Many people nowadays get their cars painted with the help of either spray paints or other polishing paints. The need to get the cars painted is increasing day by day because of the increasing accidents. But some people also get their cars sprayed because of their interests like gaming, racing, or existing trends. In this article, you will learn about the details of how to spray paint a car with rattle cans.
How to make a spray can paint job look good?
To make a spray paint job look good, you must have the following things with you before initiating the process.
- Sandpapers (600 grit and 1500 grit)
- Painter’s tape
- Spray paint
- Clear paint
- Dust mask
- Safety goggles and gloves
- Warm soapy water
First, wear safety equipment, including a mask, goggles, and gloves, to protect yourself from the paint. Then use sandpaper of 600 grit and rub it thoroughly over the surface of the car you want to paint. The paint will start flaking away and once you observe that most of the paint has been flanked away from the surface, use the 1500 grit sandpaper.
After that, use the putty to fill the holes (if any) in the metal surface of your car. Make sure to use the putty made only for cars or metals. After applying the putty, smoothen the surface and remove the excess putty from the edges. Then clean the surface with the help of a clean microfiber cloth.
Then use the paper and the Painter’s tape to cover the surrounding area you want to protect from the paint and leave the rest of the area exposed. Take your car to a sheltered and well-ventilated space before using the spray paint cans. Apply three coats of spray paint with a gap of fifteen minutes in each coat. After that, use sandpaper the smoothen the surface.
After smoothening, the painted surface, use warm soapy water and clean the painted surface with it. Then pick up the spray paint can, shake it for nearly three minutes, and test it on a piece of cardboard before spraying it on the car. Then spray it in a horizontal motion onto the car’s surface. Apply two coats with a gap of ten minutes in each coat.
Then spray a coat of clear paint over the newly painted surface to protect it from the harmful UV radiations. After applying it, leave the surface to dry for at least 24 hours.
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How many spray cans to paint a car hood?
If you want to avoid the excessive charges that any professional will charge if you want to get the hood of your car painted, the spray cans are the best and the most affordable option. It will take only 3 to 4 cans of spray paint if you want to paint the hood of your car. And surprisingly, it won’t cost you more than 60 to 65 dollars, including the cost of the primer and the sandpapers.
How many spray cans do paint a car?
If you get your car painted by any professional, it will cost you thousands of dollars as only the hood costs 1000 dollars. So, most people opt the spray paint cans to paint their cars by themselves to save excessive costs. That’s why many people ask how to spray paint a car with rattle cans? And how many cans are used to paint a car?
To paint your car in the best way, you must have at least 20 spray paint cans to do multiple coats on the car. The no. of cans can outnumber this figure based on your spraying practice and the condition of your car.
Best spray paint for cars:
There are many brands available in the market that offer a wide variety of spray paints for cars. But only a few of them meet the actual quality standards, while most rank below the mark. Do proper research and get your car sprayed with the best paint. Following are some of the best-selling brands of car paints.
- Krylon automotive acrylic enamel, gloss, black.
- Dupli-color (HVP102-6 PK Blue vinyl and fabric coating.
- USC spray max 2k high gloss clearcoat aerosol.
How to blend spray cans with car paint?
If you want to blend the car’s paint with the spray cans, make sure to clean the surface thoroughly with the help of sandpaper. Then apply the spray paint and give proper finishing to make it look like the car’s paint. If you don’t remove the paint from the car’s body before spraying, the patch will look different from the rest of the car because of improper blending of the car’s paint.
Diy car paint job:
Painting your car yourself is one of the best ways to save money. Just bring the required materials, wear your safety equipment, clean the surface that needs to be painted with the help of sandpaper, and then use a clean cloth. Find a sheltered and ventilated space, take your car there, and spray the cans to achieve the desired outcomes. Make sure to apply various coats for a better finish.
Car spray paint kit:
There are a lot of spray paint kits available in the market. But even the most basic car spray kit must have a few items to be called a spray paint kit. These must-have items include Sandpapers (600 grit and 1500 grit), Painter’s tape, Paper, Primer, Spray paint, Clear paint, a Dust mask, safety goggles and gloves, a Cloth, a Towel, and Warm soapy water.
Here is the complete guide on how to spray paint a car with rattle cans? Moreover, to avoid mixing dust with the paint while spraying, do this in a shady and covered area. That shady location must be adequately ventilated to avoid suffocation because of the toxins present in the spray paint. Please make sure not to spray your car near animals because the toxins present in the spray paints can prove fatal for the animals.