Put on protective gloves and shake the can well. Shaking the can mixes the pigment so that the color will be uniform throughout.
Using a sweeping motion, spray some paint on a piece of newspaper or scrap cardboard. This will help you to get a feel for how much pressure to use when holding the button, also allowing you to see how much paint is dispersed.
Follow the directions on the can for information on spraying distance. If you are too close, too much paint will be applied; too far, and paint will be wasted before it hits the surface.
Spray a test area. Choose an inconspicuous area of the object to be painted and spray it to check for color and coverage.
Apply paint by moving the can up and down and from side to side in a sweeping motion. Keep the can moving to avoid overspraying one section.
Shake the can occasionally to keep the paint well-mixed. The instructions on the can will advise you on how often the can should be shaken.
Spray one thin coat over the entire surface of the object and allow it to dry for the time recommended by the manufacturer before applying additional coats.
Things You Will Need
- High gloss spray paint
- Latex or vinyl gloves
- Respirator mask (optional)
- For even color distribution and to avoid drips, apply several thin coats as opposed to one or two heavy coats.
- For best results, apply spray paint during moderate temperatures when the humidity level is 50 percent or lower.