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How do I apply spray paint evenly?

Follow these simple tips to help ensure that your Krylon® spray paint is evenly applied to your project every time:

  1. Shake your Krylon spray can vigorously for two minutes after the ball within the can begins to rattle
  2. Test your spray paint and painting technique on a piece of scrap material until you have achieved a satisfied result
  3. Hold your Krylon spray can 6 to 8 inches away from project surface
  4. Spray project using several thin coats of spray paint instead of one thick coat
  5. Begin and finish your spray pattern off the object, releasing the tip at the end of each pass
  6. Use an even side-to-side motion
  7. Overlap your spray pattern by about one-third with each pass

For smoothest results, we suggest always applying a coat of Krylon primer before applying spray paint. Below are a list of Krylon primers to help get you started:

Still have questions about even spray paint application? Ask Krylon.