- It’s time to prepare your surfaces. Mask off the edges with a good quality masking tape, and then mix your paint by giving the spray can a good shake.
TIP: Practice your technique on a spare piece of cardboard before spraying your items.
- Hold the can upright, about 10 – 25cm away from the surface, and start moving your hand before pressing the nozzle. If you hold it down while your hand is still, there’s a chance the paint will run and sag.
- Spray in smooth even strokes, parallel to the surface, in an even side-to-side motion. Make sure you release the nozzle at the end of each stroke so you don’t get a build-up of paint on the ends. Overlap your previous stroke by about one third with each new spray.
- Take your time. Multiple light coats are better than one heavy coat.
- Let your item rest for about 20 minutes or until touch dry before giving it a second coat.
- A good quality spray paint like Dulux Duramax® will be completely dry and ready to use within an hour.
- To clean up, use a cloth soaked with a bit of mineral turps to clean away any excess paint, then tip the can upside down and spray until you’re only spraying gas. That’ll help prevent blockages in the future.
- All Dulux spray cans once empty are completely recyclable so be sure to throw them in your household recycling bin. Check the disposal expectations of your area by visiting http://recyclingnearyou.com.au.