Epoxy: Epoxy is the result of a reaction when resin is combined with a specific hardener. It can be used as glue or as a primer. Their thinner is a blend of alcohol and solvents. It is highly concentrated and evaporates rapidly. There are many benefits to epoxy such as powerful adhesion, endures wear and tear and is resistant to chemicals. Due to their exceptional quality of evaporating quickly, epoxy thinner is normally used for spray work to prevent any sags.
Rust-preventive paint: Rust is cancer for metal, just as termites is for wood. When metal is exposed to air, it tends to degrade over time. This is why rust- preventive paint is convenient for outdoor projects. There are both matte and shine categories, depending on your choice. These work best for vehicles such as cars and bikes, grills, gate or any other metal equipment.
It can also prevent the paint from losing colour or cracking.
Plastic paint: Self evidently, plastic paint is used on plastic objects like tables, chairs or any other furniture. It’s quite a unique paint. There are certain advantages like you don’t have to use a primer before plastic paint. Also, there is no sanding required. The paint is heavy but again, the colour will not fade and it’s crack-proof.
There is a lot to consider before you start a paint project. Decide on the kind of paint you like, depending on the characteristics and properties. Some paints have multipurpose while others are best suited for a certain project.
In 1949, Bonnie Seymour’s wife suggested that her husband put paint in an aerosol can for quicker application and it worked! We can thank her for it because it gave rise to a whole new genius invention known as “Spray-painting”.
Certain pointers on spray painting
- The effectiveness of plastic paint
Most conventional spray paints don’t actually work on plastic. So why not just capitalize on plastic paint? The beauty of them is that they actually fuse with plastic, making it very strong. There are some common brands here like Rust-Oleum 2x and Spray-net.
- Lights coats
The best way to spray-paint is to start with a light coat and then wait it out. Let it dry before you repeat the same task. This will avoid runny paint on your surface. You could start painting vertically in one area and while it’s in the process of drying, start horizontally on another. This way, you save time and do a perfect job.