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Spray Painting

Do you always sand and prime before you spray paint? What if its a lamp or decor? I'm just starting to get into DIY and paint our dressers, lamps, tables and some small decor we have but I dont know where to start. Help!

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on May. 23, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • We sand and prime if it's a wood surface. When using spray paint put it on in several thin coats so it doesn't run/drip. Spray quickly and evenly. Shake it really good beforehand. GL!!

    Answer by whitepeppers at 7:19 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • when painting over wood products, scuff 1st- so paint will stick to surface, brush on paint. , for others, sand only the loose (if any) parts, scuff the rest , prime, then paint. Fusion is a new spray which adheres to any surface without priming. The only time you need to completely sand is when you are restaining or restoring to wood grain, otherwise you can make the surface porous by just mildly sanding old paint.... Happy painting.... :-)

    Answer by LeJane at 7:24 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Make sure to research and get inspiration from decorating sites, it will make it easier if you know exactly the look and colors you want.... Also when using spray paint, clean surface to be painted with laquer thinner ( wear gloves) use a rag and wipe down the surface before spraying, it will remove any oils left on the surface, just don't set the rag on anything finished- lay it on an old towel , (even the vapors) can lift layers of finished product if left laying.......

    Answer by LeJane at 7:30 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • If you don't have a rough surface like say...clay or want to sand any shiny parts...primer is always good because you will waste less of the color paint. Like let's say you are spray painting a clay pot or a wooden table...clay and wood absorb paint...if you don't primer you will lose paint. Also, if you have a darker surface, the white primer will give you a truer color as well.

    Answer by OneToughMami at 1:30 AM on May. 24, 2011

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