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Should You Soak Your Can Of Spray
Paint Before Using It?
Soaking your can of spray paint in warm water before use is a simple yet effective technique to ensure a smoother application and achieve uniform coats.
As demonstrated by TikTok home improvement creator @redeux_style, the method involves submerging the can in water for a few minutes, ensuring the water is warm but not boiling.
This step is crucial for loosening the paint particles inside the can, leading to a smoother mix and preventing common issues like clogged nozzles and uneven layers
of paint.
The hack is especially helpful for cans that have been sitting unused for a while. Remember that soaking complements — but does not replace — the need to shake the can before use.