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  1. General Painting Discussion
    I will preface this by saying I am an amateur/hobbyist. I made a small wire sculpture out of 14 ga galvanized steel wire. I want to paint it black and think spray paint is the best way to go as the wire is still fairly flexible. I have read that you should avoid certain paints on galvanized...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    Hello, recently i've reconditioned an old car which had some rust spots. I finished some days ago the body work and i spray painted the same day. The spray bottle contains manufacturer's color code paint mixed with clearcoat. The main issues is that i can see a weird line across the whole area...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, I'm looking to purchase some spray paint. I want the spray paint for painting plastics, metals, and occasionally wood. For now let's say i just want to spray paint in one colour. What type of spray paint should i use? Just paint? Individual cans of paint and primer? Or a can with the...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, Why are certain colours only available in certain finishes/sheens? I went to a large hardware store to purchase some flat/matte spray paint to only find certain colours available - white, gray, black, brown. Why is this? I was actually hoping for a lovely red/blue in a flat/matte...
  5. Surface Preparation and Application
    Painting some ten year plus shutters that started out a dark charcoal color, and will be very similar when finished. I need to clean and strip them but prime them too? Do I use a special bonding primer? I have read threads where folks have had just as much luck with a good prime and then spray...
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