However, make sure that the nozzle of the sprayer is free from any dirt or leftover paints. It is recommended to clean the sprayer and its nozzle after completing each work.
3. Work In Favourable Weather Conditions
It is always advised that you read the instructions present in the spray paint for more detailed information on how to go about the whole business of spraying. But as a general rule, it is ideal to work with spray paint in a temperature range between 50F and 90F, and when relative humidity is below 85%.
Also, do not spray in direct sunlight, and it is not advised to spray-paint in hot weather as the aerosol spray paints are highly inflammable. Also, remember to cover your face and nose. Last but not least, do not paint in a windy environment or with the fan is switched on.
4. Awareness Of Recoat Timing
You won’t get a fine finish by a single coat, so you can go for multiple coats to make your work a masterpiece. However, it is important to know about the recoating time as is mentioned in the can. Do read the instructions carefully.
The amount of the paint applied will reflect the quality of your work. It is not the quantity of the paint that determines the overall outcome, but rather how perfectly you play around with the coatings.
5. Selection Of The Paint
The paints are available in various brands, and each of them differs accordingly. So, try to do proper research before you buy any spray paint. Reviews about various brands of spray paints are readily available on the internet, so invest some time in reading them.
The above are just some of the common tips that you should keep in mind, but we have certainly not exhausted the list. If you have good knowledge about woodworking tools and know how to handle those tools, you can make your work even more beautiful.