Sorry for the late letter/post this week. I have been traveling quite a bit and I caught a bad cold. Of course, I got paranoid that it might be the dreaded coronavirus but thankfully my symptoms are just runny nose and a grumpy mood. No cough or fever. So it’s all good. I just needed to rest and drink tea.
It did get me thinking about spray painters and the coronavirus. One of the most important things in resisting this virus is to have a strong immune system. If you are painting with lots of solvents, you could be weakening your immunity! That’s why I really want to encourage you, as an artist, to find non-toxic materials.
In the world of spray paint, the two best options that I have found are spray paints with only acetone and spray paints that are water-based. Check your brand’s ingredients and make sure it doesn’t have a mess of other toxic solvents. You can google your brand and it’s ingredients.
There is a website (I have no connection to them) https://www.sprayplanet.com where you can get both water-based spray paint and acetone-based spray paint. If you contact them before buying anything and ask for a wholesale account, you can get incredible prices (Under $5 a can!) if you are willing to buy in bulk. If you have any questions about what to get, you can hit reply and ask me personally.
I’m focusing on water-based spray paint from now on since I have decided to give up using solvents, so there will be lots of cool stuff you can learn if you do decide to go water-based or use airbrush paints for your work. Check out the “This Month’s Videos” above to see the water-based spray paint lessons in action and sign up to learn how to use them!
I hope this inspires and helps you as an artist and a healthy person.
Much love, Alisa