Do you offer helpful hints for using the Sidewalk Paint Sprayer
We have some tips to help you get the very best results from your Sidewalk Paint Sprayer. Follow the tips below, and if you still have trouble call or email us from our contact us page on Crayola.com! My Sprayer Keeps Clogging: Shake the paint bottle vigorously for 30 to 60 seconds. You should hear the paint become thinner and more fluid. Squeeze paint ONLY through the small opening in the flip top cap. This helps thin the paint and strain clumps. CLEANUP: Rinse cartridge, air tube, and nozzle to prevent dry clumps that can clog sprayer. If the nozzle is removed for cleaning, be sure to replace and screw on until tight. If nozzle is not on tight, it may result in a thinner stream of paint, not the wide mist-like spray shown on packaging. Helpful hints on pressurizing your sprayer: Pump handle 15 to 20 times for effective spray. Screw cartridge on snugly to ensure proper pressurization. Align the small arrow on the cartridge with those on the sprayer for a secure fit. IMPORTANT! Before removing the cartridge, hold the trigger and release any residual air. Remember to pressurize fully. If paint drips when spraying, it needs to be pumped up more. Spray should be mist-like and spray evenly. Spraying Best Practices: Be sure the nozzle is rinsed well with water to ensure that the tiny holes inside the nozzle are clear of paint. Make sure the front orange nozzle is screwed on tight. Spray downward toward the ground to create a continuous spray. Point in the right direction. Cartridge should be facing you. The strap that holds the nozzle onto the sprayer has arrows marking the direction for spraying (facing away from you). De-pressurize fully prior to removing the cartridge by spraying until no air is coming out. Removing without de-pressurising my result in the unit spraying as you unscrew the cartridge. Slowly unscrew the cartridge to release any residual pressure that may be present.
If you like to collect old/vintage CRAYOLA products, you may wish to look at flea markets, auctions, estate sales and garage sales. More information about older products can be found in a published book titled “A Century of Crayola Collectibles — A Price Guide”. This book covers history and products offered through the years. To obtain this book, please visit your local book store. As a further reference, the ISBN is 0−87588−638−8 and the author of the book is Bonnie Rushlow.
If your pet has ingested a Crayola or Silly Putty product, please contact a veterinarian for assistance. All Crayola and Silly Putty products have been evaluated by an independent toxicologist and found to contain no known toxic substances in sufficient quantities to be harmful to the human body, even if ingested or inhaled. In addition, Crayola and Silly Putty art materials carry the Art and Creative Materials Institute’s (ACMI) APPROVED PRODUCT (AP) seal, which indicates these products meet or exceed specific quality standards.
In 1900, prior to the introduction of Crayola Crayons, we produced black marking crayons. Today these are known as Staonal brand Marking Crayons and are used in many industrial settings. These crayons were created with dry carbon black and different waxes. The first box of Crayola Crayons was produced in 1903 as an 8 count box. It sold for a nickel and contained the colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown and black. We provide extensive information about Crayola and our products on our sites. A history timeline can be found on the Crayola.com web site at our history.
In 1903, we introduced the first box of 8 Crayola Crayons and sold them for a nickel. Included were the same 8 colours that are found in an 8‑pack today: red yellow blue green orange brown violet (purple) black.
In 1958 the box of 64 CRAYOLA Crayons was introduced. It was the first package to include a built-in sharpener design. We continue to manufacture this package design today in the 64 and 96 count Crayola Crayon package.
In 1993 we conducted a poll to find out the most popular colours in America. Blue was voted the most popular CRAYOLA Crayon colour. Rounding the top ten were red, violet, green, carnation pink, black, turquoise blue, blue green, periwinkle and magenta. In 2000, we did another Crayola Colour Census, and blue again reigns as number one!