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Painting security:

When using belton spray paints, we always recommend wearing gloves, a safety mask and goggles. The area surrounding the painted object must be carefully covered and masked.

Painting environment:

In most cases, it is possible to paint indoors and outdoors, subject to the weather conditions, an adequate air supply and health & safety considerations. Therefore, always ensure good ventilation and wear a safety mask when spray painting in closed rooms. Do not spray in windy conditions because this can impact on the spray mist and cause irregularities.

Ambient temperature:

The work temperature should lie between 5 and 35° C, the ideal painting temperature lies between 15 and 25° C. At lower temperatures, the paint dries slower, at higher temperatures more quickly. Likewise, the humidity should not be too high. Dryer air is better suited for painting.

Pre-treatment of the surface:

The painted object should always be clean, dry and free of grease and, if necessary, pre-treated with a suitable cleaning agent. We generally recommend sanding the surface to improve the adhesion of the topcoat. Tip: The higher the number of pores (P) of the sandpaper, the finer the sanding (e.g.: P2000 is finer than P180). Remove the sanding dust after sanding.


Check whether the surface needs to be primed. You will find this information on the respective product pages under the section ‘Paint structure’ or on the label of your belton spray paint.

Spray lock and Valve protection cap

Depending on the spray paint, the spray lock needs to be removed after taking the cap off the can. The spray locks all differ so it is important to refer to the label of the belton spray paint or the respective product page.


The spray can needs to be shaken before painting. The precise time is stated on the spray can label or the respective product page. Always shake for 2 minutes from when you hear the mixing balls.

Test spray:

To check the compatibility of the spray paint and the surface, and also to test the colour, we recommend test spraying first on a separate object or a concealed part of the painted object.

The painting process

Start of painting:

Always start spraying outside the painted object to avoid overcoating and drips on your object.

Paint coat:

Apply the paint in even thin layers. Between every layer, alternate between vertical and horizontal directions to apply the paint across the entire painted object. Pause for 3 to 10 minutes between the layers depending on the spray paint.

Direction of the spray can:

Hold the spray can as vertical as possible because the pressure can decrease depending on the angle of inclination.

Speed and distance:

If the painting speed is too high, spray mist (rough surface) can be created and if the speed is too low, drips will occur. Paint at an even speed with a distance of approx. 15 - 30 cm, depending on the spray paint. The ideal distance is stated on the label or on the respective product page.

Follow-up steps

Spray the valve until empty:

To ensure that the dip tube does not clog up in the spray can, turn the can upside down and press the spray nozzle until no paint, only propellant comes out.

Observe the drying times:

The drying times vary depending on the product, temperature, humidity and layer thickness. There is more precise information on the respective spray can label or on the product page. The following applies in most cases: solvent-based spray paints are dust dry after approx. 20 min., dry-to-touch after 2 hours and completely hardened after approx. 24 hours;
water-based spray paints are dust dry after approx. 45 min., dry-to-touch after 3 hours and completely hardened after approx. 24 hours.

Painting over:

It may be advisable to apply a clearcoat depending on whether or not the painted object is indoors or outdoors, frequently touched or otherwise subject to heavy use. However, not all spray paints can be coated with clearcoats. For more information, please see the respective product detail pages or the belton spray paint label.