WD40 The wonder spray, as it can be used for.....

I just finished looking at a post about why not to use WD40 or similar products on you pedal bike chain, and I agree with that, as WD40 t is not a lube, it is a cleaner and nut unsticking liquid. I also have heard of people using it as a drying agent to get water out of hard to reach places. WD40 can be used for other things of course, and I am curious as to how many things people use it for. I have used it as a tool cleaner in the past when I worked underground. One shift I found a 12" crescent wrench in a pile of mud. It was dirty, rusty and generally looked like poo. Interestingly if was the exact color of poo too. First I blasted it with compressed air to get the bulk of the mud and crusty rust off. Then I soaked it down with a can of WD40, and blasted it with air again. The improvement in appearance was amazing. The wrench now looked quite good. I repeated this 2 more times. I then oiled it and added it too my tool belt. That wench was better than the one I had on my belt. I used that technique on numerous tools and dirty machine parts after that. Next person with a novel use for WD40 please, and thank you. Zipperboy aka adventureboy7 aka Phil

Posted by zipperboy 9 years ago


automatic spray bottle?

I'm looking for a way to trigger an intermittent misting spray of water (indoors). Any ideas?

Asked by brandegor 8 years ago


What are the different types of spray paint?

What are the different types of spray paint. Im planning to paint my old laptop

Asked by setsuna 7 years ago


how to make an automatic spray machine?

I wana make a machine for spraying some small articles , which can spray color automatic and paint the whole article by rotating it. please do reply me as i'm in need of it

Asked by raseenkhan 8 years ago


DIY Electrostatic Spray Gun? Answered

I heard about a new product, but it appears to be only available in Europe and South America (what the...?): http://www.hammerite.com/uk/products/ps_metalmaster.htmlSounds like it uses technology similar to powder coating, but with spray paint. Has anyone used this thing? Does it work? Is it something that could be home-built?

Asked by berserk 8 years ago


Spanish fashion designer creates spray on clothing. Thoughts?

A Spanish fashion designer, with the help of the imperial college of London (I think I said that right?) has created "spray on clothes". Personally I think it's absolutely ridiculous and will never where clothes made like that, after all it's more like coating your body in silly string then wearing clothes, right? But, anyway, what are your thoughts on this? http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/09/spray-on-fabric/ (Image source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/wp-content/gallery/spray-on-fabric/fabrican3.jpg)

Posted by ElvenChild 5 years ago


Why does spray paint sometimes come up off the painted surface when the surface has been primed?

I was making something to hang up on my wall, a thin metal logo of the skullcandy skull. the peice of metal was free of rust. So I primed the surface and let it dry. spray painted it and then the paint was going crusty-ish and was peeling of the metal. I don't have a picture now, but i will upload a picture later.

Asked by unominame 6 years ago


Spray Paint

I've taken a small school desk and I'm trying to fix it up a bit. The table top is made of wood, but is overlaid with a thick piece of laminate. I've sanded the surface to take out the texture and markings.  I would like to give the laminate it a new paint job, but don't really know what kind of spray paint I should use. Ideas? Suggestions? I could sit here and look it up on Google, but I thought I'd try making a forum and see how it goes. 

Posted by ArachnisDeathicus 5 months ago


Spray Paint Drying

I'm hoping someone here knows something about spray paint. Specifically why some spray paints seem to take forever and a day to dry. In the attached picture the paint on the left (Metallic) dried quickly, within about 45 minutes whereas the paint on the right (Gloss Protective Enamel) is still so wet at 24 hours that I can scratch it with my thumb nail. FYI, I used both paints, one right after the other, on the same kind of metal. So if someone could let me know why some paints dry slower than others and which kind of paints to avoid if I'm in any sort or a rush I would be most appreciative. Thanks

Posted by astro347 8 years ago


Has anyone had the new Krylon Fusion paint totally crap out on them?

I messaged Krylon (Sherwin Williams) about it, and they said it wasn't normal, maybe a bad nozzle and they replaced the can, but the next can did the same doggone thing! Very frustrating!

