Saturday, February 9, 2013

{Craft This}: Spray Paint Brands.

I've been doing a lot of spray painting lately with my crafting hobby. What I've learned is that spray paint brands are not made the same. Some go on smooth and strong while others need about 400 coats to look presentable.

Another issue with spray paint is the color choice. At our Home Depot, the choices are slim in terms of cute colors. You go to Lowe's and it is like a color rainbow... it is amazing. Why is it that spray paint can't come in 200 colors? Is that too much to ask?

Two projects I've done recently involving spray paint are a birthday card/picture holder for my upcoming craft fair and some picture frame memo boards:

For these projects I've used three brands and four types of spray paint: Rustoleum (regular and painter's touch), Krylon, and Valspar.

After repeated use, I can tell you that by far my favorite brand is the Valspar. It goes on incredibly easily, doesn't drip, needs only two coats, and has good coverage. The Rustoleum is fine, works well, but is splotchy for the first few coats. The Krylon? Well I'll never buy it again. It was more expensive and it doesn't go on well at all. In the picture below these boards each have one coat. The pink with one coat is almost entirely covered (I did another coat but only needed one). The green is the Krylon and it needed 4 coats to show up. #disappointing

Home Depot carries Rustoleum and Lowe's carries Valspar. Valspar has many more colors to chooce from but for us Lowe's is a longer drive... so I guess I'll suck it up and buy Rustoleum in a pinch. But never Krylon. Never.


Anonymous said...

I'm a Memphis blogger. : ) So pretty. I love a can of bright spray paint. It makes everything better!

Anonymous said...

I'm from the Memphis blog group. Nice to meet you!

Reenie said...

Krylon always runs on me...I thought it may have been the color, so I bought another one, and same thing. Rustolemum is the best :)

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