Decanting Spray paint
This can be an awarding and amusing undertaking for the artist. Already, there are many colors available in spray paints. Being able to decant them, mix them in infinate shades and colors, and then airbrushing them really puts control back into the artist’s hands.
You only need the spray paint in question, a piece of drinking straw, and some Blu tack or other reusable adhesive putty. I want to add that shrink wrap over the top of the bottle or jar should prevent the cloud of paint from coming back in your face.
UPDATE > After doing this a few times myself, I find for me that using Blu tack is not necessary. I simply fold a strip of painting tape around the back of the spray nozzle securing the straw followed by another strip wrapped around the straw and nozzle. Of coarse there is always te chance for a messy leak so extra precuation doesn’t hurt.
Glass containers are needed
Here is a couple videos on decanting spray paint:
Application of decanting in metal art
Decanting Krylon X Metals & Duplicolor Metalcast
In the past, if I wanted to create a mixed color such as red violet, blue green etc, I would have to spray thin alternating coats of both colors while both wet hoping for adequate mixing. Now after reading in various forums how easy it was to decant spray paint, I realized I can precisely and thoroughly mix any shade I want and have the added benefit of finer control over the amount i will be spraying by using my airbrush. This will give me more options on finishes and special effect finishes
- Krylon X metals and Duplicolor Metalcast (jtbmetaldesigns.wordpress.com)
- Thank Goodness For Spray Paint! (acharmingtwist.com)
- Explosive outdoor art :: spray painting with the Just So Festival (teacherlingo.com)
- The Spray Painted Vase (britthef.wordpress.com)
- Explosive outdoor art :: spray painting with the Just So Festival (nurturestore.co.uk)