Frequently Asked Spray Paint Preparation Questions
Krylon® experts offer answers to our users’ most frequently asked spray paint preparation questions.
View questions about applying spray paint by the FAQ categories listed below.
Prevent your Krylon® spray paint tip from clogging by following these simple steps after each use:
- Turn spray can upside down
- Press spray nozzle for five (5) seconds or until clear gas is discharged
These precautionary measures can greatly impact the quality of your spray paint after your first use while prolonging the usage of a single can of Krylon paint.
For added protection and safety, make sure to wear eye protection before attempting to unclog the spray nozzle.
Still have questions on how to prevent your spray paint nozzle from clogging? Ask Krylon.
Applying Krylon spray paint in ideal weather conditions can help prevent air bubbles from forming on the surface of your project. We suggest applying Krylon spray paint when the temperature is between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity is below 85%.
Recommended Spray Paint Techniques
In addition to this, we suggest applying multiple thin coats by following these application tips:
- Begin and finish your spray paint pattern off the object
- Release spray button at the end of each pass
- Use an even side-to-side motion
- Overlap your spray paint pattern by about one-third
Removing Spray Paint Air Bubbles from Project Surface
If spray paint air bubbles are released onto your project’s surface, follow these steps:
- Allow spray paint to dry
- Lightly sand the affected surface
- Reapply paint
For additional advice on preventing spray paint air bubbles, ask Krylon.
Overspray can occur both indoors and outdoors. Depending on your project and location of your spray paint area, there are multiple materials that can be used to cover surrounding surfaces and protect them from overspray, including:
- Painter’s Tape
- Drop Cloths
For additional spray paint overspray protection, Krylon® suggests creating your own “spray booth.” Create a spray booth for your smaller spray painting projects by turning a large cardboard box on its side and placing your object inside before applying Krylon spray paint.
If overspray has occurred, learn how to remove Krylon spray paint.
Still have questions on how to prevent spray paint overspray? Ask Krylon.