Valspar, the spray paint line from Lowes has been updating their product line. They started with updating to a larger “spray actuator”. For those of us not in the spray paint industry that is the button you push to make the paint spray out.
Then they added a bunch of yummy colors to the line. Tons of colors I want to try.
But on my last trip to Lowe’s this is what I found locked behind the screen doors.
Lowe’s has rolled out a new spray can.
You can see the old style in this picture below.
Here is a close up of the new can.
The color cap doesn’t come off like the old spray cans, this is good I thought, I have trouble getting those caps off and so I usually just recycle them. And then when it is time to find the spray color I want I have to put my readers on so I read the color.
You just turn the colored lid to open the can.
So I picked my colors and home I went.
Gloss black for this project and a warm gold for another project. I spread out my drop cloth and went to work.
The first thing I noticed was that there was no way to attach either of my spray paint triggers. And after a few moments of spraying I realized what a big problem that was going to be, my hand started cramping. Oh no! Not good, spray painting is supposed to be fun not painful. According to the new can designer the button uses 35% less pressure but I found it very awkward.
As soon as I use up the black (can’t waste spray paint) I am going to try to take off the color lid and see if I can attach my trigger. If not I hope someone designs a comfort trigger for these new can soon.
You don’t know what the item I painted with the glossy black is? You will never believe it so you better check back tomorrow. If you have a guess I would love read it.
Thanks for reading,