– You can practice spray painting with any air compressor.
– If you are a beginner, you can practice with a piece of cardboard or cardboard cut out. Also if you are going to start painting other material (such as glass or other non permanent surfaces) you should get a piece of painter’s tape so that you will not run any risk of contaminating the paint with chemicals.
How deep can I work with the brush?
– To start painting, you will need to have your paint and air compressor well heated. I suggest you start with only the middle section of the hose running off your compressor. To see the paint and air flowing with the air pump going on you can see how the air pump and paint pump move about in the picture above.
When can I expect to see results?
– Generally you should see results around 6-12 weeks after you start painting. Depending on your progress you may see results earlier or later.
– Please note my paint is still pretty dark. I have the air compressor on full power and I can still paint if I wish to. If you have not seen the paint yet, it generally took me 4-6 weeks for the paint to become visible. I only do this for the best results.
Please allow an additional 2-3 weeks for the paint to be fully cured. You may still experience a slight fading. It is better to see some fading than to have a really solid base.
– If you have the same problem as me and paint does not become translucent, you may have a defective air compressor pump. Just read through the info and be sure you are not missing any parts of the air pump.
– Some people have issues with the paint flaking off or getting a very dark finish if they are not careful. The flaking off of some paint is caused by air leaking from the air pump. There are a few things you can do to correct this.
First, remove the air pump. Once you have done that, make sure all air is running through it.
Second, re-air the pump to bring air pressure. It should be like running a hose through a hose. If it is dry you have air flow in the hose. I suggest you check by putting it under the hood of the car. The air should only come from the outside of the car.
If you still have air leaking, re-apply the paint with the tip of the brush pointing in the