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How to do graffiti spray paint?

Like everything you’ll ever attempt in life, skill comes with time and practise! But if you’re a total novice with a spray can, there are definitely some tips that we can give you to get you started. Before you hit the streets, you’ll definitely want to practice a lot at home on paper. Start by using pencils, a rubber and a marker to really finalize your design and make sure you’re happy with it. You might then want to take it to a larger piece of cardboard to experience working with a greater surface space.

Think carefully about the space you choose for your first piece. It’s not likely to be your best work, so choose an area you can work well with that isn’t widely displayed. Check out Legal Walls to find spaces all over the world where graffiti is welcomed.

When you’re finally ready to use a spray can on a wall, these basic tips can help you get started. For a thin line, you want to hold the can close to the wall. The further away the can is from the wall, the wider the line becomes. For a clean and precise line you want to tilt the can down a little. Don’t hold the can in one place for too long or it will drip.

 

Where can I buy graffiti spray paint?

Here at AlfreshCo we pride ourselves on being the leading spray paint supplier in the UK. We stock an extensive range of cans, as well as pens and markers, from all of the top UK brands including Loop, Montana, and Molotow. And our prices cannot be beaten! We offer increasing discounts on bulk orders and we offer free delivery on all UK order above £75. Check out our Shop to see the full range of graffiti spray paint supplies that we offer. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for then please talk to us. Chances are we can find it for you.

 

What are the best graffiti markers?

Without question, the best graffiti marker is the Molotow Liquid Chrome Marker. It is oil based, from the acrylic range and the finish is absolutely incredible. You could be looking into a mirror when staring at the chrome finish on your design with this marker. It’s as shiny and perfect as the chrome finish on a car. Since it’s acrylic the finished design is entirely waterproof and does not require varnishing. The Loop Water Based Markers are a great quality graffiti marker, but because they’re water based, they require varnishing after they’re dry.

 

How to make graffiti markers?

All you need to make a graffiti paint marker is an old white board marker, any leftover paint in your house and a bit of rubbing alcohol. Lots of artists like to use graffiti markers, because they allow you to create much more detailed pieces of graffiti art. Making your own markers also means that you can create your own custom colours and it’s a great way to use up all your leftover paint!

To see how to make your own markers using old white board markers, check out the handy YouTube video. Alternatively, if you want to make the process a little easier on yourself you can purchase some of our empty markers here at Alfreshco.

 

How much is gold spray paint?

Colour is not usually an indicator on price for spray paint. A can of gold spray paint will not set you back any more than any other colour. Our prices vary marginally depending on brand and finish. A 400ml can of spray paint will cost between £3.30 and £4.25 per can regardless of colour.

 

Will gold spray paint cover black?

The simple answer is yes! In fact, both white and black typically make the best undercoats for a gold finish. This will largely depend on your personal preference. Whatever undercoat you use will affect the hue of the final colour, especially for metallics and pearls. If you can it’s a good idea to paint some test samples on a piece of material similar to the space where you want to paint your final piece. Experimentation is key. Play around with your base coat and number of top coats and see what works best for achieving the final colour that you want.

 

How to make silver spray paint look aged?

To achieve a really authentic aged look with silver spray paint, prepare yourself to work with lots of layers! You’ll first want to use a grey primer – apply several coats for a good even coverage. When the primer has thoroughly dried, apply one layer of spray paint in a granite effect. For best results, apply several light coats. Again, wait for these layers to be completely dry before several metallic silver spray paint coats. When these are dry you can use a specialist antiquing glaze to assist with that aged effect. Use a dry paper towel to rub the glaze into the paint until dry. Once finished you can apply several clear protective coats for a matt or gloss finish.

 

How to remove silver spray paint?

How you go about removing silver spray paint depends on what surface you want to remove it from and whether the paint is oil or water based. If you have water-based silver spray paint on your skin, then it should be as simple as washing well with soap and warm water. If it’s a little stubborn you may just need to use a bit of friction and a sponge. If the paint is oil based then the based way to remove it is with more oil! You can use essential oil, coconut oil, olive oil – anything really! Rub the oil backwards and forwards over the painted area and the paint should come off, then you can rinse your hands.

If the silver spray paint that you want to remove is on a metal surface then you’ll need to use a microfibre cloth so that you don’t damage the existing paint work. If the paint was sprayed recently then some hot soapy water should do the trick. But if the stain is more stubborn then the recommended way to remove is with some lubricant and a clay cleaning bar. Beware of nail polish remover, rubbing compounds, lacquer thinner or gasoline, which you find recommended in some places, because these are likely to remove the paint underneath and create a bigger problem.

To remove silver paint from fabric, you should blot not rub. If the paint is wet blot with hot, soapy water and then throw the garment in the washing machine when you have removed as much as possible. If it’s dry, use a butter knife to prize off as much as you can before repeating the same steps you would for wet paint.

If the silver paint you want to remove is on concrete, the best method for removal is to use a pressure washer.

 

Is metallic spray paint conductive?

Many metallic spray paint cans are conductive, so if you are working outside and there are any overhead electrical lines you do need to proceed with extreme caution, particularly if you are using an ultrawide high pressure can. Always check the manufacturers instructions of any metallic spray paint for warnings about conductivity.

 

How long does metallic spray paint take to dry?

Metallic paint is usually dry to the touch within 10-15 minutes. It will be fully dry in 24-48 hours depending on the temperature. You should always allow 24-48 hours after it is fully dry before you varnish.

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