How Do Aerosol Cans Work? The Mechanics of Spray Paint
Written by the MasterClass staff
Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 3 min read
Spray paints are typically contained in aerosol cans, which work by transforming liquefied paint and gas into a fine mist. The liquid product inside the can changes to gas when you press the can’s nozzle, releasing air and changing the air pressure inside of the can.