I was so excited when I ran across this product! I couldn't wait to get started! In fact, my daughter is going as Tinker Bell for Halloween and the Citrus Dream was perfect for Tinker Bell shoes. I purchased a pair of white ballet flats at Meijer on clearance. I wiped them down with lacquer thinner to remove any gloss from the vinyl so the paint would adhere better. Once they were dry, I taped off the rubber sole with painters tape and filled the inside of the shoe with white tissue paper to keep the paint out of the inside. I followed the manufacturers instructions (shaking, distance, etc) and began painting. It took 2 coats, but the result was EXACTLY what I had imagined.
Sparkling Tinker Bell Shoes!
Here they are completed before I added the "Tink Pom Pom"....
PERFECTLY SPARKLING GREEN and no flaking.
So....I had ALL KINDS of projects running through my head for Christmas! Here's were the excitement turns to major DISAPPOINTMENT!
I purchased silver, gold and bronze. Planning to paint some more luminary jars with a Christmas theme to sell at our shop. I'm pretty sure this project will not get completed...at least NOT with this product.
I headed to the garage to spray my jars while my daughter was napping and other projects were drying. OH the mess that I was to encounter. If I had only known.
I started spraying the 1st jar. I am only half way around and the paint can clogs. GREAT! So I attempt to push the button down, but it is all the way down and stuck. So I pick at the whole with my finger nail ( because the can says to DO NOT stick pin in opening) where the glitter is suppose to come out and all that is coming out is the glue base, but no glitter.
So I twisted the nozzle around hoping that would help. No luck.
I turn the can upside down, hoping that would stop the glue base and gas from coming out, but no luck with this either.
Let me remind you the button is stuck in the DOWN position. There is no room to push it down any further. So I go against my better judgement AND the cans instructions and pull the nozzle off!
THIS WAS NOT A GOOD MOVE!!!!
The can SPECIFICALLY says not to pull the nozzle off (I should have listened), but what was left? Well let me tell you...this was NOT the way to go. Much like the 4th of July fountains that pour out beautiful displays of light....well this was GLITTER....and it was going EVERYWHERE!
So...since nothing was close to me to put over the top, I put my hand over it (yes I tried to put the nozzle back on and it would not go on).
So I sat there....hand over the can, freezing glitter paint is covering my hand....I sat there until it ran out of gas.
I had ONE PRETTY HAND.
I would have photographed it, but it was too sticky to touch the camera and the other one had some on it too, just not as much!
My hand resembled Michael Jackson's glove from the 80's! Now....how to get it off. First instinct is soap and water! Wrong! That just made it stick even more. So I went back to the can for clean up instructions....Lacquer Thinner. Thankfully I had some. I wasn't really sure what it would do to my skin, but I had to get the glitter off! My daughter had dance class that night and I couldn't go with my Michael Jackson hand? The lacquer thinner did take the glitter off, but left my hand red, irritated and very dry!
Now what to do with the can? I wrapped the can in a plastic bag and planned to exchange it for another one. Because there was something wrong with that can... Right? Or was there?
Day 2. My daughter is napping again. The salt dough ornaments are baking in the oven! Time to spray some jars! I pulled out the silver to finish spraying the one I started yesterday. Shook the can for 2 minutes like it says (I even set a timer because I DIDN'T want a repeat of yesterday). Took the lid off and sprayed. SUCCESS! One jar completed.
Now...on to the gold. Shake for 2 minutes, remove lid and begin spraying. I'm half way around the jar and the can clogs AGAIN! Well....I go through the entire process as I did before...except I DID NOT pull the nozzle off this time. I put the can outside my garage and called Krylon. Their answer...."I'm sorry, sometimes that happens, if you would like to mail the product back with the receipt we will be happy to refund your money". I don't want a refund...I wanted the product work! So I asked if they had any suggestions on how to fix the issue. "NO, sometimes that just happens...again we can give you your money back".
Well that doesn't help finish my project nor does it fix the huge disappointment I was left with. I was once filled with joy about the product and now I was greatly disappointed and left with one very dry irritated hand!
So here I am writing this blog...which I plan to send to Krylon
Krylon...I am disappointed in your customer service line and response. I can't be the only one out there with this issue. Am I? Has anyone else experienced this? If I am....please tell me what I am doing wrong. If I am not, Krylon shame on you for not having a better answer! Not to mention my hand is REALLY dry from 2 days of a Lacquer Thinner manicure.