How to make a refillable spray paint can! –

Step 4

Add curved lines at the top and bottom of the can. Draw the top of the can with a curved line.


Step 3: Make Mixture of Paint and Thinner

You can use oil paints or acrylic paints based on your needs.

For oil paint:

First take required quantity of paint in a cup for mixing.

Add Paint Thinner to paint in the ratio of 3:1 i.e 3 parts of paint and 1 part of paint thinner.(15:5ml)

OR make a mix suitable for you.

For Acrylic Paint:

For acrylic paint follow same steps, but the ratio may be different and water can be used for dilution.

How to Draw a Graffiti Spray Can

So what’s the difference between a regular spray can and a graffiti spray can? It’s all about the attitude.

The structure is the same but there’s a bit more flare with the graffiti cans. 

When sketching out your graffiti spray can drawings, you can make them a bit twisted up. Shorter and wider. Or you can make the edges a little less rounded.

Add your own style and don’t be afraid to experime

Add your own style and don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun.

The Scoville Scale

If you like spicy foods, then you might be familiar with the Scoville scale, which measures the heat index of various peppers based on heat units. The higher the heat unit number, the hotter the pepper is. Here is an example:

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If you are thinking of a pepper spray for self-defense, use a more fiery pepper, such as the habanero or hotter. Cayenne could work as an irritant, but probably not enough to stop the person for very long. So, you would have to be quick in your getaway. The stronger the pepper, the longer it should incapacitate the assailant. And, to add yet another layer to slowing the attacker down, add some black pepper to stimulate coughing.

However, please keep in mind that a pepper spray will have the same effect on an innocent person as it does an assailant. So, be careful where you store the spray, as well as how it’s handled.

For getting rid of the garden nibblers, something as low on the Scoville Scale as the jalapeno could work. You can also combine peppers to make your own strength.

I’m going to make a batch with a mix of cayenne and habanero. I don’t want the heat to be too high, because I will use it primarily to protect the plants. However, with a little bit of added habanero, I will add a little to a smaller spritzer that I can carry for self-protection.

How Does Spray Paint Work?

Spray paint cans typically use aerosol to dispense paint in a fine mist. Other products that use aerosol in a similar way include hairspray, spray deodorant, or insecticides. Aerosol products typically come inside an aluminum or metal can with compressed gas that becomes a vapor when the can's nozzle is opened and the air pressure inside the can is released. Here is an overview of how aerosol cans work, specifically when it comes to spray paint.

  1. The paint and gas are added into the can in liquid form. Inside a spray paint can, liquid paint is mixed with pressurized gas. Inside the can, the compressed gas remains in liquid form when it is at room temperature.
  2. Shaking helps to mix the liquefied gas and paint together. Most spray paint cans also include a ball bearing inside. When you shake up a can of spray paint, the ball bearing rattles around helping to mix the liquefied gas and the liquid paint so that when the nozzle is opened, the gas carries particles of the paint up through the dip tube and out of the nozzle.
  3. Pressure is released when the nozzle is pressed. When you press the nozzle of a spray paint can, it opens the can’s valve system. Some cans have “male” valve systems, meaning that they have a small stem on the valve to attach a “female” nozzle to. Other cans have “female” valve systems, meaning that they do not have a stem, and they must use a “male” nozzle that contains a stem. Pressing the nozzle of the can changes the air pressure inside which causes the liquefied gas to boil and become a vapor. Pressing the nozzle also siphons gas through the nozzle hole, releasing the vaporized paint and creating the “spray” effect.

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Step 1: Requirements

For this DIY Project we need following requirements:

1) Used Pump Spray Deo can

2) Filing Set (Opt)

3) Nail

4) Oil paint

5) Acrylic Paint

6) Paint thinner

7) Syringe

8) Paper Cups

9) Paint Brush

Note: Only Pump Spray Cans can be used, Aerosol cans do not give same results.( coz they have valve)

Graffiti Spray Can Outline

When you have your drawing all sketched out and you like how it looks, go ahead and go over your lines with a black pen or marker. You could also use a different color other than black.

How you outline your spray cans will depend on your personal artistic style. You can make your lines thin, thick, or a combination of the two. If you’re not sure what your style is, you need more practice.

This is the perfect time to make your drawing a bi

This is the perfect time to make your drawing a bit more stylized by adding in some thicker lines.

There are a lot of different types of pens you can use. From really thin to much wider.

Or use a brush pen to get some nice variation to your lines. These take a bit of practice to get used to though. But it’s worth it if you have the time and patience.

Let the ink dry for a few minutes before  cleaning up the pencil lines with an eraser.

Now you’re ready to add some color to your artwork.

Coloring with Markers

When adding color to any graffiti artwork, markers work really well. The colors you get from the markers compliment a graffiti drawing nicely.

Pick out a color palette before laying in your colors. And be sure to layer more than one color for each section to help create some depth. To do this you could use a light and medium green. You could use gray to add shadows. Or, you could use red to create a shadow on green.

Again, this is something that takes some practice to learn how to use colors. And will also depend on your artistic style as well.

We have a full art tutorial on How to Blend Marker

We have a full art tutorial on How to Blend Markers.


  1. naenae says:

    I like it and all but it left out a step.



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