How to Prime Syringes

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In addition to medical applications, syringes are useful for measuring and mixing small amounts of paint, touching up scratches and applying paint to small, hard-to-reach areas. After filling a syringe with paint or another liquid, you should prime the syringe. Priming a syringe takes only a few seconds and removes air bubbles in the liquid for consistent paint application and accurate measuring.

  • Fill the syringe with the medium of your choice.

  • Hold the syringe with the tip up so air bubbles rise to the top.

  • Gently depress the syringe's plunger to release the air into a small cup.

  • Continue depressing the plunger until a small amount of the liquid medium comes out. You may now use the plunger to apply a consistent stream of paint.

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