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How to stop the drips?

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Jank, Mar 15, 2005.

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  1. Jank

    Jank Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 15, 2005 Messages: 207 Likes Received: 0
    Without trying to sound too much like some shit toy little kid, when ur piecin, how do u completely stop the paint dripping? That is my one biggest problem. Also how do u blen from one colour to another?
  2. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Use better quality paint,.

    If you are using said type of paint,
    dont use fat caps for details, or if you are doing tags dont hold the fat cap too close to the surface.

    whatever you are doing, dont spray the same area for too long.

    and as for blending colors and fades and shit, its all in the wrist.
  3. haunts

    haunts Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2004 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 0
    when your fading colors together make sure you use the overspray feature as well. pay attention to where the overspray is falling on the color your fading into and use it to your advantage.
    try turning your can upside down and release the pressure until you can actually hear the change before you try to outline.
    experiment with different speeds at different distances on scrap whatever and see whats most comfortable to you.
  4. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    To prevent paint from dripping, it depends on how far you have the can from the surface, what cap you use, what brand of paint you use, can control, and how quick you are at moving your hand.

    When you blend, take advantage using either the stock tip or new york thins. Hold the can from a distance as if you're spraying a mist.

    Most importantly, use the search function.
  5. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    Im sorry but "what brand of paint your using" really doesnt affect your ability to prevent drips.

    Using 98 cent quickshot cans in 14 degree weather you can still prevent drips.
  6. yeaaaah baby

    yeaaaah baby Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2004 Messages: 3,366 Likes Received: 150
    rack your can control off bombingscience.com shits madd dope yo! you'll be painting like a king in no time.
  7. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    But apparently since hes asking such questions on a basic topic that most writers know already about, im going to assume he doesnt have the control yet to the point where he can control shit cans. I know it took me a while before i could control them watery shits.
  8. caffeine

    caffeine Member

    Joined: Mar 6, 2005 Messages: 503 Likes Received: 0
    I say start off with Krylon. Decent paint that doest drip as much as the cheaper watery paints (Some colors better than others). Anyway just make sure you dont hold the can in one place too long, thats basically the main thing. You can spray lines with your knuckles rubbing against the wall if you want without getting drips...it all about can control. As for fades, just hold the can farther from the wall till you get the desired effect. Doing fades in smaller areas takes alittle more technique and experience though.

    Just paint more.
  9. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623

    i am really wanting to close this thread because these questins are so basic.
    this is gonna get moved into tips for writers just beginning..
  10. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67

    Thats the only way anyone gets better.... If you wonna stop some drips, even when you use better paint and materials.. You can always try just blowin the paint back up when it starts comin down the wall you know... But just practice... Good luck...
  11. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    unlike symbols, i will close this.

    you want to paint without drips? think of general physics then practice.
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