January 10, 2008
Tips for Better Spray Painting During Spring and Summer Spruce–Ups
(Cleveland, Ohio — January 10, 2008) A fresh coat of paint can make almost anything look new again. Especially during spring and summer, many do–it–yourselfers find they can complete home and yard spruce–ups quickly and easily with a can of spray paint. New innovations are making spray paint better than ever.
When purchasing spray paint, remember this tip: the aerosol can does more than hold the paint—it is the application tool. It affects finish quality as well as your comfort and convenience while painting.
The new EZ Touch 360°™ Dial Spray Tip on cans of Krylon® Indoor/Outdoor Paint rotates a full 360° at the touch of a finger, so users can change the direction of the spray pattern for greater paint control. Just twist the dial to direct the spray vertically, horizontally, or any angle in between. You get greater precision and more coverage per pass with less chance of runs, drips and overspray. With a lighter–touch push-button, hand and finger cramping are reduced or eliminated for more comfortable spraying.
According to manufacturer's research, 88% of users report greater accuracy; 82% report no finger or hand fatigue, and 94% said they would recommend it to a friend.
For only about $3.99 per can, you can find long-lasting spray paints that apply quickly and easily to metal, wood, wicker, plastic, ceramics and other surfaces. They range from a colourful array of
hard–working, high gloss finishes to more glamorous textured finishes and even new brushed metallic looks — finishes that are perfect for creating wall art, updating flea market furniture finds or bringing new life to shutters, flower pots, mailboxes and more.When spray painting:
- Work in a well–ventilated area.
- Use newspapers or drop cloths to cover surrounding surfaces.
- Paint only clean, dry surfaces.
- Shake the can vigorously.
- Apply multiple thin coats.
- Don't handle surface until dry.
Since the can is the applicator, there are no brushes to clean. Aerosol cans are conveniently disposable and recyclable. With dry times as fast as 10 minutes or less, there's really no better or quicker way to complete many projects or to paint hard–to–reach, irregular surfaces.
If your colour needs go beyond primary shades, there's no need to worry. Today's colour palettes include colours like Avocado and Espresso, reflecting the most sophisticated tastes and trends. You can combine spray paint with stencils to create endless borders and whimsical design motifs on tables, chairs, dressers, headboards or whatever suits your fancy. Just affix your stencil, point and shoot.
Use spray paint to highlight individual pieces with punchy accent colours that coordinate with your room decor. Or, use it to unify diverse accessories with complementary shades that bring harmony to a space. For more inspiration and more home improvement hints, visit www.krylon.com.