I like sparkle. My daughter calls me the glitter queen. I like jewelry that glitters and glitzy clothes. It just suits my personality. There is little dull and drab about me.
I also like using sparkle around my home. A touch of glitter here and there can be good for the soul.
One of the ways I love using glitter is on greenery and flowers used for home decor. When I need just the right amount of sparkle, not too much or too little, I turn to Krylon Glitter Spray.
Krylon Glitter provides a shimmering finish that catches the light without leaving glitter coated on everything around it. It is easy to use and relatively clean.
I particularly like this brand because it is acid-free, which means I can even use it on paper and other delicate fabrics and materials.
The non-clog can is another bonus. Because the glitter is very fine, it doesn’t cause clogs that can result in wasted product.
Krylon Glitter Spray can be used on ceramic, fabric, foam, glass, metal, paper mache, plaster, plastic, silk, wicker, wood, and more. One 4-oz can will cover an area equal to 5 square feet.
For best adhesion in some instances, it may be necessary to scrape or sand surfaces before applying Krylon Glitter Spray. At the very least, it is important to remove dirt, grease, loose paint, oil and rust.
To use the spray, begin by shaking the can vigorously to mix the ingredients and move the glitter from the bottom of the can, distributing it throughout the mixture. Next, test spray a hidden surface of the object to be covered to make sure the glitter adheres as desired.
Hold the can about 12″ away from the surface to be sprayed. Remember, the coat will work better if it is light and not heavily applied.
Apply the glitter in a sweeping motion from side to side or up and down, rather than in a circular pattern. Use multiple, thin coats instead of one or more heavy coats. The effect will be more ethereal in nature.
Let the spray dry thoroughly before moving the object sprayed. Depending upon the temperature and humidity of the environment, this could take anywhere from about 30 minutes to two hours. In any case, do not handle until completely dry.
You can re-coat the object anytime you desire following the same instructions outlined above. You can even mix colors of glitter if you so desire.
There are some precautions to take when using Krylon Glitter Spray. These include the following:
Wear eye protection when using this product.
Use the product in a well-ventilated area only.
Clear the spray nozzle after each use.
Wash hands after each use to prevent transfer of glitter into open wounds or the eyes or mouth.
Keep the spray away from heat sources.
Do not use the spray when humidity is above 75%.
Do not store the spray in temperatures above 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do not discard the can in a trash compactor.
Do not discard the can in fire.
Be aware that spray vapors can build up in the area where the spray is used and become flammable.
Do not smoke near the site where the spray was used.
Store the spray in a cool, dark location in upright position.
This spray, along with others of its kind, can cause brain or nervous system damage if inhaled in large quantities. It may also cause minor skin, eye, mouth, nose or throat irritation in some individuals. Avoid continuous inhalation of this product to prevent such irritation.
Report to an ER facility if the spray causes eye, ears, nose or throat irritation or headaches, dizziness or loss of consciousness. If the spray gets in the eyes, rinse them immediately with cool water for at least several minutes. If it irritates the skin, rinse the spray away with soap and water as quickly as possible.
This spray may contain ingredients that cause cancer in infants and small children and should, therefore, never be used in their presence. Women who are pregnant should also avoid inhaling this spray since some of its contents are known to cause birth defects.
While I love using this spray, I cannot recommend it without the appropriate protective fear. I use goggles to protect my eyes, a mask to prevent inhalation and gloves to prevent immediate skin contact.
While this glitter spray is excellent, please take the adequate precautions when using it.