Cannot get ball to rattle in spray paint can

brockrwood

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Ok, this is frustrating. I have a brand new can of white, primer spray paint. I have warmed it up in hot tap water for 15 minutes.

I cannot get the ball to rattle to save my life.

Any suggestions?

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Any spray paint can with pigment has to have a ball, right?
 
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These are about $5.50 each at Home Depot. I would like a new can. That is the cost of a Big Mac.

(Or maybe not, after inflation.)

It's also the cost of a gallon of gas these days . How far away is your HD? Try leaving the can upsidedown for a while .
 

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They put all kinds of metal objects in those cans. It may just been missed if the something backed up and you could shake your head off and never hear a rattle. Best thing to do is shake it for a few minutes and try spraying on a test object. If it spits, it's bad. If it sprays and covers evenly, use it up.
 

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Ok, this is frustrating. I have a brand new can of white, primer spray paint. I have warmed it up in hot tap water for 15 minutes.

I cannot get the ball to rattle to save my life.

Any suggestions?

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Any spray paint can with pigment has to have a ball, right?
Rust-oleum product support informed me that a couple of their products do NOT have shaker balls (marbles). There one I called about is 224284 a clear acrylic rust inhibitor for spraying told for example. They mentioned there are others.

While this doesn't apply to your situation, I thought I should mention it.
 

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I'll mention it since I didn't see it mentioned previously. I take the can and hit the bottom of the can on the sole of my shoe... in my experience this dislodges the ball better than other methods. Rarely do I get a can that won't rattle after a good whack on the shoe. Also, I do the same at the store...I won't leave a store with the product unless I get a good rattle out of the can. Store security hasn't stopped me yet! ;)
 

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Ok, this is frustrating. I have a brand new can of white, primer spray paint. I have warmed it up in hot tap water for 15 minutes.

I cannot get the ball to rattle to save my life.

Any suggestions?

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Any spray paint can with pigment has to have a ball, right?

Did it rattle when you bought it? If you're not sure, sometimes the machine misses dropping a marble in the can.
 

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I bet you'll check all the cans at the store from now on. ;)

I instinctually do this every time I have a rattle can in my hands!

+1 for a reciprocating saw shaker. Works really well - even on very old paint cans - really gets the old balls rattling! :p
 

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