Spray paint was first invented in 1887 by Joseph Binks, a maintenance supervisor at Chicago’s Marshall Field’s Wholesale Store. Looking for a faster way to paint the basement walls of the store, Binks developed a cold-water paint spray machine operated via hand pump. In 1949 Edward Seymour developed the first paint compressed in an aerosol can (he credited his wife with the idea). Used to paint graffiti, street art, murals, stencils and, yes, patio furniture, spray paint is a useful medium that cuts down on painting time. Browse our selection of the best spray paints below.