Asked by penumbra_ 9 years ago


i need help coming up with a way to press a spray bottle wirelessly form 200+ feet away? Bug sprayer? Answered

I am working on a misting system that would operator wirelessly. I want to spray the bug spray with the click of a button in my back yard. It needs to be pretty small but really I am trying to figure the easiest way to either pump liquid from a small water bottle or a spray bottle. Thoughts?

Asked by scottzkee 3 years ago


where can i get a spray can-like spray nozzle made from metal?

Hi, im currently doing a project which uses a high volume, low pressure water motor and needs to spray a mist, using little pressure. Essentially what im after is something with the same specs as a regular aerosol can spray nozzle, except it needs to be straight, and made of metal, so it wont dissolve in the petroleum oil, or slip . ive tried using a normal spray nozzle but the pressure is too great and no matter how i go about binding the tube to the nozzle it always pops out, either because it grows soft and warps from the petroleum oil in the spray mix, or from the overal lubricating effects. either way, using spray can spray nozzles is bad. For another project ill be doing at the same time, which is for watering my plants, i still also need a straight spray head, prefferbly made of metal, as this one will have a bit more pressure behind it, and i need to be able to absolutely permanently attach the nozzle to a pvc plastic hose. I dont want to vary at all from my design, or compromise with a plastic version. What im after is a straight spray nozzle, aka, not bent, that sprays a mist of roughly more or less the same size and directionality, and angle as a earosol spray canister. for all intents and purposes, my water motor will be putting out perhaps 2/3rds of the pressure of your typical spray can, a normal spray nozzle works fine, so all im after is a metal equivalent, or anything that wont dissolve in petroleum oils, acetone or paint laquer. does anyone know where i can find such a thing? thanks

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 5 years ago


What transparent spray-on material darkens it's background?

Im looking for a way to evenly darken an area of a wall, while keeping the 'background' visible. The effect Im aiming at is that of a shadow cast on the wall, sharply distinguished from the lighter surroundings but still showing the texture and perhaps images underneath. I am specifically looking for a material that can be sprayed, for example with a air pump spray but a spray can would perhaps even be better. I bought a transparent lacquer in a spray can, but it turned out to be too transparent. Another option could perhaps be to dilute black paint? A few conderations: I prefer to spray it (fast and evenly) Background to 'paint' on will be brick and wood Preferably non drip (or not too much at least) I want to cover a small area several times and will use a stencil template. How would you go about doing this? Do you know of ready made materials in spray cans that do the trick? If you know of a specific liquid, where could I buy it? Many thanks in advance!

Posted by phillchill 6 years ago


Sprays to kill bugs?

I have a problem with bugs. I think there's a hole in my screen, but I can't find any new ones to patch. Anyways, I keep having these small bugs, and now and then even a big, brown, flying beetle thing. I heard that hairspray will kill them in mid-flight, but I don't have hairspray. Anything that I can use instead? Also, it needs to be safe to spray in a bedroom. 

Posted by Batryn 5 years ago


spray paint shoes

I needed to change the colour of a pair of synthetic upper boots for a costume party, and this what I did. Firstly, I used spray paint. Even though I had sanded the surface, the paint would not adhere. In desparation I then used cheap acyrlic paint. Did the job superbly. The only problem is that acyrlic paint dries flat (no shine) but luckily my DH had Gloss Medium in paint box.

Posted by jas59 4 years ago


how do build an atomizer nozzle?

We were wondering how to build a heatresistant atomizer, it doesn't have to be fancy or anything?

