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is $1 paint worth buying?

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maybe on occasion
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why $1 cans really aren't worth buying...

Postby ATMOSTFEAR/MOKA_ONE on Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:28 pm

for those of you who are starting out, or for those of you who are convinced that using the $1 generic spray paint cans is the way to go, keep this in mind:

:!: almost all generic brands of spray paint priced at $1 only have 1/3 of the square footage coverage for the "regular cans" priced closer to $3.

sure it may be slightly cheaper, but you'll end up buying more cans to get the same coverage results from a normal can of rusto or krylon. not to mention you might have to go over the same area multiple times to get the color to look uniform. whether you're just practicing or going out bombing, why carry cans that you'll have to use more of, that will end up empty and rattling around in your bag?

i know there's probably someone bound and determined to argue with me on this, and i know there are SOME EXCEPTIONS. what i'm going off of is personal experience and information from the companies themselves. if you want, put it to the test with various paints. do some research yourself and you might get lucky and find a $1 can that is somewhat worthwhile. great job. on occasion it can be good.

oh yea, and another thing for people starting out. get comfortable with a can of rusto or krylon and when/if you start using great paint like montana and belton you're pieces will look really great. resist the temptation to think that you'll go from a toy to a master from just using expensive paint. you'll just look like a toy who is using nice paint.

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hope that this helps. peace.
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Postby Start Over on Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:06 pm

I'll never stop loving wal-mart silver.
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Postby ATMOSTFEAR/MOKA_ONE on Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:21 am

Start Over wrote:I'll never stop loving wal-mart silver.


yea seriously. the silver and gold is occassionaly the only reason i go to wal-mart.
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Re: why $1 cans really aren't worth buying...

Postby angel on Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:28 am

ATMOSTFEAR/MOKA_ONE wrote:for those of you who are starting out, or for those of you who are convinced that using the $1 generic spray paint cans is the way to go, keep this in mind:

:!: almost all generic brands of spray paint priced at $1 only have 1/3 of the square footage coverage for the "regular cans" priced closer to $3.

sure it may be slightly cheaper, but you'll end up buying more cans to get the same coverage results from a normal can of rusto or krylon. not to mention you might have to go over the same area multiple times to get the color to look uniform. whether you're just practicing or going out bombing, why carry cans that you'll have to use more of, that will end up empty and rattling around in your bag?

i know there's probably someone bound and determined to argue with me on this, and i know there are SOME EXCEPTIONS. what i'm going off of is personal experience and information from the companies themselves. if you want, put it to the test with various paints. do some research yourself and you might get lucky and find a $1 can that is somewhat worthwhile. great job. on occasion it can be good.

oh yea, and another thing for people starting out. get comfortable with a can of rusto or krylon and when/if you start using great paint like montana and belton you're pieces will look really great. resist the temptation to think that you'll go from a toy to a master from just using expensive paint. you'll just look like a toy who is using nice paint.

many props to AP.
hope that this helps. peace.


nice insight..
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Postby Grover on Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:52 pm

Absolutely right, $1 cans are rubbish.

However, I would say get used to ANY can. If you really bomb then you're gonna go on a grand tour of every can that exists, so may as well know $1 cans too. Who knows when someone is gonna hand you one.
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Postby Cose on Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:39 pm

in bombing...
It doesn't matter how expensive the paint is. As long as it covers then it's just as good as the next.
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Postby Duke EeLLington on Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:13 pm

Cose wrote:in bombing...
It doesn't matter how expensive the paint is. As long as it covers then it's just as good as the next.



now this is a perspective you gotta admire!
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Postby OUCHeR! on Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:40 pm

Duke EeLLington wrote:
Cose wrote:in bombing...
It doesn't matter how expensive the paint is. As long as it covers then it's just as good as the next.



now this is a perspective you gotta admire!


not if your paint wont even come out of the cap right and it bubbles on the wall and spurts back in your face causeing you to have to go to the hospital and get treated for gettin paint on your eyes.....true storyy
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Postby Duke EeLLington on Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:17 pm

man, graffiti hated you that day,
no wonder they call you OUCH!

I can feel what you are saying, you definitely get what you pay/rack for.
But if you are bombing, your going for ups.
Its quantity, not quality.
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Postby apex661 on Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:34 pm

YA I FEEL UR WORDS BUT MAN CHEAP BLACK N WHITE PAINT FOR THROWIES IS DA BOMB BUT FOR ANYTHING ELSE I STICK TO BELTON
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Postby (^ ^) on Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:34 pm

well im not abouts to use belton when im out bombing cuz that was money well spent but ill occasionally use the bombers best cuz that sh*t is sex otherwise krylon, rusto and other cheap brands are just for bombin since if its cheap if you buy or you can just rack this sh*t so its basically free paint

the only time i use belton is if i have a color ill never use
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Postby FUNK on Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:05 am

i use cheap paint but i use good paint .

i use all paint.
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Postby OUCHeR! on Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:20 pm

ok ok i have to ask how many people here think that you can only paint with MTN/Belton......?
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Postby narcoze on Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:28 am

OUCHeR! wrote:ok ok i have to ask how many people here think that you can only paint with MTN/Belton......?
that would be kind of sad. I mean its nice to paint with brands like that, but I presonally like to put any kind of paint to good use.
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Postby SCOE on Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:23 am

OUCHeR! wrote:ok ok i have to ask how many people here think that you can only paint with MTN/Belton......?
i would like to paint with only MTN and Belton. sadly you cant rack that and its pricey
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Postby Cose on Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:06 pm

I paint with Ironlak.. It's a lot cheaper than belton.
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Postby late_again on Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:00 pm

i paint manily with krylon but i have recently fallin in love with rusto. in a perfect world i would have like 400 cans of MTN cuzz its my fav. never f*cked with belton so i cant say. i try not to f*ck with doller cans cuzz they are just crappy. poor coverage, poor pressure, and you dont get the same effects with your caps.
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Postby Start Over on Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:11 am

If I'm painting with Wal-Mart cans, I don't even bother taking the stock tips off. There's just something fun about how grimey a stock tip piece with dollar cans looks. Brings back memories of the old 97cents crew in the North Bay Area.
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Postby sonikone on Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:26 pm

walmart silvers are great... the first time i thought they'd be all watery, but no, they actually have some substance.
they work perfectly for bombing. good cover. cheap as hell. = :D
commiting total aerosol blasphemy is a must....
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Postby /// on Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:54 am

Grover wrote:Absolutely right, $1 cans are rubbish.

However, I would say get used to ANY can. If you really bomb then you're gonna go on a grand tour of every can that exists, so may as well know $1 cans too. Who knows when someone is gonna hand you one.
theres a store by my house where you can get "sh*t paint" for MORE THAN MY ALOWANCE ,and its hella easy to rack




there arent many stores that sell that paint in seattle bragmaster oner. I dont care how sh*tty the paint is. you are not badass for bragging. you just sound like a little kid. btw I know where you are talking about and you just blew your spot.
Im not impressed. dont do it again.
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