Why is my spray paint blotchy?

Spray paint can produce a blotchy looking surface when painting over a large surface area, so the best way to overcome that is to sand the blotchy surface until its smooth and then roll on or brush on a clear coat, over the whole piece.

Why is my spray paint not smooth?

The most common cause of a rough finish with rattle can spray paint is either being too far away or crazy low humidity. If the surface is well prepared and smooth (a very big if) then the issue with a spray is paint partially drying in the aerosol; small droplets dry prior to hitting the surface to be painted.

What kind of paint do you use for stencils?

acrylic craft paints

How many coats of spray paint is too much?

The number of coats needed to get the best coverage when spray painting any item is at least 2 light coats, perhaps even 3 applied at different angles to make sure you are getting everything covered. More light coats are better than one heavy one, but be sure to get all the coats on within an hour.

How do you smooth out a paint line?


  1. Sand your furniture piece smooth.
  2. Vacuum all the dust from the furniture piece.
  3. Wipe off any remaining dust with a tack cloth.
  4. Fill your paint sprayer with paint.
  5. Spray the first coat on your furniture.
  6. After the first coat is dry, lightly sand the entire surface with an ultra fine grit sanding block.

Is it better to spray paint vertical or horizontal?

The only sure way to avoid runs on a vertical surface is to spray paint on a light coat and give it a little drying time before the next. How to spray paint: Start by coating each vertical surface. Spray paint lightly to avoid runs. Then hit the horizontal areas before starting the second round.

Can you use spray paint with a stencil?

Using spray paints to paint your stencil is the fastest way to paint a stencil – you can literally have it done in a few seconds. If using spray paints you must tape paper, newspaper etc, around the edges of the stencil to mask off the surrounding wall area.

How do you fix a bad paint job?

12 Easy Fixes for a Botched Paint Job

  1. Undo Uneven Coverage. 1/13. Applying the correct number of coats is key to a terrific paint job.
  2. Banish Paint Bubbles. 2/13.
  3. Scrape Paint Splatters. 3/13.
  4. Take Back the Trim. 4/13.
  5. Delete Drips and Runs. 5/13.
  6. Clear Off Ceiling Spots. 6/13.
  7. Remedy Roller Marks. 7/13.
  8. Touch Up Tape Lines. 8/13.
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