Application Techniques

3. Application Techniques

Many problems can be avoided by using some common sense in applying the paint. The average stove takes almost 2 cans. Two light coats are better than one heavy coat. The paint is pushed out of the can by the pressure of gas in the can. Caution, this gas is highly flammable, a close relative of natural gas, and should be kept away from any spark or open flame. Use only in a well ventilated area. The can is designed to work at room temperature. If the can is cold from being left in a storeroom or a truck at night, heat it up to 70-80ºF before using. A couple of minutes under hot water faucet will usually do it. Do not get the can hotter than you can hold comfortably. A cold can will sometimes "spit".

There is a marble in the can, which is there to stir up the paint before applying. Unless the paint is stirred by shaking the can thoroughly, the paint will be non-uniform. Shake the can for at least two minutes after you hear the marble rattling around. This will insure a better paint job. This is critical when using some of the lighter colors, especially Almond. The Almond and Sand have more pigment in them than the other colors. If the Almond is not shaken well, there is more pigment and less resin on the surface than intended. This will cause the Almond to peel. The Almond or Sand which has not been shaken well appears flatter in appearance and rougher than the other STOVE BRIGHTâ colors. So, shake Almond and lighter colors, like Sand, for a least two minutes. Paint should be sprayed from about 12 inches; too close and the paint will pool and run – too far and the paint will "dry spray" and appear textured.