Graffiti Artist GESER of 3A Crew just tested the FLAME BLUE Line, here is his feedback!
From the first time I heard about the new FLAME line of paint, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some to try it out. Having used Molotow Premium exclusively for the last 4 years, I must say that my standards and expectations were quite high going into it.
As a first impression, the silver cans have a high-quality, classy look with a nice large color ring (making it easy to spot the color you are looking for). From the very first lines I made to put up my sketch, one of the first things I noticed was the valve system… pushing down the cap was so smooth and easy a baby could do it! The benefits of an easy valve system are obvious… precise can control and less fatigue after hours of painting.
It’s no secret that green is one of my favorite colors, so I decided to use a range of greens as the basis of my fill. As far as caps are concerned, I am a creature of habit and continue to stick to what has worked for me for years… NY fat and NY outline caps. I was able to fill the entire piece surprisingly fast. The paint covered solid in one shot and blended easily with the next color in my fade all the way up to white at the top.
Outlining is my favorite stage of the piecing process, (and probably the stage that gives many beginning writers the most anxiety!) and this is where the valve system really shined. Even when the can was totally full, it had that “last-quarter can” low pressure control right from the start. The lines were sharp (despite painting with a strong tunnel cross-wind), and required no cleaning up. Despite Flame Blue being a low-pressure can, I was able to achieve very wide and even output for my background blends, which makes it a very versatile can. Being able to work both large areas quickly, and small areas with precision with the same can is a huge plus.
Overall, my high expectations were met (if not exceeded) during my initial trial of this line. The most noticeable strengths are:
1. Effortless valve system = increased can control and less fatigue
2. Matte finish paint covers quickly & smoothly in one shot
3. Vibrant colors
4. Precise low-pressure control for details (while still able to smoothly fill large areas quickly)
5. Low odor
6. The cans look cool!
I look forward to using FLAME more extensively, and am especially interested in seeing how the black outlines chrome…the true test!!! (GESER 3A)
“ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΡΑΣΕΙΣ ΟΛΠ:
ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΔΗΜΟΣΙΩΝ ΤΟΙΧΟΓΡΑΦΙΩΝ”
ΦΟΡΕΑΣ ΥΛΟΠΟΙΗΣΗΣ: urban act
ΤΟΠΟΘΕΣΙΑ ΠΑΡΕΜΒΑΣΗΣ: ΚΤΙΡΙΟ ΣΙΛΟ-ΡΟΛΟΙ
ΒΟΗΘΟΙ: ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΧΟΥΡΣΟΓΛΟΥ, ΤΑΣΟΣ ΠΑΥΛΙΔΗΣ
ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ, ΒΙΝΤΕΟ, ΜΟΝΤΑΖ: ΠΑΝΤΕΛΗΣ ΛΑΔΑΣ
ΕΠΙΜΕΛΗΤΗΣ – ΣΥΝΤΟΝΙΣΤΗΣ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΟΣ:
ΚΟΥΡΛΙΑ Ι. ΕΛΕΝΗ
Bombingscience.com was kind enough to give the oppurtunity to try this new Flame paint from Molotow. At my arrival to pick up my paint, I was surprised to see the great color selection that the Flame provides and also how « flashy » the colors were. The color selection was so great I had a hard time figuring out what I needed versus what I wanted. Although I only picked up low pressure paint, the Flame was a gem to work with. The control of the pressure was very natural and the opacity of the paint was very thick, so very easy to cover.
I think I had 2 little issues regarding the Flame. 1- was the clogging of the paint, but that I think was only a shaking problem. A few minutes after a good shake and a new tip, the paint was good as new. 2. Was the smelling. At one point after full shaded piece, I had thaught there was a natural gas leak and was kinda freaked out. But only to realize that it was the paint.
But I think that’s just me looking for problems on a near perfect product. Both light and dark colors are pretty bright and very fun to work with. I was always a Belton product user’s and now very happy to switch to the Flame paint. Shout out to Bombingscience.com for this coll opportunity, and very stoked to use this flame paint for next season.
Here is a new review this tie by graffiti artist SIGHT1! Thanks to Bombing Science!
