So you think you know a lot about spray paint, huh? OK, smartypants -- let's see if you can tell fact from fiction when it comes to aerosol paint.
While there are some dangers if used improperly, spray paint is fairly safe if you follow the manufacturer's instructions and paint in a well-ventilated space.
There are several varieties designed specifically to be used indoors. These are typically low-odor and fast-drying.
Yes! A primer is a great way to reduce surface imperfections and achieve a smooth, final look.
Most manufacturers offer options for applying spray finish to wood.
In addition to using spray paint to mark sports fields, there are also paints on the market that you can spray on a dead lawn to turn it green.
Modern spray paints use chemical and organic propellants that are safer for the environment.
Spray paint will last as long as traditional roll-on paint, and there are even options formulated to withstand harsh outdoor conditions.
It's not only faster, but spray paint offers coverage in hard-to-reach areas.
It may take some time to learn just the right amount of pressure to apply and to achieve the smooth, even strokes required for the desired finish.
If the surrounding area is masked to protect it from splatter and the can is held the proper distance from the object, clean-up should be a breeze.
The valve in the can automatically seals itself and should prevent unused paint from drying up.
The rattle is caused by the pea, a small metal ball place inside the can to help mix the paint/propellant mixture.
Huffing, or the intentional inhalation of aerosol compounds, can result in intoxication.
As this art form has increased in popularity, manufacturers have started formulating supplies to cater to this group.
Spray paint comes in a variety of options designed for specific surfaces, color palettes and weather resistance.
This one's probably false. Spray paint comes in virtually any color, shade or finish.
Spray paint dries very quickly compared to regular paint, and many brands boast curing times of less than 10 minutes.
WWII helped spur the popularity of aerosol sprays as a means of administering bug spray, but it wasn't until 1949 that Ed Seymour used it for paint.
Many manufacturers use non-toxic compounds in their paint formulas.
For painting large, featureless surface areas, using a brush or roller is probably most effective.