Part 2- Priming
So, I last left off with you gathering your needed supplies. Hopefully I didn't put anyone to sleep with my detailed ramblings.
Now, the following again is just my experiences. I have had some spray painting oopsies (as well as some awesome projects).
If today is your day, then here is what I would do:
1. Have your painting spot set up. It shouldn't be in direct sun (which will cause your paint to dry unevenly and crack). A little sun is ok, just not direct. Put out your newspaper/cloth and get your clothing prepared.
2. Take whatever item you plan to clean and put it out to paint. Today I am showing you my interpretation of this pinterest pin:
This is what my set up looked like :
So, I gave each can a light misting of primer. This is the second biggest mistake painters make- you need to give several light coats. Give it a light coat standing 8-10 inches away. Too close it will get bubbly. Too much paint at once and it will look gloppy. Just keep moving and don't stop in any one spot. If you do mess up, let it dry and you can sand it down/off.
I gave it a light coat and went inside for 45 min-1 hr, then came out, touched it with my bare hand (dry!!!) , sanded them lightly & wiped them down with a dry cloth, and gave it another light coat.
This process continued for several hours. Once the bottoms were good and dry, I flipped it over and gave the top part a good coat. If you don't sand at least the first time in between, your final product will have a rough texture.
I didn't coat the insides yet... I wasn't sure if I had enough primer to do the lids- so I waited.
To give you a timeline- I started at about 7 am and was finished priming by about 10 (with breaks and such). I let it sit for a few hours before I went to painting (which will be my next post).
So, have I inspired anyone to want to paint yet??? I promise, anyone can do it! In my last post, I am going to showcase some of the things in my room I have painted and was thinking about doing a linky party. Anyone else brave enough to paint yet???