Usage, Application & FAQs

Q. What makes Plutonium™ Paint different than other leading aerosol paints?
A. Plutonium™ Paint is a modified automotive acrylic lacquer, not water or oil based.

Q. How is Plutonium™ Paint eco-friendly?
A. With a 70% pigment load and 30% propellant as well as a High Volume Low Pressure delivery system, more paint is hitting the target surface reducing the amount of overspray. Also, our cans are made from tin-free steel, coated on both sides with PET (a polyester polymer). The polymer coating eliminates the need for solvent-based interior lining, thereby significantly reducing any carbon emissions. The finished cans have no welded side seems; this does away with the need for copper and water during manufacturing.

Q. How many square feet does one Can of Plutonium™ Paint cover?
A. One can of Plutonium™ Paint will comfortably cover 20+ sq. feet, depending on the color.

Q. Do you have a Clear Coat?
A. Yes. We currently offer a gloss clear coat. Please ask your local Plutonium™ Paint retailer to order some if it is not currently in stock.

Q. What are Plutonium™ Translucent colors?
A. They are specialty paints that allow the base color to show through the translucent color. They are mostly used for shading or blending colors.

Q. Can I use Plutonium™ Paint on my car or motorcycle?
A. Yes. You can use Plutonium™ on most metal surfaces. Please note: Plutonium™ colors are custom and will not match existing automotive colors. If there is a clear coat on the vehicle, we recommend that it be sanded off and a primer applied. Most paints, including Plutonium™ will not adhere well to a clear coat. Once you have sprayed your color coat, an automotive grade clear coat should be applied to provide a durable finish.

Q. What surfaces do I need to use a primer?
A. We suggest all surfaces be well cleaned and loose paint or material removed. Most raw wood surfaces should be primed for a smooth finish coat. Laminate counter tops and any slick, shiny or smooth surfaces would be best prepared by using a fine wet/dry sandpaper or steel wool.

Q. Can I use ANY brand cap on Plutonium™ cans?
A. We only guarantee the results stated when using Plutonium™ spray caps (Pro- Caps). Other brands should work as long as they are male.

Q. How high of a temperature will Plutonium™ perform in and how cold of temperature?
A. Best results are 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, with low or no humidity. High Humidity speeds the drying of droplets of paint being sprayed. If you are spraying in higher humidity it is best to adjust spray distance to 3″-4″ from target surface.

Q. Will Plutonium™ be adding more colors to the line?
A. Yes. We will be adding Deep Space Gloss (black) and Polar Gloss (white) in 2016.

Q. How long do I need to shake the can for before use?
A. Because Plutonium™ has such a high pigment load, shake the can until the mixing ball rolls freely and then shake again for another minute to obtain a smooth spray finish.

Q. Can I spray Plutonium™ Paint together with other brands on the same project?
A. Yes. Plutonium™ Paint will not crystallize when multiple brands are used together.

Q. What is the best distance to spray target surface?
A. For best results, spray distance should be between 5”- 6”. In higher humidity it is best to adjust spray distance to 3″-4″.

Q. Where is Plutonium™ Paint manufactured?
A. Made in the USA. Born and raised in Detroit. (Manufactured in Menomonee Falls, WI)

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