I love glitter, and was have used the Krylon Glitter Spray in craft projects for over a year now. So when I heard that Krylon was “kicking it up a notch” I was super-anxious to try the Glitter Blast.
According to the website,
Taking glitter to the next dimension. A uniquely intense, sparkling glitter finish so it’s easy to get an irresistible look on almost any surface.
- Adheres well to most surfaces, even plastic
- Formulated to provide full coverage and a truly 3-dimensional look
- Safe for use on StyrofoamÂ®
- Acid-free for scrapbooking
- Dry to Touch
- 20 minutes
- Dry to Handle
- 24 hours
- For use with Wood, Metal, Wicker, Plastic, Glass, Ceramic, Paper, Paper Mache, Styrofoam.
- It also comes in 12 colors, and they strongly recommend using a clear sealant top coat to make sure the glitter doesn’t rub off on your hands.
- So what’s not to love? I started off with a swatch test on paper:
- I sprayed each with a moderate coat:
- As I was spraying the Glitter Blast, there was particles of glitter literally flying through the air!
- (Note to self- you might want to use the spray outside or wear a dust mask.)
- Here’s a shot of the spray box- you can clearly see how glittery everything is!
- So then I decided to try spraying some dried allium blooms with Glitter Blast. I thought they’d be pretty in a vase as a part of my Thanksgiving centerpiece.
- I was half-way through spraying the second bloom when everything came to a screeching halt. The nozzle stuck and it started sputtering and spraying. I tried shaking the can, turning it upside down, even running it under warm water….and still it sputtered and sprayed, discharging binder and propellant.
- It made a HUGE mess- gunk all over my hands, sink, everywhere. I couldn’t stop the spraying, and the whole can was wasted.
- Here’s a quick video I took:
Now, Krylon reached out to her and offered to replace the can, so she is satisfied with that.Â However, between my experience and hers I’d have to say this product isn’t quite ready for prime-time.I love the look and the results, but the problems/frustration with getting started on a project only to get stranded in the middle due to a clogged nozzle would make me avoid using this product in the future- at least until Krylon works out this issue.
Feel free to weigh in if you’ve used this product!
Disclosure: Sample provided for review.
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