Spray.bike is more a powder than a wet paint, and should be applied different than you would regular hardware store paint. The prep range, finish range and Metal Plating Collection will spray more like a traditional spray paint, whereas the colors necessitate that you apply the product at a very close distance.
Example of proper spray distance and technique for applying colors - spray distance 2-4 inches. You can see that the paint is being applied about 3 inches from the frame in long smooth strokes.
Another example of proper technique when spraying the colored paints.
The Fluro colors are a little tricky to work with due to their high powder content. The biggest mistake people make with them is painting too far away. You want to get nice and close, ~2 inches from the frame. This seems too close, so practice a bit first to get the feel. I suggest, trying to make it drip to see where that point is. If you are getting a rough, orange peel effect, it means the paint is basically drying before it hits the frame. It could be too hot (check website for details) or you are painting too far away. It is important to always spray out first to get a go flow of paint before spraying the frame. For the Fluros we also suggest a white base coat, which primer will provide. Additionally, rubbing the paint down with parchment paper about 20-30 after you paint will help compress the paint.
The Frame Builders Metal Platting Collection is fairly straightforward to use. It is ‘wet’ though, so don’t get too close (spray distance: at least 8 inches) or it will dribble. Because you paint a bit further away, the paint is applied more in little spurts rather than long smooth strokes. We recommend wearing a mask when applying these paints.