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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

General Spray Techniques

General Spray Techniques from
Use at room temperature.  All adhesives work best at room temperature (60°-80°).

Use only in a well-ventilated area.

Make sure surfaces are free of dirt, grease and moisture.

Shake can well before use.

Keep steady. A light but thorough coating of spray adhesive works best and two coats are much better than one heavy coat.
Keep your distance. Hold the can upright about 6" to 8" from the surface while spraying. Spraying too closely can wet the surface and cause puddling, which can extend drying times, weaken the bond, and affect the look of the finished project.
Protect from overspray. Just use a cardboard box, mask off surfaces with tape or paper, or cover the work surface with newspaper or other disposable material.

Save the nozzles. Nozzles on spray adhesives can get clogged.  Soaking clogged nozzles in turpentine or mineral spirits to loosen the adhesive. Also, save good nozzles from empty cans to use as replacements.

Avoid bubbles. A good way to help eliminate trapped bubbles when using spray adhesive to glue surfaces is to apply pressure starting from the center of the  material and then carefully working outward.

Purge the can.
To extend the life of the can of spray adhesive, turn it upside down when the project is complete. Spray into a safe location (like an empty box) until the glue stops coming out.

1 comment:

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