Spray Paint in Any Color
Spray paint is an extremely convenient way to achieve a professional spray smooth finish without needing, or cleaning, spray equipment. MyPerfectColor makes spray paint in any color - and any sheen, so now you don't need to settle for the small selection typically available at the store. MyPerfectColor offers you the freedom to use exactly the right color for your project. All spray paint is custom made to order - with no minimum order quantity
MyPerfectColor offers the largest selection of colors anywhere including difficult to match industry standard colors such as Pantone, RAL, Federal Standard and Munsell, matches of many powder coats including Tiger Drylac and IFS Coatings as well as matches of any major paint brands including Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Behr and much more.
Search by Color Code or Name - Use this Search Box (or the one at the top of every page) to find a specific color:
How Does Spray Paint Work?
Spray paint is a very convenient way to paint. It enables a very smooth finish without the need to own - or clean - expensive spray equipment. Spray paint is also a fantastic way to cover hard to paint surfaces like railings, hard to reach places, wicker and other intricate surfaces.
The paint is forced through a spray tip (actuator) that atomizes the paint into a fine mist as it is forced through the tip. The mist settles onto the surface as small drops which coalesce into a smooth coating as it dries.
But how does spray paint work? We all know what a spray paint can looks like, but beyond the cylindrical can and the depressable nozzle, what is happening inside a can of aerosol spray paint to make it work?
An aerosol can of spray paint has several components:
- Actuator (aka nozzle or tip)
- Spray can - usually tin or steel
- Actuated valve
- Shaker ball (usually glass)
The paint used in spray paint is usually a fast-drying paint that atomizes well. Most common types of paint used in spray applications are lacquer or acrylic enamels which air dry (single component) as well as two-component paint such as urethane or epoxy that starts to dry when mixed together. This article covers the single-component air dry types of spray paint.
The solvent is usually a blend of materials to reduce the paint to its optimal viscosity for spraying. If the paint is too thick it won’t atomize or spray well.
The propellant is usually a compressed gas that stays liquid while under pressure in the can. The most common propellants are hydrocarbons like propane.
The spray can, while held upright, will have the paint at the bottom of the can where it can enter the bottom of the tube. The propellant and solvent, in liquid form, mix with the paint. To the extent there is room in the can, the propellant turns to gas and maintains the pressure. Once the nozzle is depressed and opens the valve, the paint is then pushed up the tube and out the nozzle. As the material leaves the can the pressure is reduced allowing more liquid propellant to change to gas, thus maintaining the pressure and pushing more paint out of the can.
This explains why spray paint only works when held upright. If the paint isn’t at the bottom of the can where the tube is, then the paint doesn’t get pushed out. If you depress the tip while holding the spray paint can upside down, you’ll get a little paint since some is already in the tube, but once that is gone only gas will come out. The liquid is at the other end of the can away from the tip. (Tip: Whenever you are done spray painting you should always spray the can upside down for a few seconds because it clears any paint out of the tube so it remains clear for the next time you want to use it. Otherwise that paint can dry in the tube and permanently clog the can.)
Please contact us with questions about spray paint, touch up paint or any other questions you may have.
What Are the Perks of Using Spray Paint?
Spray paint is a very flexible form of paint application. It can be used on a multitude of surfaces, all the way from arts and crafts to architectural design. If you can name it, you can probably spray paint it given the correct preparation measures!
There are many types of spray paints, and we don’t just mean color, but also the composition of the paint itself. MyPerfectColor uses an acrylic enamel solution, which allows for a fast-drying and durable coat for each paint project.
Spray paint is very stylistic. There are multiple ways to finish a project with spray paint, e.g. ultra flat, low lustre, high gloss, satin, etc. There are a wide variety of sheens that spray painting focuses on, and MyPerfectColor can match a color you need in a sheen of your liking. This allows for the rapid and thorough qualities of spray paint to now be accessible in any color and finish imaginable.
Working with spray paint is a significantly faster form of painting than almost any other method. It dries much faster than most other paints, with the Hedrix brand spray paint that MyPerfectColor uses consistently taking 15-20 minutes to become dry to touch, and will generally be tack free around the 30 minute mark. Dry-through times may vary depending on heat, humidity, and several other factors, though they typically don’t exceed 8 hours.
What Surfaces Will Spray Paint Work On?
Knowing if a product is going to meet the needs of a project is important, and many may be curious as to whether or not spray paint can meet those demands. The surfaces spray paint can be used on, or if something needs to be done before a project can be safely spray painted are some things to take into consideration.
Understand that spray paint can be used in almost any situation, however, there may be preparations regarding the project, or aspects that need to be tended to prior to painting. Some of these situations include:
- Project/object in not smooth or is unlevel
- Surface is not clean
- Lack of a prime coat (the project has not had a priming spray paint coat applied)
The surface should be level and not have any undesired bumps or rigid formations, as the paint coats may end up having uneven color distribution. To correct these areas, use fine grain sandpaper to thin down these sections and smooth them out.
If the object is dirty or even has just a bit of dust after sanding down the object, make sure to clean it. Having grime caught under the surface of the spray paint will leave somewhat rigid areas that will be a hassle to try to mend later, and may also ruin the paint coat in trying to do so. Use the correct cleaning tools for the substance of each project. For glass, ceramics, plastics, and wood, use a tack cloth to clear dust. For metals, use a degreaser or denatured alcohol. If the surface is lacking a prime coat, go over every segment thoroughly with a primer spray paint. There are several types of primers that describe what they are specified for, but generally primers are used to smooth out a surface. Some are designed to fill pockmarks and scratches in a material. Primers can also be sanded down to work out any remaining rigid areas if necessary.
MyPerfectColor’s Hedrix brand spray paint will adhere well to most surfaces, including plastics, primed/painted wood, metals, and powder-coatings.