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Application tips for Molotow Premium spray paint
How can I avoid adhesion problems with my paint?
  • To avoid liability issues that surface to be painted should be generally dry, clean and free of grease.
  • For difficult substrates such as plastics and Styrofoam, the appropriate primer should always be used.

  • How can I prevent sagging?

    Runs in the paint can be caused by several reasons:

  • To avoid this, you should always make sure that your spray distance to the object is never too close. There should always be at least 5-10 inches with Molotow Premium.

  • Furthermore, the paint should not be applied too thickly in one stroke. Spray several thin layers in strait horizontal lines, slightly overlapping the previous line. Then do the same with a vertical layer. The turning points should be executed outside of the object.

  • Also, check to make sure that all work materials such as spray paint, surface and room temperature have an ideal temperature. This is between 20 and 25 ° C.

  • My paint job has a white haze. What is it and how do I remove it?

  • The whitening of the coat is formed when your surface is painted in too high of humidity. The white veiling can easily be polished out after thorough drying of the paint layer.
  • The optimum temperature is between 20 and 25 ° C in a low humidity.

  • My paint is cracked and peeling off
    If you don't use a primer on plastics, the paint will peel off after the first time the surface is flexed. The paint has no adhesion on its own, so a plastic primer should be used on almost all plastics. Furthermore, cracks are formed when a highly pigmented paint, for example, a primer, a little pigmented coating, such as a top coat, painted in before the base coat was dry.
    Your Paint process should always be as follows: primer - base coat - clear coat. Furthermore, cracks in the paint, can occur when using different brands/types of paint together. It is best to use only the same brand when doing a job. This will reduce the risk of compatibility issues.
    Why is my lacquer finish rough and not shiny?
  • This is from too large of a spraying distance. The paint particles dry in the air and continues onto the surface in rough patches. Remember to use Molotow between 5-10 inches from your surface.
  • Another reason for this is when painting a hot object or the painting in direct sunlight. If there is too much heat, the solvent can not escape to the surface and there are "bubbles", no longer leave the surface shine. This must be avoided by always visiting a site protected from the sun with the ideal processing temperature of about 20 ° to 25 ° C, with a low humidity, for painting.
  • In addition, the shine of the paintwork can be reduced by the dust in the air. Always paint in a dust free environment.
    My paint job has wrinkles like Alligator skin. What is it?
  • The formation of wrinkles is called pulling.
  • If a synthetic lacquer is painted over with a different type of paint or with itself after initial drying, it pulls up and it forms wrinkles. Synthetic resin paints are oxidatively drying paints, ie, the drying takes place under the influence of atmospheric oxygen. It takes about 6 hours, until the top layer of paint dries. After this time, the paint should not be painted over as a new coat of paint and therefore the re-application of solvents swell the lower paint layers.
    My paint layer looks like an Orange peel. Whats up with that?
  • This painting artifact arises from spraying at too large a distance. The paint will partially dry in the air. The hardened paint particles will sit on top of the surface and not blend in as intended. Initially, the surface is rough and dull. After a thicker paint application itself dents, the so-called "orange peel" form.
  • This can be at a constant painting distance of about 15 - 25 cm and avoid Painted tempatures between about 20 to 25.degree.

  • Why is my paint coming out in two different shades?
    There are several reasons:
  • The most likely reason is poor agitation. Frankly my dear, you didn't shake the can long enough. Before you spray be sure to shake the can for at least 2 min from the first sound of the mixing balls moving. This is necessary because the pigments from on the bottom of the can during storage.

  • On the other hand, it may be that the color used does not cover well (like neon colors) and without primer the end result is a distorted tonality.
  • It may also be the painting technique itself. With metallic paints the painting result depends on the spraying distance. Too little spray distance of the shade is too dark. In large spraying distance to the end result is too bright To avoid this, you should first compare test spray and color. The ideal spray distance should be approx 15 - 25 cm are observed.
    Why is my paint job sticky and not drying out?
  • The painting and storage of fresh paint job done at too low temperature. At temperatures below 20 ° C the paint dries more slowly, as the drying of NC-/AC-Lacquers work by evaporation of the solvent. The drying time depends on the temperature. The colder it is, the slower the solvent evaporates.

  • Also, it may be a silicone resin varnish - usually used in heat-resistant coatings. This must be heated slowly so that it dries through.
  •     Application tips for Molotow Premium spray paint