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Plans proceed apace for a large spray can paint art piece - we're talking about 8' square.

Step one will be securing two sheets of hardboard to the shed outside, a more preservable canvas than the current choice of the side of the shed itself.

Step two is priming the surface, and where I'm hoping for help from the group mind. My nascent thought is to roller on some good quality exterior white. But will that be suffient? Should I use a primer first? Will exterior paint make the spray can paint bead up? Stuff like that.

I know we will learn by doing anyway, but it would be great to skip some of those particular learning experiences.

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sff_corgi
Jan. 16th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Those sound like paint department questions. ;)
kevinnickerson
Jan. 16th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
Primer for sure. I'm not sure about the beading question, but I think it will be ok.
guyfie
Jan. 16th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Kilz premium primer
alicebentley
Jan. 17th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
Wow - even a brand name! Thanks, and I'll let folks know how it turns out.
daddy_guido
Jan. 17th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Second on the Kilz.

Also, most important if you're going to do a base coat of paint before spray painting, is to get a matte finish paint. A gloss paint WILL repel the spray paint because well, that's what gloss paint is designed for.

You may find the Kilz provides a sufficient backdrop for your art. It does come in three colors.
ladyjestocost
Jan. 16th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Paint
You absolutely must primer wood - otherwise it will drink up all our paint and shriek for more. Primer is specially constituted to prevent that.

What you need to remember is fat over lean, which means -

You can put oil paint over acrylic or oil but you can only put acrylic paint over acrylic paint.

(Latex in this instance is the same as acrylic - a polymer-based paint. Alkyd is the same as oils.)

So, most likely, you'll want a latex based primer.

(caveat - I am not a house painter nor do I play one on TV)

alicebentley
Jan. 17th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
Re: Paint
Sounds like rolled-on primer is the way to go. I'll remember to get a latex type.

Thanks!
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