My experience with the brand was a very good one from start to finish. My paint arrived in one day after my order was processed which was great. I ordered the following colours -melon yellow. Aubergine. Currant. Denim blue pastel. Lagoon blue. Kiwi dark. Turquoise. Terracotta grey pastel. Terracotta grey
A random selection of colors but I am known for my strange and unusual color schemes, so I feel like I can make almost any combo work. 9 cans wasn’t quite enough for the size of wall I wanted to paint so I had to include another 10 or so cans of other brands of paint but I made sure the piece was mostly done with the Flame brand of paint. I used the kiwi, lagoon blue, and turquoise in the fill. And all the colors covered very well over a black primed glossy wall. The paint covered a large area per can solidly also I noticed as I filled it in. My box of paint arrived with a bunch of the blue dot caps which I also found to work well on the flame cans. A little larger output than a thin so it’s kind of like a little less than a newYork fat cap. The melon yellow is what I did my first outline with. For a yellow going on over a black primed wall it went on quite thick also which is rare in almost all yellows. I used the 2 grey tones for my 3d and outlined in the can of currant. One can of currant outlined a piece on a15 foot wall x 8 feet tall,which I was surprised at as I would have thought it would take 2 cans of paint to outline a long stretched out piece of that size. I had a great day at one of my favorite spots in toronto to paint and was done in about 7 hrs but I took my time and walked away from it pretty stoked. Overall I would definitely use this brand again at any time and will be using it in the future. I would love to paint a train with with this brand as that is my ultimate test for spray paint. Id like to see how it covers on steel and boxcars and rust and ridges etc. I’m sure given the way it covers flat and solidly it would be real nice applied to a steel surface. In short, I’m impressed with the flat coverage, good control,low pressure and range of colors. It was a pleasure. How about a sponsorship? Haha. Fully endorsed by www.sight1.com
Good to see happy artists after a first FLAME Paint try, here is another review by ROMES of FYO!
I had an impressive experience using Flame from start to finish. I never had a problem with gunk getting a can started. The valve system on the can is buttery and responsive to pessure. I gave to caps the cans came with a test and thought they were decent, but I pretty much always stick to using universals and NY fats. The universals and NY fats worked flawlessly with Flame. I was especially impressed with the low-pressure cans. I was able to get thin clean lines without the overspray you get with MTN 94 at times.
Colors used: Flame Blue – Zinc Yellow, Melon Yellow, Pastel Orange, Telemagenta, Traffic Purple, Grape, and Viola Dark. Flame Orange – Riviera and Kiwi Light. (In addition to Flame I did use a few grays, few browns, a white and a black of other brands of paint.)
The colors popped! Man, they are vibrant. I think I was most impressed with the Telemagenta (hot magenta). For how bright the color is, it covered perfectly. I was also a big fan of Riviera (bright aqua) and Viola Dark (blurple). Riviera was another bright color that covered well and Viola Dark is just straight up strong. I will definitely be using Viola Dark as an outline color for many pieces to come. Grape (lavanderish) covered flawlessly and has great color to it. Kiwi Light, again, covered well and has nice pop. Traffic Purple (plum) came out a little more on the pastel side than I was expecting, but still a good color that covered incredibly well. I will say the Melon Yellow (medium yellow) and Pastel Orange didn’t cover super well (had to use two coats, but I was also covering brown). The Zinc Yellow (light yellow) covered better, but still nothing special. With that being said – those are my only complaints in my experience with Flame. The only unanswered question I have now is weather (below average pun…) or not it lasts.
Overall, I’m a huge fan of this paint! I was blown away by the vibrancy and richness of the colors without sacrificing coverage. The valve system on the low-pressure cans have been the best I have used. Really glad I was able to give it a try and will definitely be ordering more in the near future – going to stock up on that Viola Dark, Telemagenta, and Riviera, as well as, try out some other blues and greens.
Here’s another FLAME Paint Review. This time by Slots from Ottawa.
