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Good to Know: Spray Paint Basics

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Colorful, versatile, and easy to use, spray paint helps you spray your way to successful projects. From proper technique to the stuff you can paint, check out the basics of spray painting.

Spray paint is a great way to transform your items. You can get it in almost any color and use it on all kinds of surfaces. Just make sure you're picking the right kind of spray paint for your needs.

There's a difference between indoor and outdoor spray paint. The key to spray painting is to use proper prep and technique. To prep your surface make sure it's clean and lightly sanded. Always use a primer on bare wood and metal. When spraying, don't spray continuously or in random patterns. Instead, start on one side of the surface and spray side to side, stopping at each side. Stay a consistent distance from the surface and overlap on each pass. Apply thin coats to get an even finish.

Find all your spray painting supplies at www.Lowes.com/Paint.