I don't use spray paint as often as I used to. Back when I started in on this design journey I thought spray paint was the best way to paint anything and everything. I have definitely learned that is not the case! Nevertheless, I still use spray paint and when I do I've found a new tool I like to utilize.
Probably the worst thing about spray paints are the fumes it creates. Sorry to say, I can't help with that today. :( But I can help with the second main problem that arises when using spray paint- arthritis fingers. You know how it feels when you've been spraying something for so long, you start trying to utilize your thumb or your left hand because your fingers feel like they're about to fall off?
Well, about a year ago I found a tool that totally solves this problem. . .
This little contraption is a topper you put on your spray paint can. It allows you to use your whole hand to pull a trigger and release the paint! When I spotted it on a shelf, I figured I had to try it. . . especially since it was only $3.
They had a more fancy option (below) for $7, but I decided to give the $3 version a shot first.
The good news is the topper slides on spray paint cans easily and produces a lovely finish. It gives you better coverage too. I find it's much easier to avoid that splotchy look when I use the topper.
Now probably the only down side is that the topper seems to make paint drip from the can every once in a while. In order to remedy this, we wrap a cloth around the top edge of the can and secure it with tape. Classy, I know. Maybe the $7 version keeps the drips at bay?
Even with the occasional drip issues, we still feel like this $3 tool is well worth the money and fingers saved! :) We found ours at Home Depot but almost every store that has a paint section has some version of this tool now.
Has anyone found a version/brand that they love, maybe one without drippage issues? If so, we'd love to know about it!
Have a great weekend and we'll see you back here on Monday!