By Kellie Fernandez. Canvas Painting. Published at Monday, June 18th, 2018 - 10:03:34 AM.
These textures can add a lot to your painting project! Prime and prepare your surfaces. If you are painting a wall, make sure its smooth, sealed and painted. If you are re-vamping old furniture, you may want to sand it or prime it before painting it. If you are painting a canvas, you can use a combination of gesso and acrylic gloss to seal it for spray painting.
Make sure your gloss paint matches your colors. Sometimes when you want your final project to have a gloss or shiny coating, you will want a gloss top coat. This can either be a spray paint or a paint you apply with a brush. There is always a danger that the chemicals in the 2 kinds of paint may not combine. When they do not work together, the paint will crack and curdle and produce what is called “orange peel” effect. Do a patch test before combining brands of paints.
The mask should have organic vapor cartridges. Choose water-based spray paint if possible! There are several great water-based non-toxic options for spray paint. If you spray paint frequently or in a space without adequate ventilation, this is a must.
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