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How do I prevent clogs in the spray nozzle?

If the valve clogs, pull the spray top off and rinse with a solvent such as mineral spirits. Do not stick a pin or other object into the valve.

After you’re done spraying, to clear the valve and prevent clogging, turn the can upside down and spray for another 5 seconds or until no color comes out. Wipe off the nozzle before storing any leftover spray paint.

Why is the paint spurting out of the nozzle?

COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint is highly pigmented, especially the darker shades. That’s why it is very important to shake the can for at least 1 minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle before you start applying paint. Shake the can often during application to keep the color mixed.

Why does my spray painted item feel tacky to the touch?

There are a couple of factors that could delay the dry and cure time. If you applied the paint with a heavy spray coat or you live in a humid area, the dry time may be affected. If you’re working in these conditions, wait at least one hour in between applying each coat to allow the paint to fully dry.

Make sure you’re holding the can 6-10 inches away from the surface while spraying; holding the can closer than that can cause heavier paint application and pooling. If it has been more than 72 hours since the last coat of paint was applied, you can try rubbing talcum powder over the painted area, and then wipe off the excess with a damp cloth.

What do I do with my empty aerosol can?

Contact your local county government for proper disposal instructions, as regulations vary from state to state.

How do I remove spray paint from my skin with no chemicals?

Mix together 1 cup granulated sugar with 1/2 cup softened coconut oil or olive oil. You can also add your favorite essential oils for a spa-like experience. Apply the sugar scrub to wet skin and scrub paint from skin. Store extra scrub in an airtight container.

How do I remove overspray?

While this spray is formulated to be opaque and permanent, you can remove some overspray with mineral spirits (follow the safety instructions on the label and wash your hands thoroughly to avoid irritation).