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Section 6: Techniques

APPLICATION TECHNIQUES

TIGHT TEXTURES

Spraying tight or fine textures requires the applicator to spray at higher air pressures.  When starting to apply your texture pass, set the air pressure of the gun to 50-75 PSI.  Stand outside the bed or surface area and on the opposite side of where you are spraying.  Pull the trigger back slowly and mist over the entire area.

Spraying at this pressure atomizes the material as it exits the gun.  It turns the material into tiny drops that build upon one another adding a "dusting" texture.  How much material and how quickly you move the spray pattern over a surface will affect this texture.

Apply until you are out of material or until you have achieved the desired texture.

NOTE: You may want to mix up a small or micro batch of material and practice on a piece of wood or cardboard to get the hang of applications and texture passes.