Sure, its done all the time. Just be sure to cover everything where the over spray may end up at. Also be sure to have plenty of fresh air supplied with a window or two being open.
If the spray paint contains lacquer or is flammable, you need to be sure that there is no open flames and that the room in which the spraying is going on is sealed from any forced warm air ducts returns or supplies. Ideally if the paint is flammable, this should be done in an environment that is safe, such as outside or in a garage where there is no open flames or risk of sparks.
Do not forget to wear a mask, eye protection and old clothes.
With the newer sponge rollers however you can make quick work of rolling the metalwork. Spray painting can waste a lot of paint and not turn out quite as nice as you can get using a brush and foam roller.
i like the metallic spray paint. How can I achieve this look with paint and rollers? THANKS WOODBRIDGE!
I worked on some "art" projects with my girls a few weeks ago using spray paints. We were also using metallic paints. To limit the exposure to the fumes etc. we built a simple "spray booth"
In our case we were working with 8 x 10" card stock so Our booth was simply made with a cardboard box. I cut a hole in the back of the box and installed the inlet end of my dust collection hose in my work shop, at about 2300 CFM is did a great job of not allowing the fumes to escape. My dust collector vents to the outdoors. The box like structure also prevents over spray from getting on other stuff.
You could rig up a similar configuration using a shop vac, provided you vent the exhaust outside via a second hose.
I have know of some who have used a cheap disposable furnace filter in such a "box" to reduce the potential of wet paint particles from entering the vac's hose . motor etc.
Home Depot carries a Martha Stewart metalic line that can be applied well with a foam flock roller on wrought iron pickets after the proper prep. There is also another line of metalics that some major paint stores carry called Modern Masters.
I would stay away from the indoor spray idea altogether. It goes where the air goes and it's just too runny.
I sprayed a SMALL amount .. it was wasteful and it smelled BAD! Thank you for the help