Rated 2 out of
"needs no sanding or primer" is, at least for motorcycle plastic body parts, both misleading and incorrect.
I purchased 3 cans of Krylon Fusion Black Matte to convert my blue & black dual-sport motorcycle to completely black. I wiped down all of the plastic body panels with lacquer thinner to remove the gloss. I followed the directions on the can and applied 3 light coats of paint, waiting 1 hour in between each coat.
The trouble started after the first coat. Even though I inverted the can and cleared the nozzle after each coat of paint, the nozzle started to spit and splatter with subsequent coats. I had to hold the can further and further away from the plastic panels to get an even coat.
After the 3rd coat of paint I let the plastic panels dry for a week before re-installing them on my motorcycle.
Within a month the Krylon paint started flaking off. Some of the flaking occurred in "rub zones" (where my knees normally rests against a body panel). I wear bluejeans when riding, so this really shouldn't cause flaking. The paint also flaked off in places that are prone to a small degree of flexing.
My interpretation of this failure is that 1) the paint isn't designed to adhere to all plastics and 2) the paint doesn't stay flexible once it's cured.
I'm extremely disappointed in this paint. I've long been a fan of Krylon products, mostly because of the fine fan-shaped mist that their nozzles produce. After this experience, I'm not going to waste my time with Krylon any more.
When I repaint my bike again I will start by wet-sanding all of the panels (which Krylon claimed wasn't necessary), then apply a base coat of Plastic Primer (which Krylon also claims isn't necessary).
I'm going to use Rustoleum products, though. Although I like looking at a nice smooth painted surface, I don't want to have to re-do it every year.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of
Went on smooth. I painted some ivory Heath-Zenith dimmers in the media room to match the new gray wall outlets and switches.
KRYLON: Please update your color swatches so when you hover over them you get the name or put the name under your swatches. It is very confusing trying to get the name, also you seem to not have a dark gray in FUSION FOR PLASTIC.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of
Krylon spray paints, hands down number one....
I would like to start off by saying spraying paint requires technique. If you haven't done it before you need to buy enough paint to practice on something. That said, Krylon spray pains have by far the best nozzle available on a spray can. Instead of spraying a circle like every other canned spray paint, their nozzle sprays a thin vertical oval. The spray itself is also much finer. This is much closer to the performance of an actual spray rig and allows for a much more even coverage and better end result. Because the spray mist is so fine and because Krylon dries fast you do need to spray a little closer to the surface than you would with ordinary canned spray paints. Spraying from too far away could be a possible cause for some of the negative reviews regarding a powdery finish. If you spray from too far away some of the paint mist will actually dry on its' way to the surface you're painting creating paint "dust". You also need to spray evenly, which this tip makes easy with just a little practice. Additionally you will need to cover the surface being painted by spraying several light coats; you should be able to see through the first couple of coats. Since Krylon has such an excellent, fast drying time this can be accomplished pretty quickly. Spraying too heavily is likely the cause for some of the other negative reviews concerning running paint. I would also add that you should turn the can upside down and clear the nozzle by pressing until there is no paint left in the spray after each coat; this will prevent the nozzle from getting fouled with dry paint which could explain the "eggshell" reviews. Finally, though sanding and priming are not needed with this paint, the surface still must be clean. Follow the instructions on the can regarding this. As a side, surface imperfections will show through ANY spray job so sand and prep accordingly if you have imperfections and desire a smooth outcome. SO... with proper technique this paint will provide a professional looking finish that adheres very well to plastics. You will not find a better finish without going full out pro with a spray rig and even then the difference will likely be negligible. No other canned spray paint can even come close. For those curious, I most recently painted the sun bleached plastic hatch covers on a kayak I purchased second hand; with stellar results I might add.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of
Krylon Jerry Lee Lewis (there should be a whole lot of shakin' goin on)
I have used Krylon Fusion for many years and spray can paints in general for over five decades. The most important thing to do in my experience is SHAKE that can for a good long time. And then some more, to ensure all the settled pigments are back in solution.
Sputtering, spitting, clogging of a new can is caused by unshaken settled solids messing up the spray tip. Please don't try to test spray until after thorough shaking. Shake and shake and take a break and shake some more.
