What is the difference between aerosol and spray?

The terms “aerosol” and “spray” are often used interchangeably, but they refer to slightly different aspects of the same product.

An aerosol refers to a type of dispensing system that uses a propellant to release a product—such as paint, insecticide, or deodorant—in the form of a fine mist or spray. In this context, an aerosol can contains both the product (e.g., paint) and a propellant (e.g., compressed gas or liquid) under pressure. When the nozzle is pressed, the propellant forces the product out of the can in a fine spray, allowing for easy and controlled application.

On the other hand, “spray” refers to the method of application rather than the packaging or dispensing system itself. Spray painting, for example, is the process of applying paint using an aerosol can or other spray equipment. It involves atomizing the paint into tiny droplets and dispersing them onto a surface. Spraying can also refer to applying other substances in a similar manner, such as cleaning products or hair sprays, which may or may not be contained in an aerosol can.

In summary, while aerosol specifically refers to the pressurized canister system that dispenses products in a spray form, spray is the action or technique of applying substances in a fine mist or aerosolized form. Both terms are closely related and commonly used in contexts where products are dispensed or applied using a spraying mechanism. Understanding the distinction helps clarify their usage in various applications, from household products to industrial coatings.

 

 

About Aerosol Spray Paints

Aerosol Spray Paints provides 1000s  different aerosol colours, primers and lacquers. What makes us different is that, we can match Car spray paints by registration.

If you haven’t got your colour code we can match it from your registration. “fantastic colour match or your money back”.  If you know your colour code, please enter it the box provided and we will match your colour. Our products are one of the best in the industry and are packed in 400ml aerosol cans.

We are one of the most affordable and low-cost supplier of custom filled  Spray Paint matched Colour by your car registration in the UK & Europe.  If you want to view all our RAL products , click the following link : RAL aerosol spray paint colours.

Our Aerosol Spray Paints are always available in our warehouse and can be ordered directly from our online store. Our products are one of the best in the industry and are packed in 400ml aerosol cans.  All of our spray paints colours are custom mixed in our warehouse by experts using the highest quality Lechler paint colours and binders available on the market.

We are one of the most affordable and low-cost supplier of custom filled Aerosol Spray Paint canisters in the UK & Europe.  If you want to view all our RAL products , click the following link : RAL aerosol spray paint colours.

All our RAL Aerosol Spray Paints are custom mixed in house & sealed into high quality 400ml aerosol cans and you can choose  in your hardness as we provide 1K aerosol Spray paints and 2K Aerosol Spray paints. You can also choose your gloss level which is available in full Gloss, semi-gloss, satin and Matt.

Please note that our RAL Aerosol Spray Paints are custom mixed, this means that the accuracy of the colours should always be checked BEFORE application. Aerosol Spray paints (ASP) has no responsibility for colour differences.
If you know your colour code, please enter it the box provided and we will match your colour. If you haven’t got your colour code we can match it from your registration. “fantastic colour match or your money back”
Our Aerosol colours displayed on this website is for guidance only. This means that the colour shown depends on your monitor settings such as brightness, contrast and resolution. The finished paint colour you receive, it is possible that your paint may not be as exact as depicted on a screen but be assure that we will match your colour code and will send you the best product.
Also note that we don’t sell aerosols to anyone under 16. If you are under 16 years old, we will not be able to sell our product to you as it is a criminal offence to do so.
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