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Old 09-21-2019, 11:54 AM
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First Spray Painting

Stinking up the whole house but spray paint is fun! This is on a piece of scrap wood, I obviously need to practice before I'll paint on the real wall. Stereotypical piece I know, I'm not trying to be creatively inventive, just trying to figure out how spray paint works, how caps work.... watched a lot of youtube videos before starting.
Lessons learned:
1. don't use a heavy wide rimmed jar to cover planets, it makes an ugly rim.
2. Have to work SUPER FAST. Spray paint dries instantly, makes acrylics seem slow drying. (I am used to oils taking days or weeks to dry).
3. needle cap and standard cap make nice stars, orange fat cap and astro cap only make soft fuzz, not stars.
4. Use way more colored paints than I did, most will be hidden by the time I am done.
5. silver makes nice distant grey stars, transp. white makes medium stars, opaque white makes closer stars.
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:17 PM
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Re: First Spray Painting

I'd say you're doing pretty well Allison. Are you using just one small airbrush or a larger spray first to cover larger areas?
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:10 PM
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Re: First Spray Painting

Acrylic spray paint? Cans or compressor?
This forum is more for the compressor style of air painting rather than spray can painting.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:52 PM
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Re: First Spray Painting

Yes, this is pretty amazing. The whole universe from a can of paint. Great idea about the use of transparent vs. opaque white paint.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:36 AM
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Re: First Spray Painting

See this post for making perfect circles for your planets
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:22 PM
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:33 PM
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Very nice. 👍🙂
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