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Frankg

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I'm in the R & D stages of spray painting and looking for "safer" paints. Has anyone tried this brand of spray paints on their toys?

http://www.dickblick.com/products/liquitex-professional-spray-paint/?clickTracking=true&wmcp=pla&wmcid=items&wmckw=01432-5070&gclid=CNzQ7tnqmMACFSpo7AodYWcATg

The things I like about it is water clean-up and color choices. Little more expensive though.
Looks like their are some good reviews on these.

PS. I should have included the spray paint booth in this section[biggrin]

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I went to the site you listed above, and saw lots of colors for sure, but they only had two in stock.
That would be a little worry some.

I bought a paint at a high end paint store, that had a different name once, but the can, and color ring at the top and spray nozzle was the same, so I will bet they were made by the same company.  High cost like these.

They really did a nice job, and the spray comes out really fine.  Good paint.  Only problem the spray nozzle clogged up on my first test can after only 1/2 a can.
Also they were just to expensive.
We buy our Krylon at Wall Mart for only $3.68 per can.  If you have to use multiple cans on a project, like when we did the whole mini contractors set, it gets to expensive.

Water clean up is nice though.

Tip:  I have always wanted to use a craft acrylic paint to touch up my spray painting when I had a problem, and you can't cover the Krylon spray with the acrylic.
So I started using Craft paint primers and colors in hard to reach places then using the Krylon spray over the whole project.  If the Krylon spray gets on the craft paint, it is not a problem, because it will cover and stick OK.

I will prime the hard to reach places, then spray the rest with the Krylon, then sand the hole thing, then re-prime the same way, then do the same when painting.  If the colors of the craft paint and the Krylon spray are close enough no one will notice.

Photo of yellow bus was painted this way.
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The holes in the top of the bus would not have been to bad to spray paint, but the holes in the bottom would be very hard to paint.  So I did the holes and the inside ring of the bus with craft paints and primer, and did the outside with Krylon.  Then the inside was covered with craft paint varnish, and the outside coated with Krylon Triple Thick Clear Glaze.  Then everything gets a coat of Cynthia's beeswax/mineral oil paste.  My wife could not tell the difference when I showed her.

Just an idea. 


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Ken just a thought I was told if your nozzle clogs up to take it off and put it on a WD40 can and spray. So I tried it on a vanish spray that clogged and it worked a treat, not sure about paint haven't tried it yet. THOUGHT i'd share that one.
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Thanks Roly

I will try that next time.  Seems like a great idea.


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Liquitex

I have had excellent results using the Liquitex Concentrated Brush On Medium Viscosity Acrylic Artist Colours from the 2oz containers.

I have not tried any of their aerosol products, only because of the unit cost.

I think Ken’s post answers it best.

I would suggest going to Liquitex’s web site to get better product information and if you have any questions you can e-mail them directly.

From my experience they do reply promptly and are very supportive.

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are krylon spray paints safe for kids toys? 
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I have been told by those that should be in the know Krylon is now approved for kids toys, once it has fully cured. As I recall the curing time is on the can label.

Thanks for the tip on clogged tips, Rudy, I will be trying that tomorrow morning when I head back to the shop.

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I have always used a method to prevent clogging up paint nozzles. Always has worked for me.  I simply turn can upside down and spray until clear or just gas passes through it.  then turn it back over and put lid on it and put it away till the next use. 
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Thanks for answering my question. This group is amazing! 
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Krylon Paints: 

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