Graffiti has influenced our pop culture for decades, from music, film and television to fine art and clothing. It’s easy to lose touch with the humble roots of the graffiti art form and how it has developed into something so commonly used in contemporary art.

Graffiti is considered a form of artistic expression, often made on a wall or other surface. In fact, graffiti derives from the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, where the first form of graffiti still survives to this day. In ancient times, graffiti was made by scratching walls to uncover the underneath pigment. In modern-day art, spray paint is the most commonly used graffiti material. However, marker pens and other tools are also growing in popularity.

Spray paint offers a wealth of creative possibilities when it comes to graffiti art, allowing you to blend colours and make large murals pretty easily. Outdoor paints are essential when it comes to graffiti art, as they will seal your art from wet weather conditions. However, when creating graffiti art always ensure you are not doing so over private property.

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Whether you’re looking for high gloss or matte paint, here are some brilliant spray paints which we highly recommend for graffiti art. Read on to discover exactly why these products are suitable and how you can use them to create some stunning new artwork. 

Montana Water-Based Spray Paint

Our range of Montana Water-Based Spray Paints are formulated with pigments of the highest quality, to ensure that your graffiti art will pop. Available in a range of 52 vibrant matte colours, this spray paint is perfect for anyone ranging from beginner to amateur level. The paint is great to use outside due to its water-resistant properties and is branded as an eco-friendly product.

The manageable aerosol means that you have a low-pressure spray, making it easy to blend various paints and colours. In addition, if you make a mistake you can remove the stains with soap and water within the first 20 minutes of application. We highly recommend these paints if you are looking for a good starter spray paint to create graffiti art.

Liquitex Professional Spray Paint

Available in as many as 100 brilliant colours, Liquitex Professional Spray Paints are ideal for large scale work outdoors. This product is amazing for creating vibrant murals on all manner of surfaces. The paint dries to a thick matte finish, which is perfect for displaying big bold pieces in bright light. An additional benefit of these paints is that you can purchase different size nozzles. Different sized spray nozzles mean that you can add different levels of detail and colour to your work, making the graffiti process a lot easier.

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