In today’s blog, we will be attempting to answer the following question ‘what spray paint is best for graffiti’. Now, the answer to this question is not straight forward and does entirely depend on what you are trying to achieve as a graffiti artist. Different brands pose different opportunities, so it is important to carefully plan and think about what spray paint is best for your next project. We would like to stress that there are other brands out there and this list is subjective, however, we feel that some names on this list should most certainly be on your colour pallet to achieve a stunning design.
Montana Cans have been around for 25 years and have revolutionised the world of graffiti and consequently aerosol spray cans. The high quality paint has enabled graffiti artists to express their creativity at an affordable cost. They have focussed their efforts over the years to improve the quality of their products to make them less harmful to the environment and our health whilst maintaining and improving its professional flare. The Montana Gold is the newest spray can available and allows you to execute precision and control, being able to rapidly dry and provide a matte finish to your design you can be proud of. We highly recommend this brand and its product range of graffiti spray paint for new and professional artists.
Since 1999 Molotow Premium has piqued the graffiti world’s interest, providing spray paint for artists by artists. The quality of the paint is incredible, and it enables users to create a professional design from piecing to flare tags; the performance is impressive to watch. The paint can dry quickly in most temperatures and with the added pressure in the cans, the paint can last much longer, as well as create sharp or bold lines from the different sizes of caps that can be applied. Its colour range is vast. With over 250 different shades of eye catching colours, it provides a large spectrum of boundless opportunity for anyone to experience.
Loop Colors have been established in the marketplace for 30 years and have built up solid experience of formulating and producing graffiti paint. Their Sweet pressure cans provide a higher and faster output delivering sharp crisp lines and a professional touch. The exceptional quality of the paint enables you to achieve high coverage and a great look in a small amount of time. The paint is also able to dry quickly and with its fast adherence, the dips are minimal. It is such a versatile paint it enables you to achieve a number of stunning designs and not have any issues in different climates.
From the Montana Cans range, we feel that the Montana Black has it all, proficiency, delivery, quality and execution. A high pressure Nitro Combination based formula that comes in 187 powerful matte finish colours which can be applied to any type of surface. The paint provides you with perfect control and handling allowing you to deliver the ultimate design for street art and graffiti artists. The short and rapid drying time prevents the paint from dripping and enables you to overlap with other colours. The Montana Black is also weather and winter proof so you can express your creativity any time of the year.
Loop White LP-100
The Loop White LP-100 from Loop Colors is one of the best white spray paints available on the market that delivers high coverage. The impressive quality of the paint has enabled graffiti artists to achieve fine art pieces for indoor and outdoor applications, providing consistency in both colour and performance. Its ability to rapidly dry in different climates whilst concerning the environment and our health has firmly placed this paint as a staple for a graffiti artist pallet.
Molotow Burner- Chrome
The Molotow Burner- Chrome is an unmatched chrome paint that provides a long lasting ultra-high gloss finish that delivers great coverage and performance in all different types of weather. It is one of the original spray cans without mixing balls to hit the market. The paint is one of the best performing matt finishes and leaves a pleasant spray pattern for an amazing effect on your art. All burner cans come with Flowmaster-valve™ and FatCap – available in chrome, gold and silver.
Best Practices When Spray Painting
Making sure you execute your artwork with precision and careful planning will separate your professional piece from others. Taking some time before you start to ensure these simple practices are in place will do wonders for your graffiti art as well as safeguarding your health.
- Start with a Clean Dry Surface
Make sure that your canvas is clean before you start. When working with a variety of surfaces it can be easy to overlook what could interfere with the quality of your paint. Take time to remove rust or dirt from surfaces before you commence.
Take a look at what paint you will be working with prior will help you decide where and when to start painting. Some spray paints as discussed are only suitable for certain weather conditions so always plan before executing.
Always ensure you have sufficient ventilation when working with spray paint, especially when working indoors. Look to open windows and doors before starting and consider if you need a fan to improve airflow circulation.
- Avoid Rushing
Do not rush your art piece. Take the time to apply thin, multiple coats, using an even side-to-side motion technique as opposed to just using one thick coat which reflects both quality and skill in your work.
There are a variety of different brands out there that are of high quality but the best paint does entirely depend on what you as an artist want to create. From this list three brands, in particular, stand out the most to us, that is Montana, Molowtow and Loop Colors. They have been able to impress graffiti artists across the world with their extensive colour range and performance. They are decently priced when you compare it to the high quality of the product and are big names in the market for good reason.