How to Spray Clear Coat on Plastic


Clear coat seals and protects paint on plastic, metal and wood. There are several brands and varieties of clear coat on the market today and one of those varieties is a spray. The spray version of clear coat is an aerosol can spray that can be used to create an even coat on a variety of materials without using brushes and without the hassle of a messy cleanup. Using this type of clear coat is not difficult at all as long as you know exactly how to do it.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish detergent
  • Towel
  • Painters plastic
  • Wash the plastic item with dish detergent and clean warm water. Towel dry.

  • Lay out the painter's plastic on the floor.

  • Place the plastic item onto the painter's plastic.

  • Shake up the can of spray-on clear coat and remove the lid.

  • Spray the plastic starting at the top from left to right slowly, holding the can 8 to 12 inches from the plastic.

  • Repeat four more times allowing five to 10 minutes between coatings.

  • Allow the clear coat to dry overnight.

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