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Guidelines for preventing caps from clogging
Liquitex Professional Spray Paint is made with artist-quality pigments and is waterbased, making it very low odor compared to high-solvent spray paints. Therefore it should be noted that a waterbased acrylic spray can clog a bit more easily than a high-solvent can when precautions are not taken. Please follow a few simple guidelines to prevent caps from clogging.
- Shake the can very well before use (approximately 2-3 minutes) and continue to shake the can regularly while using.
- When finished working, turn the can upside down and spray until the output runs clear. Then wipe the cap opening and replace the cap.
- When finished with a particular can, it can help to wipe the cap, pull it off, and keep it in a bowl of water until needed again — this does a great job of preventing clogs.
- If your cap is still clogging, you can soak it in warm, soapy water. However please remember that spray caps are not meant to last indefinitely.
- If a cap does clog, do not continue pressing as this will cause a buildup. If this should occur, remove the cap and clear the well underneath the cap with water. Using a fat cap should then clear everything properly.