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Paint Sprayers vs Brushes & Rollers

By May 18, 2023May 22nd, 2023Uncategorized

We often get asked why we choose to paint using sprayers over painting with brushes and rollers. Though we love a good paintbrush and roller, spraying has its benefits, especially if you’re looking for that professional finish. When it comes to deciding which method to use, we take many things into consideration, from the walls to ventilation, desired look, and more. And truth be told, when we use spray, we still use brushes on trims, edges, and more, to help achieve a sharp look.

Here are some advances to using spray painting over brush painting:

 

Speed:

Painting with a sprayer allows for significantly faster coverage of large wall surfaces compared to brush painting. With the right equipment, you can cover a large area in a fraction of the time it would take with a brush. This is ideal for projects with tight timelines or extensive wall surfaces.

Even Coverage:

Sprayers provide more even coverage on walls, resulting in a consistent finish across the entire surface. It can help eliminate brush strokes, roller marks and other texture inconsistencies that may occur with brush painting. This is especially beneficial for achieving a smooth and professional-looking finish.

Accessibility:

Paint sprayers allow you to reach areas that are difficult to access with a brush, such as corners, edges and tight spaces. The fine mist of paint can penetrate these areas, ensuring complete coverage and a seamless appearance.

Consistency:

When painting with a sprayer, the paint particles are evenly distributed, resulting in a consistent color and texture across the walls. This helps to eliminate variations that may occur when using a brush, providing a uniform finish throughout the room.

Reduced Labor:

Spray painting requires less physical effort and labor compared to brush painting. It can significantly reduce the strain on your arm and hand, making it less tiring and more comfortable for extended periods of painting.

Overspray Reduction:

Modern paint sprayer equipment includes features to control overspray, minimizing the risk of paint spreading to unintended areas. This helps to protect furniture, floors and other surfaces in the vicinity of the walls being painted.

Seamless Repairs:

If touch-ups or repairs are needed in the future, spray painting allows for easier blending and seamless integration of the new paint with the existing finish. This is particularly beneficial when trying to match colors and textures on previously painted walls.

Safety:

It is much safer for our painters to hold a sprayer while climbing up and down ladders than it is to carry a paint roller and bucket, while painting. They can have someone hand them the sprayer when they reach the top or they can place the sprayer on top. This not only makes it safer, but reduces the chance of spilling or dropping the paint.

 

While using paint sprayers offers these advantages, it’s important to note that proper preparation, masking and ventilation are essential to ensure a successful painting project. Additionally, careful attention should be given to avoid overspray and protect surrounding areas during the painting process.

 

re:fab has over 150 years of combined experience. So, when it comes to picking the right method of painting your walls and surfaces, we know what can work best for you, and your property! Contact us today to learn more about re:fab and get your next painting project started!

 

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