It has taken some getting used to, but I think I have it.
I was working on making a uniform set of tins. Coffee Cans – Illy coffee type (way too nice to waste), but all my attempts led to paint dripping down the side.
First Attempt: Paint the cans traditionally with a brush – didn’t work (I figured the paint would smooth out after a while but it just ran)
Second Attempt: Using a foam brush. Result was the same except with less brush streaks
Third Attempt: Air brush – I cut the paint (regular latex wall paint) half and half with windex for the brush – REALLY RUNNY
Fourth Attempt: I figured it would work if i thickened the paint.. SUCCESS
NOTE: In Chicago they have bans on spray canned paint.. or so I was told.
TIP: To make painting easier (ie turning the tins) turn the open end up over a soft drink or wine bottle.