Spray Painting 101

Seeing as how I've painted over 99% of my home at this point and at least half of that has been in the form of spray paint, I figured I'd pass along a few pointers on how to make your spray paint job look its very best.

Safety first! For any spray paint job, you need to be working in a well-ventilated area and wearing one of these bad boys—a respirator. Mine is by 3M.

Plus you look really cool wearing it.

Before I start, I clean the object with rubbing alcohol. Especially glass! (Did you know you can spray paint glass?) 

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I never spray paint anything without tack cloth on hand! In between coats it removes the fuzzies. 

A nice smooth surface us the difference between looking homemade versus professional. Tack cloth is the answer.

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If you're doing a big project, these spray grips will save your finger. It turns your aerosol can into a spray gun. Genius. And at less than three bucks a pop, why would you not utilize this awesome accessory?

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And finally, I always have cans of this stuff around. Rust-Oleum's general purpose clear gloss seals your paint job and gives a glossy finish.

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