Quick Guide to Painting
Painting is now easier than ever before. Spray painting is effortless since you do not have to soak or wash any brushes or containers. Spray painting is not only fun – it also gives your valuable item a new life. And the best part: it makes no mess.
The best way to start is with simple objects, such as a kettle grill or outdoor furniture. Or if you want to practice on something even smaller, flower pots and watering cans are great options.
Even novice painters can immerse themselves in the world of painting as spray paint cans are very easy to use and do not make much of a mess. Even if you have never painted with spray paint before, we guarantee that you will succeed with the help of the following instructions.
1. Read the instructions
Make sure to always read the instructions before you start painting. Instructions can be found on the side of the can, on maston.fi or by reading the QR code.
2. Sanding and priming
Prepare the surface to be painted. If necessary, sand it down with sand paper and wipe the dust off with a damp cloth and let it dry. If there is significant unevenness on the surface, use filler. Then, sand the desired area down and clean it.
We always recommend a primer for an even result. For instance, plastic garden furniture always requires a specific plastic primer for a durable surface.
3. Clean the surface
Clean the surface to be painted from any dirt, dust or grease. The easy way to do this is to use a degreaser and a lint-free cloth.
4. Shake the can
Shake the spray can for approximately 3 minutes before painting and intermittently during painting. Check the hue by spraying it on a newspaper, for instance.
5. Do a test painting
Do a test painting on a small area that will not be visible. You can also check how much paint you can spray before it starts to run.
6. Cover any areas you do not want to paint
If there are certain parts in the item you do not want to paint, cover them well with plastic and tape, for instance. Please note that paint dust may reach other areas, too, so be sure to protect the surroundings carefully.
7. Check the distance
Check your painting distance from the side of the can. It varies between 15 to 40 cm depending on the product. Always start spraying outside the item. Then move the spray on the item.
8. Adjust the nozzle
If the product comes with a blue nozzle, it includes a red adjustment part. You can adjust the oval paint spray vertically or horizontally by turning this part.
9. Paint several thin layers
Spray thin layers from side to side vertically and again horizontally. Always start with a very thin layer. Let a single layer dry completely (approx. 3–5 minutes) or until the surface is dust-dry before you paint the next layer.
10. Adhere to drying instructions and clean the nozzle
Adhere to recommended drying instructions regarding drying time and let the surface dry completely before using the object. When you are finished, turn the can upside down and spray until only propellant comes out. Done! Now you can admire your work.