How to use Powder Paint - Stir settled powder to make it fluffy. Some lure makers have found that working in a small round bowl allows for easier application. To apply powder paint to jigs, hold the jig by the hook with your fingers. Preheat jigs by rotating through the flame of a torch or your gas range using a small flame. Hook will stay cool. Rotate jig in the blue part of flame for 3 to 6 seconds depending on jig size. You may also preheat jigs in a 325 degree F oven for 15 minutes or use a cigarette lighter.