anyone ever tried to paint a board using acrylic spray paint? does it work? any other tips or concerns about it?
Use thinners as a solvent not water, in your spray gun.
im talking about spray paint out of a can like krylon.
.......No,it's no good for surfboard painting.Go to Harbor Freight and get a re-fillable spray can,and use either liquitex or golden fluids paint.Herb
Im about to try my first paint job soon too. So Herb, I checked out both websites reguarding Liquitex and Golden Fluids. Both paints seem to be of a high viscosity. Is thinning the paint recommended? and If so whats the ratio? Or if not, am I to assume I can pour the paint directly into these re-fillable cans and go to work? (Im assuming this an application which goes dirrectly on the foam) Thanks for any info you can provide. Kev
.......The golden fluids is already pre-mixed. .......With either liquitex or gf you just mix with h2o(use a platic coke or juice bottle to mix/shake it up),and.........oh yeah strain it,please,or you'll be sorry. .......You want it as thick as you can get it ,and still be able to spray it with consistancy.I just eyeball most of my mix,including resins,so to give you exact numbers????/I also mix other agents in with my paint mix,but you stay with the h2o for now,until you get the hang of that first.Herb
Thanks for the info. I hate to drag this out anymore but here I go. For a board thats 6'3 how much paint would you recommend I use. I noticed the products you suggested come in 8oz. and 4oz. containers. Does the foam absorb a trumendous amount of paint? Do you recommend resting the board on plastic sheets and covering the board with a plastic to avoid air particles resting on the surface? How nice does this paint job look, if done well of course? My goal is to avoid the Air brushed look. I think the air brush method has a "faded" look to it which im not into. As an alternative, I have also read about Laminating tints. Could I achieve a nice solid color by using a tinted laminate. Or am I way off! Thanks for all you info... I am trying to figure out what the best method would be for a first timer. Your wisdom is greatly appriciated. Thanks, Kev
Here is an alternative for da guys with no spray setup.You can use acrylic lacquer spray paint in the cans.Get them at the Auto Parts store,lots of cool colors.The brand that I use is called "Plasticoat" or "Plastikote" (I forget)and its made for car touch up..While you are at it pick up a can of the same stuff in clear to spray over the paint just to be safe.I have never had a bleed problem and have used it on foam and on the hotcoat and glossed over it.There is a big string in the archives if you can find it. R.B.
Thanks for the idea, I'll look into it. K
Should you use flat or gloss spray paint or does it matter ?
....as long as it's compatible,........no, it doesn't matter.Herb