How to you prepare yourself?
Spray painting requires that you mentally jot down certain pointers before you get started.
For example, what kind of paint is required for the job? Is it going to be heavy or light? How many coats will you need? Is my spray can compatible with the kind of paint that I’m going to be using?
Once you’re sorted, you can go ahead!
Some of the different kinds of spray paint
There are different kinds of sprayers such as the airless sprayers, paint sprayers and HVLP (high volume, low pressure) sprayers.
Paint has a thick texture and needs to be watered down. As a rule, it is combined with water or thinner to form the right consistency.
- Primer: This is one of the first and basic steps. A layer of primer is put on the wall and then made to dry. Once it’s completely dried out, paint is applied. This step is essential in ensuring smooth application of paint. It will also stay on longer, much like shiny top coats in nail polish!
There are different kinds of primers out there like water-based, all purpose and enamel. Each one has its own advantages like the oil based primers last for long while the water based primers dry up quickly. Enamel primer is used for metal and wood.
All purpose primers are more versatile as they can be used in almost every kind of surface. They are not loaded with chemicals like the first two.
- Vinyl: It is basically a mixture of water and plastic. These are both weather and water proof and lightweight as well, making it a highly productive choice. They can be used on floors, ceiling and siding. There are a variety of Vinyl finishes like vinyl matte, vinyl sheen and vinyl silk.
Vinyl matte, as the name advocates, has no shine to it. Matte is completely dry and opaque and is perfect for painting the exterior and interior area of a house.
Vinyl silk has a shiny finish.
Vinyl soft sheen is kind of in between the two, neither completely matte nor glossy.
Alkyd paint was once made up of substances such as organic acids and alcohol but today, its essentially made from polyester.
Like Vinyl, they come in different varieties like drying, semi-drying and non-drying, gloss, semi-gloss and flat.
There are quite a few companies that use these paints like Voss spray painting company and Spray-net.