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06-26-2017 02:58 PM

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I often have a problem with spray can finishes. I shake well and when I spray (colors) it sometimes comes out almost like fine sand or granular clumps. These are new cans at normal room temperature. I tried to contact rustoleum but did not receive an answer
Ray

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#1 posted 06-26-2017 03:53 PM

I’ve never experienced that. It’s not one of their textured products, is it? I’m sure you’d know if it was, but I had to ask :)

Was it just one can, or did several behave that way?

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#2 posted 06-26-2017 04:45 PM

Ray,
Are you using that new Rustoluem spray top can? If so…throw it away and get the old can…..I have had terrible luck with it.
Mike

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#3 posted 06-26-2017 04:54 PM

one trick i learned from spraying nitro on guitars, is keep your cans in a bath of hot water. it will increase pressure (and keep it more consistent) as well as improve atomization.

That said i have had problems with rustoleum cans as of late (new spray top and regular ones) and usually go with duplicolor instead. They have nice fan nozzles and do a lot of automotive paint, so good UV inhibitors, good durability and some pretty cool colors.

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#4 posted 06-26-2017 05:46 PM



Ray,
Are you using that new Rustoluem spray top can? If so…throw it away and get the old can…..I have had terrible luck with it.
Mike

- moke

That’s a good point. If you have some spray cans that spray well, maybe you could try using the spray head from one of them on your Rust-Oleum can to see if it helps.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 06-26-2017 05:50 PM

I heard you’re supposed to shake them until the steel ball quits rattling…. :)

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#6 posted 06-27-2017 12:29 AM

Thanks for all your suggestions
Ray

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#7 posted 06-27-2017 12:45 AM



I heard you re supposed to shake them until the steel ball quits rattling…. :)

- jbay

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#8 posted 06-27-2017 12:54 AM

Glad to hear someone else is having a problem with Rust Oleum spray paint also. Came out looking look very fine sand was in the paint. I took the paint back and the guy at the counter had no answer. I asked if the shipment had come on a freezer truck, I know that can produce the same effect on spray cans, but he did not know. Tried a different brand and had no problem.

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#9 posted 06-27-2017 01:01 AM

Different problem bit I’ve bought PB Blaster recently and multiple cans seem to have no propellant. Maybe the gov’ment is changing the rules on the manufacturers and propellant’s are not what as ozone depleting (and actually working) as they once were.

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#10 posted 06-27-2017 03:09 AM

Rustoleum’s newer spray nozzles clog with paint after 1st use. After that most spew and spit or throw terrible spray patters. This has been my fix, immediately after use use brake cleaner and shoot through the nozzle till it comes clear, the use compressed air to clean out the cleaner and let dry.

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