Monday, February 23, 2009

Montana Gold Spray Paint Review by Em Kempf

When I hear the clink of metal to metal while working, I usually drop what I'm doing and make haste to the Montana Gold display rack located near the front of the store. If the metal to metal noise I heard was indeed made by a customer, hovering over the Montana Gold spray paint display, my face lights up and I immediately ask the same question every time "Whatchya doin with that?!"

Some customers are students preparing for a project deadline and they commence to tell me all about their grand schemes and ideas (which I love). Some are home room mom's getting geared up for a massive 3rd grader's art auction. And some customers get nervous and pause a little too long before spitting out some watered down reason for their reason of choice in spray paint. Some of these customers are newbies in the land of art and look at me wide eyed and desperate for a solution to their woes and ask "Will this work on plastic?" "Yes! Yes it will!" I reply with great pride and excitement. "..and metal!" Then I go on to explain that I have painted my entire van with Montana Gold and it has not only stuck tried and true to the sides of my car for over a year now, it has also withheld the pressures of snow, rain, wind, Atlanta pollution and beating sunshine.

Montana Gold just rocks. I've use Montana Gold in set design to get mass ideas & patterns out quick and efficiently with minimum mess. I've used it on postcards, cardboard scrap art, a skateboard, and even a welding helmet!

Alright, let's break it down,

  1. It doesn't drip easily (but if you want drips, they can be achieved...butit's really, really hard).
  2. It's true to the color on the cap and to the sheen (a soft satin usually,unless you have a metallic or a fluorescent).
  3. There are like 72 colors (92?) Whatever, a LOT of color choices.
  4. The paint itself is thick, opaque and gives great coverage.
  5. The cans can last a good while depending on the usage.
  6. There are like 6 cap sizes (which depicts what size line the can nozzlewill spray)
  7. It's super classy.
  1. Take the white cap off and turn can upside down to let black rubber doughnut fall out (This doughnut is simply to keep the can from spraying while not in use).
  2. Shake the can for like 2 minutes (for reals). Even 3!
  3. Spray a little out on test cardboard or paper before attacking your project (sometimes a foamy or powdery substance comes out..just spray 'till it stops, then shake a little more, and your ready!!).
  4. Continue to shake every so often during project just to keep thing fresh.
  5. Wear a freaking mask. And not a hip looking scarf or one of those white dust masks. This isn't a gangster fashion show or just simple particles of dust we are dealing with here people. I don't know about you, but i don't need to be losing no more brain cells thankyouverymuch. So pass them masks!
  6. If you haven't already figured out from above statement, Montana Gold istoxic (as is all spray paint) and ain't for kids. So keep the little ones indoors during spray time. Assuming your spraying outdoors that is, which brings me to tip #7....
  7. Outdoors is best environment when dealing with Montana Gold.
OK guys! go out and spray the world into a better place!!! Spread the LOVE
-emily (em!) kempf

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  1. Em,

    I SOOOOO remember seeing your car last time I was at Binders. I don't come up often as I live 4 hours away.

    Great CAR! You are "living out loud" with that car!

  2. i love montana spray paints and YES shake it shake it shake it! i use it to cover painting mistakes -the coverage is better than even the most opaque acrylic and you get interesting layering effects as well. and its fast.

    great car. ive admired it in the parking lot.

  3. Can these be combined with acrylic? As in can acrylic be painted over it?

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  5. I'm from Athens and ordered my Montana Gold from a place in California. Yeah, I'm ordering from Atlanta from now on.