Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Friday (Wednesday...) Tip

Well, I've been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes sort of work lately, but I did finally manage to create a tip, so I thought I'd post it early. :-D A big part of proper prepping is the primer spray technique. Above is a short video to demonstrate.

It is important to shake the can for the full 1-2 minutes it (usually) recommends. This ensures the paint is completely mixed and sprays on evenly. Before spraying the horse, shoot a bit of paint out of the can first. This gets rid of any old paint that might not go on quite as nice as the fresh stuff in the can. Then it's all about the technique!

Spray in a back and forth swiping motion, releasing the trigger each time you come to the end of a swipe, and pressing it back down just before the spray is aimed at the horse. It takes a little practice to get the timing down right, but eventually it will become second nature.

Not releasing the trigger can cause the paint to be too thick in the places where the spray stroke reverses. Be sure to avoid spraying too much on a horse at once. You can always go back in and spray more, but over doing it will fill in details and can even cause runs - yikes!

1 comment:

Fitnurs2 said...

Is there a particular brand of primer you recommend?