When you're painting your home, whether it is the interior or the exterior of your home, you might look for things to help you get the job done better.
Some would suggest that you could have a better time with your home painting if you use spray paint in order to paint your home.
There are some pros and cons to using spray paint when you're painting, which are good to bear in mind.
With that in mind, let us look at and consider seven things you should know about using spray paint in Southlake, TX
1. There Is Special Paint For Painting Plastic
Though typically, it's not possible to paint plastic using spray paint, this is the case only with your typical spray paint.
There are spray paints that are specially made for painting plastics, which is a good thing if you are for example looking to paint a plastic fence.
2. Spray paint May Cost Less Over The Long Run
There are those who will tell you that spray painting is a bad idea because it costs more money than traditional buckets of paint.
This doesn't take into consideration the fact that time is an asset as well, and when you paint your home (your interior or exterior) with spray paint, it takes considerably less time to do so.
That being the case, it therefore costs less depending of course on how much you time is worth, so to speak.
3. Fifty Percent Overlap Is Ideal
As you paint with spray paint, you will end up overlapping to some extent -- the less you overlap, the greater the odds are that you will have some areas with heavier and some lighter coverage.
If you have a fifty percent overlap, on the other hand, and are able to consistently keep it that way, you will have a better paint job overall.
4. Parallel Moves Are Better Than Swinging Arcs
It may seem like a perfectly natural thing to swing your arm in a sort of arc as you are painting the interior or exterior of your home.
This will inevitably lead to some parts of your paint job being much more heavy in coverage, and others being considerably lighter.
The better approach is to do a consistent parallel movement as you are doing your interior or exterior paint job.
5. Prime Before Painting
Yes, it is necessary to even prime when it comes to spray painting your home interior or exterior.
There are spray paint primers that are available, and it is advisable to prime before you paint, even when you are spray painting.
6. Don't Spray Paint When It Is Too Cold
The ideal temperature range for painting with spray paint is between sixty and eighty or so degrees Fahrenheit.
Too low of a temperature and you will find that your paint will bubble -- and even worse, it's entirely possible that the paint will quite literally freeze on the surface of what you are painting, and that is not going to be good for any paint job.
7. Don't Go Cheap On Spray Paint
If you find your spray paint in the dollar spot of your local store, you're very likely going to have a bad time when you are painting.
Such spray painting is bound to lead to bubbling in your coats of paint.
It's quite possible to correct bubbling once it occurs but it would be best to avoid them entirely.
You will do yourself a favor if you skip the cheap spray paint section entirely and go for only the kinds of spray paints that are more recommended by your local paint store or recommended online.
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