Spray Paint on a Chest of Drawers turning out blotchy


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Old 07-09-14, 02:05 PM
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Spray Paint on a Chest of Drawers turning out blotchy

I spray painted my chest of drawers with Rustoleum 2x Paint and Primer. On the top and sides it is turning out very blotchy. I have followed all the instructions and it still isn't coming out right. Should I top coat it? Will that make it more even or should I continue to spray it until the coverage is even? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 07-09-14, 02:38 PM
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Did you prime the wood first?
 
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Old 07-09-14, 04:50 PM
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No, due to the fact that the paint was paint and primer.
 
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Old 07-09-14, 06:00 PM
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No way would I have ever used a rattle can to try and refinish furniture.
Regular Zinsser 123 primer and enamel paint with a foam roller and a quality sash brush, or a real HVLP sprayer would have been far better.
No such thing as a primer and paint and one over bare wood, despite what the hype says.
DIY's want it fast and easy, no sanding, no proper prep work, no two step process.
Apply many more thin coats with what you started it with and it will even out.
 
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Old 07-09-14, 06:20 PM
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Thanks so much for the advice.
 
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Old 07-10-14, 04:04 AM
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Apply many more thin coats with what you started it with and it will even out.
I agree! sand it first with 180 or 220 grit and remove the dust. It might help if you concentrate on 1 section at a time. The paint in aerosol cans is drastically thinned so it can be propelled out of the can. This makes it harder to apply a heavy wet coat without sagging.
 
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Old 07-10-14, 03:20 PM
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Thanks!!! I'll give this a shot.
 
 

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