Spray paint – it’s come a long way! In the late 1940s Ed Seymour, an Illinois paint salesman, mixed paint and aerosol in a can with a spray head for an easier way to demonstrate his radiator paints. Turns out compressing paint in a can makes for a nice finish! By the 1960s protestors and vandals were spray painting buildings, bridges, railroad and subway cars. Turns out the easy-to-conceal and easy-to-steal spray paint had an imprecise application that suited the rebellious mood of the time. Serious artists took note of the paint-and-brush-in-one medium and paints and spray valves improved. Applications became more precise and spray and graffiti’s outlaw status softened. Now spray paintings and graffiti art sell in the millions. Interested in spray paints – shop with us!