Have you ever thought about making art with spray paint? If you have, it's time to get started. Spray paint art doesn't require any specialized training. It just requires spray paint and a desire to create something new. Before you get started with your spray paint art, there are some things you'll need to do. Here are three steps that will get you started in spray paint art.
1. Wear the Proper Safety Gear
When it comes to creating art with spray paint, it's important that you wear the proper safety gear. You'll be working with spray paint, which has very strong fumes that can make you sick. If you're going to be working with spray paint, you'll need to protect your lungs and your eyes. First, you'll need either a respirator or a face mask to protect your lungs from paint fumes. If you choose the face mask, you'll want it to be a latex-free particle mask. This will ensure adequate lung protection without the worry about latex allergies. You'll also need a pair of safety goggles to keep the paint out of your eyes. As an added precaution, it's also a good idea to wear gloves. Spray paint can be difficult to get off your hands.
2. Give Yourself Some Space
If you're going to be creating spray paint art, you'll need to give yourself some space. You can't spray paint in confined spaces, especially if you'll be working with large pieces of poster board or canvas. The best thing to do is clear out a space in your garage for your artwork. You can also rent a small storage unit, but make sure you cover the ground with paint tarps and talk to management before you begin your project.
3. Gather Your Paint Supplies
When you begin with your spray paint art, you'll want to start with a variety of colors. That way, you're not limited in what you can create. You'll also need to collect various household items that you can use to create the designs. Some of the supplies you'll need will be aluminum foil, masking tape, and stencils; handmade or store bought. As you perfect your craft, you'll find use for other household items such as pots, pans, and lids.
Spray paint isn't just for your patio furniture. If you've decided to get started with spray paint art, use the tips provided here to make the most out of your new hobby.