As most of you know, I love spray paint. I will spray paint anything and everything! Nothing is safe in my home from a can of good ‘ol spray paint. 🙂
With summer almost here I want to share a spray painting tip with you. Hopefully it will help you to not make the same mistake I made last summer.
I decided I wanted a bunch of picture frames painted white for my gallery wall.
It was August in Texas at about high noon which translates into at least 100 degrees outside with bright blue skies and lots of direct UV rays. Pretty much hotter than hell outside. 😉
Perfect time to spray paint a few frames, am I right?!
The Primer went on fine. Things started getting ugly real quick though when I busted out the spray paint.
You see, it was SO HOT outside that the sun dried the paint too quickly causing the paint to snap, crackle, and pop.
It was a total mess! Definitely not the look I was going for on my gallery wall.
After lots of sanding I was able to start fresh, but it was a huge inconvenience for me!
The moral here? Now that it’s summer again, be aware of where you are spray painting. If possible work in your garage or wait until closer to dusk to bust out that can of paint. Don’t be a victim to unnecessary crackling.
Of course, if this is the look you are going for then by all means, paint in 100 degree weather in direct sunlight. You’ll have the perfect crackle effect.