Frequently Asked Krylon® Spray Paint Product Questions
Krylon® experts offer answers to our users’ most frequently asked Krylon spray paint questions.
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Easily repair scratches, chips and nicks on your home's metal appliances with Krylon® Appliance Touch-Up Tubes. Your metal appliances will be dry in 10 minutes or less and look as good as new with this one-step, touch-up application from Krylon.
Looking for additional answers on how to repair scratches on your appliances? Ask Krylon® for additional advice.
Yes, Krylon® makes it easy to spray paint grass with Krylon® Marking Chalk, a temporary, fast-drying, water-based spray paint formula. Krylon Marking Chalk can be used to fulfill your professional and recreational needs by offering you the ease and convenience of temporarily spray painting grass to outline volleyball courts, soccer fields and even landscaping areas.
In addition to spray painting grass, Krylon Marking Chalk can be used to spray paint surfaces such as:
Still have questions on how to spray paint grass or other outdoor surfaces? Ask Krylon.
Yes, you can spray paint outdoor furniture using Krylon®. In fact, Krylon® Rust Protector™ spray paint is specifically formulated to add a long-lasting durability to outdoor furniture. In addition to protecting these surfaces against natural elements, Rust Protector is available in an assortment of colors and finishes, allowing you to coordinate your outdoor furniture with your personal style.
For outdoor wooden furniture, consider applying Krylon® Exterior Semi-Transparent Wood Stain, which offers durability, UV-fade protection, and water repellency. As the first and only aerosol exterior wood stain on the market, this unique formulation provides your wood surfaces premier protection that goes on smooth and holds up under the toughest conditions.
Still have questions on how to spray paint outdoor furniture? Ask Krylon.
Yes, you can spray paint over rust. Before you paint, take the time to prepare your surface properly. Surface preparation is extremely important and is the best predictor of how long your new paint finish will last.
Remove Loose Rust and Paint
Remove loose rust with a wire brush, sandpaper or chemical rust remover. The goal is to make your surface as smooth as possible to ensure the new paint finish adheres well to the surface.
If your surface has any chipped or peeling paint, remove all loose paint. Lightly sand glossy surfaces to dull the finish. Do not sand old paint that may contain lead. For more information, contact the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD.
Dirt, grease and oil can also affect paint adhesion, just like loose rust and peeling paint. Ordinary soap and water or household cleaner is effective at removing most surface grime. Remove grease and oils with a degreaser or denatured alcohol. Avoid using strong solvents on previously painted surfaces. Solvents may soften the old paint, which can then cause the new paint to wrinkle or pull away from the surface. Rinse and let your surface dry completely.
Your surface should now be clean, dull and dry.
When surface has extensive rust
If the surface still has extensive rust after all loose rust has been removed, start with Krylon® Rust Protector™ Rust Converting Primer or Krylon® Rust Tough® Rust Fix. This primer chemically changes rust into a waterproof, paintable surface. Spray directly over the remaining rust to protect against further corrosion. Apply multiple thin coats to prevent runs and drips. This primer sprays on clear and dries to a black primer finish. After 24 hours, topcoat with your choice of paint color. Surface can be sanded lightly before applying topcoat, if desired.
When surface has some rust
If the surface still has some rust after all loose rust has been removed, spray with Krylon® Rust Protector™ Rusty Metal Primer. This primer offers increased corrosion protection for rusted surfaces and superior adhesion and hiding. Apply multiple thin coats to prevent runs and drips. The primer dries to the touch in 8 minutes and tack free in 15 minutes. Topcoat with your choice of paint color.
When surface rust has all been removed
If you were able to remove all traces of rust with a wire brush or sandpaper, you can either prime with Krylon® Rust Protector™ Rust Preventative Primer or Krylon® Rust Tough® Enamel Primer, or you can choose to skip the priming step because Krylon Rust Protector and Rust Tough Enamels are specially formulated to offer superior rust protection direct to metal – even without a primer.
Priming always helps to create a smooth, consistent surface that is ideal for painting. Primer also helps decrease the likelihood of color change and increases adhesion. If you choose to prime, apply multiple thin coats to prevent runs and drips. Rust Protector Primer dries to the touch in 8 minutes, tack free in 15 minutes and a topcoat can be applied at any time. Rust Tough Primer dries to the touch in 20 minutes and a topcoat can be applied after 30 minutes.
After your surface is clean, dull, dry and primed appropriately, spray Krylon Rust Protector or Rust Tough Enamel on your well-prepared surface. Apply multiple thin coats to prevent runs and drips. Dries to the touch in 8 minutes and tack free in 15 minutes.
Still have questions on how to spray paint over rust? Ask Krylon.
Krylon® Preserve It!® Digital Photo & Paper Protectant aerosol spray will protect your digital photos. That’s because Krylon Preserve It! Digital Photo & Paper Protectant more than doubles the life of your digital photos by protecting them against moisture and UV fading.
Drying in 10 minutes or less, Preserve It! Digital Photo & Paper Protectant provides a gloss or matte finish to your digital photos and more, including:
- Address Labels
- Greeting Cards
- Scrapbook Materials
For additional information on digital photo protection using Kyrlon Preserve It! Digital Photo & Paper Protectant, ask Krylon®.
A primer is designed to prepare bare metal, wood, canvas or other materials to create a smooth surface for which your Krylon® spray paint will be applied. A primer should be used on projects in order to seal the surface which will help:
- Smoothen out uneven blemishes
- Increase spray paint adhesion
- Improve corrosion resistance
- Ensure the true color of the spray paint
Why Should I Use A Primer?
Generally, using a primer improves the amount of coverage you get from a can of Krylon spray paint and it provides additional benefits for the following surfaces:
- Metal – Increases corrosion resistance on bare metal surfaces
- Wood – Helps avoid an uneven paint finish by allowing for even penetration of bare wood surfaces
To help cut down on project time, Krylon offers Krylon® Dual™ Paint + Primer, which allows you to prime and paint in one step.
Find primers specific to your project specifications by searching a variety of Krylon products.
Still have questions about Krylon's protective clear coatings? Ask Krylon for expert advice.