Spraying is a good, cheap,
short-term alternative to airbrushing. Although you can't adjust
the airflow, paint color or the amount of paint released, it can
give good results overall if used right. You can probably find
mainstream spray can brands like tamiya in any hobby shop too.
From my experience, these don't really require primers if you
clean the parts thoroughly to get oil and dirt off before you
Before you spray, you should always remember to shake the can so
that the concentration of substances within the liquid is
constant. The metal bearing inside the can should stir the
liquid inside furiously as if you yourself were doing it with a
When you're spraying, the distance between the object and the
spray can nozzle should be about 30cm. Spraying too close can
result in dripping paint and spraying from too far will allow
the paint to blow away or become dry too quickly. Try to apply
the paint in one continuous session as it will leave a constant,
Spray paint should be rendered on the object by gradual
coatings. If you try to paint it all in one go, the object will
end up with dripping paint, which will take much longer to dry
and will leave the drip marks after it's dried.
Remember to wear safety equipment such as proper filtering masks
and safety goggles.