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How do I prepare my item for spray painting?

To protect the surrounding area from overspray, cover with newspaper, a tarp or drop cloths. Remove any loose paint, rust, dirt and grease from the item. If the item is shiny/slick, lightly sand it with sandpaper or steel wool for easier bonding of the paint to the item. Clean, rinse and let dry completely before spraying.

Do I have to use primer on my item before spray painting?

Use our COLORSHOT Primer if you want to smooth out a blemished surface. The primer helps maximize the spray adhesion and color vibrancy, especially if you apply a light color over a dark color. We also recommend COLORSHOT primer for furniture pieces to seal the wood before applying color.