Two contrasting colors work best for misting. You can even use more if you feel like experimenting. I used black and brushed nickel.
What you will learn in this step
- How to enhance the metallic look through misting
- What distance to spray from
What you need to get started
- Two contrasting colors of spray paint
- Your accent paint
- Good lighting
In the video I mist the blaster with a silver spray to give the blaster a metallic-alloy look.
The half I am holding on the right was not misted, and you can see how glossy it looks compared to the left half I misted.
It’s as easy as that! Once you’ve misted the pieces you want, give them an hour or so to air dry.
- Hold the spray paint can at least 16–20 inches away to get a light spray mist
- Use two contrasting colors to create a textured effect (we used black and brushed nickel)
- Misting can reduce the sheen of your paint job while also making it look more metallic
Ultimately, what separates a professional painter from a beginner is their ability to make cheap materials look expensive. Misting is just one of the ways you can create the illusion your blaster is made of a metal alloy, and not cheap plastic.