How to spray paint

Monday, 19 January 2015 3:32:57 PM Australia/Sydney

Aerosol Spray Finishes


Learn how to re-new your outdoor furniture, woodwork and even your barbecue once you know how to spray paint correctly. Not only is spray paint economical, it’s an excellent painting solution for those hard to reach places and odd shapes. Our handy guide will show you how.

Project Steps:

  • Step 1: Surface preparation
  • Step 2: Achieving professional results
  • Step 3: Safety when using spray finishes
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Project Checklist


  • Sandpaper and sanding block
  • Safety goggles
  • Face mask


  • Selected spray finish
  • Sandpaper, sugar soap, paint remover or steel wool for surface preparation
  • A cloth and solvent (such as Mineral Turpentine) for easy clean up
  • Masking tape, newspaper or a drop cloth to protect surrounding areas
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