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This is a spray paint with a matt finish. It is made with next generation modified synthetic resins and has been developed to meet the highest demands from the fine arts market, and is also adaptable to the needs of interior and exterior decoration. Designed and formulated with the highest quality products, with the focus always being on color consistency, fast drying, and without forgetting respect for the user and the environment. Its name is in honor of the year in which the company was founded.
Alien is Montana Colors most experimental initiative due to its exceptional size and manageability, designed for graffiti, sign painting and high precision general decoration thanks to its low pressure and valve. Made from a modified synthetic enamel, with an incredibly fast drying time. Retains its color when exposed to the elements due to the high quality of its components. Gives surfaces an unbeatable glossiness.
Introduced in 1994 by Montana Colors Spain, the MTN Hardcore was the first spray paint in the world to be designed specifically for Graffiti Art. In 18 years it has become the essential classic thanks to its high pressure, good coverage and its pallet of brilliant colors! The new Hardcore 2.0 version has been introduced but keeps the ingredients of success: high pressure valve, synthetic paint formula but it also incorporates the latest technology from Montana Colors. The paint dries instantly and without sagging, strong coverage and performance is unaffected even in very cold weather. The color palette has been completely revised, maintaining 47 shades of the old range plus 45 new colors.
It is moving towards the time of year here in the northern hemisphere when the weather is starting to warm, and that means more opportunity for getting outdoors with spray paint! Whether you are touching up the paint on your porch furniture, giving an art project a finishing touch, or just spray paint curious, you can benefit from knowing a few basics that will save you time, money, and cleanup effort.
Selecting the Paint
Spray paint selection is very similar to regular paint selection. You must choose the paint quality, the color, and the finish type. Spray paint quality ranges from hardware applications to fine art. Higher quality spray paints have better color fidelity, longer life, precision application, and a smoother, more professional-looking finish.
Preparing the Surface
Surface prep is key to successful spray paint application. Clean your surface with mineral spirits or household detergent, and dry thoroughly. Sand wood from a medium to fine grade sandpaper, and clean and dry thoroughly, and remove particles from metal with a wire brush or sandpaper, and use a degreaser to remove oils. Rough up slick surfaces, like plastic, ceramic, or glass for better paint adherence. Use a primer on the surface, especially for metal and wood surfaces, for best color reproduction and paint life.
Set Up Tips
Set up in a very well ventilated area. Lay a drop cloth beneath the project, and create a spray booth around your area for easier clean up. You can use a cardboard box large enough to fit around the project, or build a booth from foam board. Place your project on a piece of cardboard so that you can turn the item as you spray it. It might help to add something nonstick, like tin foil, beneath the rotating cardboard tray.
Tips for Good Application
Shake the can for at least two minutes before first use, and for 10 seconds every minute throughout use. Test the spray on a test surface before applying to your project. Wipe up drips immediately and let dry, gently sand smooth, and clean completely before continuing. Let the project dry thoroughly before finishing it with a sealer.