Any professional painter will tell you that the first key to
a great paint job isn’t shooting the paint, it’s prepping the surface. Paint will not hide blemishes or surface
imperfections, it will highlight them.
Get the pre-paint surfaces as perfect as you can.
A clean, well ventilated environment that is at the correct
temperature is also vital. Dust, pet
hair, and the dreaded "bug tracks" ruin more paint jobs than anything else.
Temperature is also important to make the paint flow on correctly, and if
there is too much humidity in the air your paint can “blush”. The ventilation is very important for your
lungs. Paint contains all manner of
nasty stuff that can seriously screw you up.
We recommend a quality canister style respirator. If you don’t have one, at the very least,
Patience is a critical key also. If you rush, your paint job will tell on
you. Take your time, let paint coats dry
the recommended time between coats. Many
thin layers of paint are far better than a thick coat that can create runs, and
may be prone to cracking or checking as the paint cures.