This review turns general praise justified by long personal experience with Fusion. Most recently, the cruiser bike frame painted matte burgundy with Krylon Fusion last month looks like a pro paint job, even though it was done out of doors under the eave of the house, hung from a leaned ladder.
Krylon Fusion is truly unique with exceptional qualities of relative toughness and quick initial dry and fast, one-week ultimate cure combined. Weathering life against sunlight, we should understand, is primarily dependent on pigment color; Krylon engineers can inform best on that topic. No matter the spray paint brand, some colors withstand UV exposure better than others.
I find that the Fusion spray can today is their best spraying can ever. Also valuable to me is Fusion's quick dry: any overspray mist settles to the ground virtually dry, easy to clean up.
And when we spray when humidity is low, in still air, at room temperature, and remember to keep the can moving over the dust-free clean dry surface, a professionally smooth and beautiful result is assured. It's so easy to spray Fusion, which truly lives up to its name, bonding uniquely well when Krylon directions are followed.
I like to say that Krylon has always presented innovative, need-specific, well thought-out-of-the-box products.
Now (said with a grin) I only wish Krylon would make a universal spray can shaker-upper for we, the home users of all brands of spray can paints. Yep, it's true, all spray paint brands spray best--and none better than Krylon--when "there's a whole lot of shakin' goin' on
Well, I said shake, baby, shake
I said shake, baby, shake
I said shake it, baby, shake it
And then shake, baby, shake
Come on over, whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Oh, let's go!"
(quoted Jerry Lee Lewis lyric, Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On, copyright of its owner, provided here for educational purposes only)
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 1 out of
Very bad fading after one year
I painted my shutters and front door last year (2016) with dark brown Fusion spray paint, I followed the instructions to the "T" and even more by thoroughly cleaning them. Now it's March 2017 and all the painted surfaces are faded and chalky. I contacted customer service to see if I could use something to rejuvenate them but I was told there was nothing that could be done that it's the fault of the shutter company that they do not recommend using this paint on shutters. I then questioned them why it faded on my metal door which is a completely different substrate (metal witch they do claim it will cover) and they blamed that on weather and sun conditions and the only solution wood be to sand the door and repaint. The bottom line is the fusion paint does cover all types of surfaces and looks great but the longevity of the finish is very minimal, I did not intend to by a product that needed done yearly! I believe that the advertising of the paint should not make us believe it's a magic all surface paint that will provide the same quality as their regular paint which is an excellent product.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of
Renewed vinyl shutters
Ok, here we go again. Have 20 very sun faded shutters needing rejuvenation. I thought of buying new ones, but at $60 a pair that's $600. Decided to use the Kylon Fusion. Again great results. Check it out.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of
Could not be more pleased
Used Krylon Fusion to recolour the plastic interior of my 2008 Chrysler Sebring from grey to almond. Fantastic! Painted outside from grey to red professionally.
To do this best use 5-7 light coats with 15-20 minutes in between each coat.
Prep is most important, clean throughly with TSP then rinse well with water only and dry.
It works great, bonds well, does not fade and is very durable.
Even my mechanic thinks it was new parts, not painted.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of
I want to refute the bad reviews
This is off-the-shelf spray paint---it's not a high end paint delivery system---so one needs to adjust one's expectations accordingly. That being said, it's the best, in my opinion, of all off-the-shelf sprays---and I have tried many of them. The nozzle is awesome as it lays down better than a traditional nozzle. I will acknowledge the paint does chip if it's a piece that gets handled a lot. (It's pretty "hard"---which I like--but that makes it somewhat brittle.) People thought I was crazy using canned spray paint to finish a kitchen. The white cabinets shown in picture were painted 4 years ago. HOWEVER, you do need good prep and a good spray technique. I do a light tack coat. Then I really hit it with overlapping coats in both directions. I feel the best results occur when when you "lay it down" pretty "wet" BUT just less than the amount where it will starts to puddle. This is all done flat---I would never attempt to spray that heavy with a vertical piece. (The blue tape in the picture is recent--working on tiles, now after a 4 year hiatus. Been busy, OKAY!!!)
Anyway, I normally don't write reviews but I feel that the chemists, industrial scientists, manufacturing technicians, etc that bring this quality spray to the marketplace should be commended. I bought a few cases for under $200 and saved myself $10 grand. (I have 2 other walls with cabinets not shown.)
Date published: 2017-01-07