Spray Application – Textured / Smooth Tips
Whilst you can definitely get great results rolling on Durabak or even brushing it on, the best way to apply it is via a spray gun.
Now although Durabak is not a bedliner sold in an aerosol can, you are able to transfer the contents of the Durabak can into various types of spray guns for a, spray in, perfect finish.
Spraying in bedliner not only looks great, but it's much quicker and physically less strenuous than rolling or brushing on the bedliner paint. We also think it's more fun!
Spraying Durabak is simple, and if you follow the prep guidelines for the material it will never come off!
Spraying Textured Durabak
- We recommend a Shutz undercoating gun or similar.
- Use a 1/4" or up to 3/8" tip
- Thinning is not required, but you can thin with up to 1:10 Xylene
- Spray at 50-60 PSI
- Have plenty of Xylene or Solvide available for clean up, tape up and paper over everything because Durabak does NOT come off easy.
See this finish on the black truck bed below.
There are 2 types of smooth application; thicker applications for full strength protective coating, and shiny/smooth applications for more consumer friendly projects (cars).
Spraying Smooth Durabak - Protective Coating (w/orange peel)
- Use a heavy grade airless coatings gun
- 21.23 thou. tip
- thin up to 1:10 Xylene or Solvide
Spraying Smooth Durabak - Sleek Coating (smooth as possible)
- HVLP gun (e.g. harbor freight)
- 1.4mm nozzle
- 50 PSI
- up to 3:20 Xylene or Solvide
- (For a "Matte" finish, you can 'feather' the last coat at 200PSI for that stealthy look. This is describing the finish on the dark grey Toyota T100 below)
Here's some pro tips from an experienced Durabak Smooth Applicator, Chuck Best. This is describing the work on the olive green Toyota Yaris below.