How to Spraypaint




The basic idea of this instructable is to teach the reader how to use spray paint to make cool designs, like the one on the CO2 racer in the picture. The materials needed are:

2 colors of spray paint
masking tape

For this instructable, I used:
Packing Tape
wax paper

Also, you will need scissors and some space outside.

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Step 1: Setup/Materials

Basically gather your materials (1) and put some pieces of packing tape on the wax paper (2).

Step 2: Spraying Step 1

Go outside and spray on the wax paper (get all of the tape) with your first color. Let it dry before moving on.

Step 3: Taping/Coat #2

First use the masking tape to make a design on the packing tape (1). Then spray the ENTIRE AREA with your second color, leaving almost none.

Step 4: Pull Up Your Tape

Once the second color is dry, pull up your masking tape and voila! Patterns.

Make sure you let your paint dry COMPLETELY before you put down tape for sharp lines. For a different effect, do what I did and put it down earlier.

Also, if you are using wood, don't forget to prime, or else the wood will soak up all of the paint.

These can be used as fake ipod skins, etc.

There are limitless possibilities...

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    9 Discussions

    yah, really elementary, but my freinds kept asking how i did this stuff...its mainly so i dont have to show them every time...


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    maybe you could use a project to show an example of painting. It's kinda funny to me that you used wax paper, because it's made to repel and you most likely had to wait twice as long for the paint to dry than paint on paper. How hard is it to just tell your friends to paint a layer throw cheap masking on the throw another layer of paint on? the cheese 9921, it's not just you...


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    you were "painting on clear tape" (wtf?). all I'm saying is buy some real masking and use a project instead of wax paper. or just tell (notice i said tell, not show) your friends how to do it instead of wasting space on instructables.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    colinbix, lay off. Not only does i_make_stuff want to show his friends, he wants to show everyone else. If you don't like it, don't look at it. I for one, think it's a great tutorial (just a tad lacking) but very helpful to the spray paint-challenged like me. Good job i_make_stuff!


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    listen, i DO NOT want to be the bad guy, red neck oreo... the tutorial was helpful for people who don't know how paint, All I'm saying is that is would've been even more helpful to show it on a project, because then people could've seen before and after, and how spray painting a project is a good alternative to brush on paint. FOR EXAMPLE the co2 car that i_make_stuff made is pretty dang cool. you are right that the tutorial was lacking, but i_make_stuff had the potential to make a great insrtuctable because the car that was an example of what to do. my gut feeling was i_make_stuff was saying it was for friends because of the cheese's comments about it, thats why i questioned that. I'm sorry that redneckoreo had to take the time to criticize me an my opinions, but i'm keeping them.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    As I don't want to start anything big, the last thing I will say about this is that i_make_things is not wasting space on Instructables. Instructables has a large amount of space, and a lot of Instructables that are either exact duplicates and/or they are pretty bad. I will cease now.