Asked by keijemosch 8 years ago



A bit of a painting project I've started (3rd UPDATE)

Me and my gf have decided to tackle a project recently out of curiosity and boredom. My Ariens YT12 could use a new painting. I had took the angle grinder to the a$$ end of the tractor and cleaned up the rusted parts and scraped up the painted areas. I had a fight with the angle grinder for a brief few seconds and messed up my arm a bit, so I decided not to do any more grinding with the wire cup. I've since put on a couple coats of black spray enamel paint, and I've even painted over other areas too not just the rust spots, I tried to wipe down the machine with a wet cloth the best that I could. I've given it a few coats but I might have to go around yet and touch up some other spots, I DO plan on doing more painting to the frame soon, but maybe when it's nicer out and not so windy. Heres the kicker, when my gf gets home, we've already cut out some really neat looking stencils and we plan on spray-painting the hood of the tractor, I'm not sure if I should rough up the surface first or just leave it be and clean it with a wet cloth before painting. It's going to be the coolest looking hood ever (I hope if it turns out how I'm hoping). Stay tuned I'll upload MOAR pictures soon! Update!!!! I've added some more pictures I just took them after peeling the stencil off my tractor's hood. I got more paint splatter than I would have liked, but overall I'm pleased with how it came out. I have MORE pictures to come as I finish the black stripe. 2nd Update: I just peeled the painters tape off and I like how clean-cut the stripe looks, however there was some seepage and I need to touch it up. 'Should still make the neighbors jealous though. 3rd Update: I've put the hood back ON the tractor, and I think it looks pretty damn snazzy if you ask me! Check out the last picture in the list to see what I'm talking about!

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago


LED Spray Can

Halo is an LED spraypaint can by French designer Aissa Logerot.The LED light changes colors and brightness and is powered by an internal battery that can be charged by shaking of the can. "It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the led to change the graffiti's styles. If the light doesn't have enough battery, the user must shake it to have energy again."Built on the same principle as LED Light Drawing Pens but with a cool sray can apperancevia Geekologie

Posted by Chicken2209 8 years ago


Make your own "Memory Foam"?

Can we make our own "memory foam"? I'd like to buy "memory foam" in a spray can - but I don't think that product is available. I was hoping to find something like "tempurpedic" in a spray can.    I'd like to replicate the really soft top layer as seen in those mattresses. The "great stuff" foam spray cans come to mind.  However, the end result of those is not a flexible soft foam. Would like to fabricate my own custom foam inserts with the material.  Any ideas about making or sourcing materials? Thanks!

Posted by bobzjr 5 years ago


Is it safe to mix ethyl alcohol, eucalyptus essence and 5% alc.vodka?

 i decided to make a hand sanitizer with the following mixture: ethyl alcohol (bought in the supermarket) -filled about 3/4 of a regular spray bottle a few drops of eucalyptus essence (bought in a drugstore) 5% alc. vodka (drained after 2 weeks of soaking in it the orange and grapefruit rinds and lemongrass leaves) inspired by the instructable on how to make a citrusy room and linen spray , few drops of glycerine. i have learned from wiki about the benefits of the following and decided to mix them. I intend to give this to some good friends and i wanna make sure its really safe...

Asked by humblebug 6 years ago


Powder coating/strong spraypainting for metal jewelry

I'm looking to create colored metal jewelry findings with a durable surface, are there any products or techniques that i could do DIY? Otherwise are there any sites that sell nice coloured/powder coated/matte surface findings? I can't seem to find anything!!

Posted by jarris 4 years ago


homemade paint gun/ airbrush

Ok well me and a friend of mine have been experimenting with making our own paint gun. we are doing for two reasons. well we want to airbrush some things but we don't have one adn we don't have much money, and we need something to do so it occupies time. we have gone throught many trials and errors and quite a few have failed. we now have one that works acually pretty well. it composes of blowgun attached to an aircompresser, there is a "t" fitting at the other end of the blowgun, at one part of the "t" fitting is a little attachment that goes to a small water bottle, and at part of the water bottle is a little nozzle(nozzle2). than at the other part of the "t" fitting is another nozzle (nozzle1). those nozzles are really close to each other. you put the paint in the water bottle and supply air to it than it paints(sometimes) i was just wondering if anyone knew how to make it better or had another idea for a paint gun? any comment that is related to the topic is welcome and thanks for any feedback. i am sorry if that is confusing.

