How to Spray Clearcoat Without Orange Peel

By Sarah Coennen
Clear coat comes in two forms, liquid and aerosol spray.

Clear coat is the protective coating placed over paint on various surfaces to protect the paint from the elements. Orange peel is the effect of peeling clear coat when the clear coat is no longer sticking to the surface. The only way to avoid orange peel effects is to make sure that you use the correct application method each time you use aerosol clear coat. There are a few key points to remember when using an aerosol clear coat application instead of liquid clear coat and a paint brush.

Wash the painted surface with a mild solution of liquid dish soap and water. Wipe down the painted surface with a soft cloth and then rinse out the soft cloth. Wipe the surface down with clean water.

Dry the surface as thoroughly as possible with the soft terry cloth.

Set up box fans if the area surrounding the painted surface contains little to no dust, dirt, or other debris that may stick to the surface.

Shake the aerosol can thoroughly for two minutes. Spray the clear coat on to a spare piece of material to make sure the solution is mixed properly.

Spray the clear coat in a slow and steady fashion so that you get smooth and even coverage. Wait five to 10 minutes and repeat.

Apply 4 to 5 coats of clear coat and let the clear coat sit for 24 hours before using the painted surface.