"Maston is a fundamental part of my career history. Even as a child I knew I wanted a profession where I could earn a reasonable amount of income through drawing. So I dreamt of being an AD in a famous marketing agency.
I became interested in graffiti in the early 1980s when it was a new phenomenon in Finland. I studied the technique, and as one of the pioneers in the graffiti, I began to make a living from my skills.
"Even if you've never painted, grab a can of spray paint and get started!"
For eight years I painted graffiti in various public spaces from small fashion boutiques to foyers in large financing companies. From there, my path led to my early goal and I soon found myself living my dream in the hectic world of advertising.
I currently act as creative director in a large marketing agency. I'm also a shareholder and jack of all trades at my wife Anne Kukkohovi's Supermood cosmetics company.
Just now I haven't got the time for painting, but luckily I can indulge in my hobby by sharing what I know with other enthusiasts. I specialize in graffiti, but my tips apply to all kinds of small-scale painting.
The most important thing is to be bold. Even if you've never painted, grab a can of spray paint and get started!
But don't just grab any old can of spray paint. Make sure that you're using a paint that spreads evenly without drips, provides good coverage and dries quickly.
REMEMBER - YOU'LL ONLY GET THE BEST RESULTS WITH THE PROPER TOOLS.
In my experience, you can find the best from Maston regardless of whether you're painting glass, wood, concrete, plastic, stone or some other surface. Working with graffiti I learnt quickly that if you want a great user experience and the best results, it's not even worth considering other brands."
Joni Kukkohovi, Creative Director