“From the order I got i painted about 4 different pieces. I would like to say how amazing the quailty of Flame paint is, I loved using it. The pressure was great perfect for using outline caps and ultra fats! All the colors i ordered and i mean every single one worked perfectly and had a consistent coverage amungst all of the color. I used the paint on both raw virgin walls and on walls that were primed and it worked great in all conditions. I could use this paint every day of my life and be extremely happy. Its a shame that there are no providers here in Canada where i live. This paint would be highly used and people would really like it out here. I had an amazing time using these cans and the fact that they were a free test really made me have fun and paint how i felt at those times. FLAME PAINT YOU RULE! Thanks for everything! ALWAYS here to test any product of yours. “
“I chose to test my selection of Flame Orange Paint on a clean hopper freight car.
Blue dot, NY fat, Rusto fat, and pink dot caps were used to test the the following colours; Pure White, Deep Black, Melon Yellow, Telemagenta, Grape, Riviera, Lagoon Blue, Aqua Light, and Aqua. The paint flowed well with no clogs or duds on all caps and cans tested, however the cans seemed to run out quite abruptly.
Pure White did not coat large areas very well using the pink dot cap included and certainly needed more than one coat over other colours to achieve a “pure white” colour or even coat. Definitely needs to be more opaque. Pure White and Melon Yellow definitely the worst colours in terms of opacity. Mellon Yellow needed a few coats over any colour or surface to achieve fully opaque colour. I wanted to test at least one of the High Pressure yellows because most any yellow produced is pretty translucent. Flame Orange Mellow Yellow could be thicker and more opaque. I used a blue dot on the Flame Orange Deep Black to do the outline for this piece. The paint flowed flawlessly and covered great on all colours and surfaces tested. I actually ran out of black for my 3D and had to finish with Belton Deep Black—which blended very well. Very comparable in terms of flow and opacity, only slight difference at first was the blue/green hue of Belton Black. Grape flowed really well with the pink dot cap included. Covered the steel really well and colour was very vibrant. Only issue seemed to be that the paint was bubbling on the panel. May be because I hadn’t shaken up the can enough. Telemegenta with the pink dot flowed well, but didn’t seem to cover as consistent as the purple. Could be more opaque. Each of the green and aqua colours flowed and covered very well using the pink dot cap included. Each colour was very vibrant and blended well with the similar colours. Using the NY Fat cap, Aqua needed an extra pass to clean up the edges of the lines.
Overall, really liked the vibrant matte colours on steel hopper and the high pressure was great for covering quickly. The paint flowed really well using the pink dot, but felt like the high pressure was eating the paint quite rapidly. Would be interested in trying out the chrome for some bombing and seeing how the black or red would cover the chrome. Now we wait for the results from the true test of time, and weather. “ (SOFER)
Thanks to Bombing Science!
“After a couple of days of pure procrastination (eating breakfasts, wearing a silk shirt, having brunch), I realized that I was still commited to do that review, thus I really had to shut down my main activities and go to paint. So I highjacked a blank wall and started a piece. At this point, I had mostly tried the Flame with NY fats for my fill. Since this cap is magic, it makes anything look good so I was not really impressed by the paint itself… But then I grabbed a uni cap (the yellow one) and started my outline: by then I was really amazed. It was like the old True Colorz brand, with less pressure and more pigment. Super sweet. Just imagine Dimmu Borgir making a Bone Thugs cover. Or vice versa. Well, it was like the perfect blend. Plus it smells like propane, thus you keep thinking about bbq and food and then you have to stop painting cause you’re too hungry. Well played Flame!”
Since I’m more into characters and not very good with letters, I thought I had nothing to loose to try it first with something I did’t mind to fail at… I thought «FLAME… another shitty brand from Greece». Now I know I was wrong. This paint is perfect for details and it delivers medium/high opacity pigments through very smooth and consistant lines. It feels like silk.
Painting with the new Flame paint was a pleasure. The valve system is accurate and responsive. There was a noticeable difference in the amount of muscle force applied. I used NY Fats and Universal Thins with the Flame Blue cans. Both resulted in beautiful lines and, thanks to the NY Fats, fills went quickly and smoothly. Had some opacity issues going over the first outline with Piglet Pink and Red Orange. Apricot covered well, as did the rest of the colors I tried. Nothing struck me as extraordinary about this paint. It matches the quality of the leading brands. Thanks to Bombing Science for the samples.