Set up a spray paint area by covering your work space with a drop cloth. Make sure that the space is well-ventilated. Before beginning your project, read the Krylon® label for safety and application instructions, and follow them accordingly.
Step 2: Take Them Apart.
Take both rackets apart. You’ll want to remove as many pieces as possible from the main body, including the strings, grips, bumper guards, weights, grommets, and the gripping band on the handles.
Step 3: Prepare Surface.
Sand the rackets down, to remove any chipping paint or imperfections. This also scores their surfaces, which helps the paint adhere better. If there are any parts of the rackets that you don’t want to spray, cover them with the painters tape. If you’re spraying a ball rack, sand that as well.
Step 4: Spray Base Color.
Shake the can of Krylon® Shimmer Metallic Candy Grape thoroughly, for at least two minutes. Apply light, even coats of Krylon® Shimmer Metallic Candy Grape to one end of the racket in a sweeping motion with slight overlap, starting and ending each spray stroke off the racket. Once you’re finished, follow similar instructions to spray the entire surface of the ball rack using Krylon® Chalky Finish Tidal Blue.
Step 5: Spray Gradient.
Start building your gradient on the rackets using the can of Shimmer Metallic Candy Blue Razz. Before you begin, shake the can for at least two minutes. Then, spray the racket. As you move along each one, tilt the can upward and spray at an angle, using the overspray to create a fade. Gradients can be tricky, so it’s a good idea to practice before starting on the actual racket.
Step 6: Put Them Together.
Let your rackets and the ball rack fully dry and then put everything back together and hit the court!
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