Why spray paint also needs a primer: Avoid THIS!

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 19, 2022
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Substrate Aerosol spray paint, it does need a primer and I’ll tell you why.

Aerosol paint in different colors and how to apply aerosol paint.

Why spray paint also needs a primer

Aerosol paint is an alternative to regular painting. This aerosol paint is slowly emerging. Still, it will never surpass regular canned paint. I’m sure about that. Aerosol paint can be very useful for objects, art objects, cars, metal objects and so on. Before you start using the paint in the aerosol, you must first do a pre-treatment, just like with regular paint. Aerosol paint comes in different colors and you can buy it in gloss, satin and matte. You can apply it on many surfaces: on wood, stone, metal, glass, aluminum and many types of plastic. The aerosols are not only available in lacquers, but also in aerosols with primer, bottom protectors, heat-resistant paint, and transparent lacquers.

Aerosol paint is resistant to weather influences

The paint in the aerosols can withstand weather influences well. In addition, they are resistant to chemicals. This spray paint also has a long gloss level and durable color. Before you start spraying, you must make good preparations. First degrease the object well with an all-purpose cleaner and then sand it lightly. If it is a bare object, you must first apply a multiprimer that is suitable for that surface. Then you can start spraying the paint. It is better to try a test piece beforehand so that you get a feel for how to dose the paint. Make sure you don’t spray too much paint in 1 place, otherwise you will get sagging. It’s a matter of practice. My question to you is who has a lot of experience with aerosol paint? Let me know by leaving a comment below this article so we can share it with everyone! Nice is not it?

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I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.