Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to commonly asked questions.
What is a primer?
A primer is designed to be used on bare metal, wood, or other surfaces to seal the surface, increase adhesion, improve corrosion resistance and ensure true colour.
When should I use a primer?
Always. A primer smooths uneven surfaces and makes the finish coat beautiful and long lasting.
How do I remove the paint from my project?
Most paints can be removed with a lacquer thinner. Please refer to the instructions on the back of the can.
What is a recoat window?
The amount of application time allowed to apply several coats of paint before needing to allow time for the paint to cure.
Will I see a difference in colour or finish if my project is completed in stages?
For best results, always apply a coat to the entire projects as opposed to completing parts of the project in stages.
Do you recommend spraying indoors or outdoors?
Spray outdoors whenever possible or make sure indoor area is well ventilated by opening doors, windows or using a fan. Always follow label directions and warnings when using any aerosol paint.
Are any of your paints toxic?
All Krylon® products are non-toxic when dry. When applying the paint, be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and follow the directions on the label.
What should I do if sand or dirt gets on my freshly painted, wet or tacky surface?
Depending on the severity, you should either (1) remove the paint in the affected area and repaint or (2) for less severe areas, recoat the area and then recoat the project after it has dried.
How do I unclog the paint tip?
If the spray tip is clogged, wear eye protection, wipe off the button opening with clean warm water or lacquer thinner (dependent on product). Do not stick pins or wire into the tip opening.
How do I prevent the tip from clogging?
Clean the valve tip after each use by holding the can upside down and spraying until only clear gas is released.
Should I always protect my area from overspray?
Yes. Overspray can occur indoors and outdoors.
Should I test my spraying technique before painting my project?
It’s a good idea to test your technique on a piece of scrap material prior to beginning your project.
What is the best technique when spraying?
Always begin and finish your spray pattern off of the object, releasing the button at the end of each pass. Take your time and use several light coats (2-3) as opposed to one thick coat.
Where can I buy Krylon® products?
Visit the Krylon, Retailer Locator for a listing of stores. For a specific retailer, please contact Krylon Customer Service at 1-800-247-3268. Representatives are on duty Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm, EST.
How can I easily spray hard to reach areas?
Krylon® Indoor/Outdoor spray paint has a new EZ Touch 360 spray dial that allows you to turn the tip vertically, horizontally or diagonally to easily maneuver around your project.
What is the best paint to use on plastic?
Krylon® Fusion For Plastic® is the no prep, super bond paint for plastic. Without sanding or priming, Fusion bonds easily to most plastics, PVC, resin and more.
What spray paint can I use on my children’s furniture?
Krylon H20® Latex is not only the most durable paint that protects against nicks and chips, but a low odour, soap & water clean up spray that can be used indoors and out.
What is the best product to use on my outdoor furniture?
Krylon® Outdoor Spaces® is specifically formulated to provide a tough layer of protection against the elements as well as add style to your outdoor living space.
Can I paint my grill or wood-burning stove?
Yes. Krylon® BBQ & Stove paint withstands temperatures of up to 1200°F intermittently and up to 600°F continuously.
Can I use Krylon® Make It Suede!® and Krylon Make It Stone!® for outdoor decorating?
These products are meant to be used indoors as a decorative line. These are not formulated for exterior durability.
How can I repair scratches on my appliances?
Krylon® Appliance Touch-Up Tubes easily repairs scratches and nicks to your appliances.
Do you sell a temporary paint to mark off volleyball courts, soccer fields or even landscaping areas?
Krylon® Marking Chalk is a water-based paint to create temporary chalk lines for grass, pavement and soil.
Is there a spray to use that will protect my digital photos?
Krylon® Preserve It!® more than doubles the life of your photos by protecting them against moisture and fading.
Where can I buy Krylon® products?
Visit the Krylon, Retailer Locator. For a specific retailer, please contact Krylon Customer Service at 1-800-247-3268. Representatives are available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm, EST.