Posted by zipzapper859 7 years ago



2 jet lighters taped to a deodorant spray, to make a flamethrower. can the spray can blow up ? Answered

2 jet lighters taped to a deodorant spray, to make a onehanded small flamethrower. Flame on the jet starts about one inch away from the nozzle. can the spray can blow up ? How about if the lighters are extinguished first, and then the spray jet ?

Asked by liquidrive 9 years ago


Uni-sport silicone spray? Answered

I'm just wanting to ask you guys if Uni-Sport silicone spray is 100% pure and NOT petroleum based. Just wanting to know so I can use it with my GBB airsoft rifle. If you can answer this thanks a lot!

Asked by legomaster50 5 years ago


Spray On Clothing, fabric in a can?

Anybody have ideas for DIY spray on/paint on clothing/fabric along the lines of fabrican? Even a fabric that would be impossible to wash or even take off the model without destroying would be a cool start. It could be used for visualizing dress sculptures or something along those lines, at the very least.

Posted by wefoundamy 6 years ago


spray paint problem? Answered

Yesterday i spraypainted faux leather. it looks good and everything, but it wont dry. i spraypainted it yesterday morning and its still really sticky. what did i do wrong? what can i do to fix it?

Asked by TimTheScarecrow 8 years ago


Krylon Spray Paint on fabric?

I have heard that Krylon spray paints can be used with stencils on T-Shirts. In fact their website even has a few project ideas along those lines. What I'm wondering is, how permanent is it? It seems so much easier to do than making silk screens and buying special paint, almost to easy....which makes me wonder if it dries really stiff and cracks.

Asked by norsehorse 9 years ago


Spray Painting Help

I'm making a cardboard helmet for my Halloween costume (King Leonidas from 300), and I've run into a dilemma.First of all, I'd like to know if spray paint would stick to car body filler (Bondo), and second, I'd like to know what paints and primers to use to make my helmet look like tarnished metal.Can anybody help? I'm trying to make it look like the helmet in this album.

Posted by omnikin 10 years ago


How does one go about painting rubber? Answered

I've got a respirator for my ceramics glazing that's begging for customization but I want whatever I do to be permanent.

Asked by Kaelessin 8 years ago


Does anyone know how I can create a water sprayer that can be powered by a battery?

Squirrels keep raiding our bird feeders, even though the feeders are in "squirrel proof" cages.  I plan to fit tilt switches to the bird feeders, so that when a squirrel jumps on them the feeders sway and the water gun sprays them. I just can't figure out how to make the water sprayer.  I would like to make as much as possible from scratch, so just buying a water gun would defeat the object. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks

Asked by artworkmonkey 5 years ago


Will spray paint set right if used in cold weather? Answered

 I'm painting a bike frame, and I was wondering if the primer and paint would set okay if I'm using the spray paint in 30 degree weather. Thanks.

Asked by Zem 8 years ago


Has anyone made a push mower spray attachment??

I have a small yard to mow with a push mower.  I was looking for some plans to somehow attach a 1 gallon sprayer to the mower.  I would love to spray weed killer and mow at the same time.  Has anyone seen anything like this?

Asked by baudeagle 2 years ago


Anti-Smell Solution?

What is a good mix from household products that ca make a solution that can get rid of any type of smell? I have this old metal box I need to use but it has an un-godly smell to it I would to get rid of.

Asked by DWordDtour 6 years ago


Suggestions for painting an Invicta diving case?

So I've got some Instructables in mind for painting a Nerf Maverick. (Wait, you said you were painting an Invicta diving case...) Yes, you're right. The case will be a custom painted case to house a custom painted Nerf Maverick for a Christmas present. However, I have some questions about how to paint it. The case has a rough outside made from what I suspect to be high-impact plastic. The inside is smooth plastic with removable foam inserts and a rubber gasket seal. I know I will have to sand the inside to make the paint stick, but my question is if the outside is already a rough textured plastic, will I need to sand it as well? Also, what paints and finishes do you suggest for painting this case?  The Invicta logo on the back will need to be sanded (although I suppose I could leave it since they manufactured the case). The picture shows what my case looks like, minus the graffiti image. Thanks in advance, and God Bless!

