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Any special way of using spray on acrylics?

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  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
Any special way of using spray on acrylics?
Posted by NewB71 on Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:52 PM

If I were  to use spray acrylics (rattle cans) to paint my cars what would I need to do to achieve good coverage? This would also include adequate drying time between coats.



  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:41 AM

I have not tried acrylic rattle cans, but if I were, I think I would approach the job much the same as if I was spraying enamels. Lay the paint down with a couple of mist coats until you start to obtain coverage. Let the set up a bit then lay down a good, even colour coat. Once that sets up, apply one good wet coat.

To be honest, I'm not the best one to answer this question. I rarely use spray bombs for models, except primer, and I rarely use acrylics for painting bodys. Hopefully someone with specific experience will chime in, but if I were to do it, the above would be my approach whilst keeping an eye out for potential differences in the process (as opposed to pai nting enamel or lacquer) as I work.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury



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