Posted by IrishSnow35 1 year ago


Cooking spray? Answered

How do the cooking sprays differ from the oil. Are they healthy?

Asked by wasawills 1 year ago


Tennis ball mortar fuel?

Would axe or hairspray possibly work as a fuel for a tennis ball mortar?

Asked by Shadow94 8 years ago


Remove sunscreen from camera? Answered

Well, while on a camping trip last week, I accidentally happened to close my bag on a bottle of spray sunscreen that happened to be unlocked, which then happened to spray onto, and into, my panasonic FZ-100 camera. After attempting to clean, and a bit of time in rice, everything worked perfectly, albeit a bit sticky, until I had used it for about an hour. I believe one of the buttons/zoom levers has developed a short, keeping the camera pretty much locked up. Is there a way I can remove the sunscreen completely from the damaged parts? I got home and have taken the back casing off, and have access to all controls.  

Asked by astroboy907 5 years ago





What are some other uses for spray-on snow?

I have a couple of cans of spray-on snow that I got for my birthday..but i'm not a huge fan of the fake snow in windows or on wreaths/trees. Any other crafty suggestions for this stuff?

Asked by shortone 9 years ago


spray or paint, rubber car mat? Answered

Im looking for some type of a rubber spray or "paint" that i can use to coat the inside of a car instead of using the traditional floor mat. I would like to coat the floor "buckets" with this rubber so i dont ever have to worry about spills, stains exct. something that i could spray down with a regular hosehold cleaner and wham-o cleans any mess there is. any idea of what I might be looking for?? *waterproof *handles house hold chems good *does not melt in summer time! *does not crack *does not stink (if its temp because of "fresh paint" then thats okay) *relatively cheap *able to paint over carpet *thick

Asked by fireball9919 5 years ago


a way to harden styrofoam? Answered

I have been working on a metal mechanical iris for a while now and have been looking for a few things, but one thing that has me scratching my head is having a base, or cam wheel. its just a circle with grooves in it. i decided to use plain styrofoam for this so it will be lightweight and easy to cut, but when i tried it the cam wheel easily crumbled with enough force applied. is there any way to harden styrofoam with a spray or something of that sort? it needs to be somewhat slidey, so it can move well, so nothing like a rubber spray.

Asked by imBobertRobert 5 years ago


Paint Plastic To Copper Tubing

I'm making a prop that requires a length of coiled copper tubing & I don't have the cash to buy it. I need a plastic tube that is malleable into a coil & I can spray paint it a copper color. I've experimented with some types of plastic cover electric cord & aquarium tubing & both, the plastic reacted with the paint & never dried.  I need to know what types of plastic tube I can ether paint myself & wont melt the plastic, or point me in the detection of were I can find copper colored plastic tubing, or name the types of plastic tube that wont react to certain types of paint.

Posted by elkaddalek 1 year ago



How to make a powerful spray can?

I like to know how to make a powerful spray can, I plan to use it for pepper spray so I would like the minimum possible risk of it blowing back in my face.

Asked by WareOuttaHair 7 years ago


How to you make wrinkle release spray?

There is a spray that is expensive made by downy that will release wrinkles in casual summer shirts and dresses.  Would anyone have a homemade recipe for this?

Asked by osugrad69 6 years ago


Should I strip the spray paint coat or just sand and paint over it? Answered

I spray painted over a painted hutch years ago. The hutch is made of MDF. The spray paint has been scuffed off in areas. Should I sand the and paint over it or strip the spray paint? If the answer is to strip the spray paint, do I use a normal paint stripper or something designed for spray paint? Thank you to everyone who answered! I feel confident about repainting my hutch after reading your advice.

Asked by Shippygirl 7 years ago