Have you painted a house before? Was it a brush or a roller you used? Both have their strong points; that is, you can have a thick coat in a short time. Changing roller covers is easy, while paint brushes are perfect for small projects that need detailed works. Besides, paint brushes can be used repeatedly with proper cleaning and maintenance after use. Rollers can be a headache reloading with paint while brushes are not good for large projects. The natural solution, therefore, is spray painting. You only need to pull the trigger for the paint to be laid onto the surface. Spray painters perform better than paintbrushes and paint rollers, but it too has some drawbacks you should consider.
It allows you to cover a large surface area within a short time and with fewer efforts than it is for rollers and brushes. A large area that could take up to five minutes when painting with a roller or a brush can only take a minute using a spray painter.
Paint sprayers allow you to override surfaces with cracks, pumps or surface imperfections that could be problematic using rollers or brushes. Detailed work with spray painters is easy compared to rollers and brushes. The corners and trims on a piece of furniture, for example, can be less tedious to spray paint than using rollers or brushes.
Using paint sprayers allows you to have even coats than using brushes or painting rollers. Although you still need to pay attention to overlapping. Despite the potential for overspray painting, it is possible to override imperfections, and that carries more weight.
- Pre-painting preparations are required unlike when using brush or rollers which require less preparations. Surfaces not to be painted are masked before painting begins.
- Cleaning paint sprayers take a lot more time compared to cleaning rollers and brushes. After the first layer, the next layer must be done within the stipulated time to avoid drying before the next coat comes in. The next coat of paint needs to be laid down immediately before the last coat dries up.
- Paint sprayers are not the best for small paint projects. You might spend more time in preparation and the cleanup process than it is for the actual job. Paint sprayers are suitable for large projects that need to be done as soon as possible.
Types of paint sprayers
Cup gun sprayers are cheaper at the start and may get expensive faster than you thought. Professional painters might have paint sprayers that cost a fortune but as a self-starter needs the simplest and less expensive spray painting cans.
Cup style sprayers use electricity, and it consists of a gun resting on the reservoir, but it holds less paint compared to cup can. You need to plug into the power outlet to start spray painting. Cup spray cans have one disadvantage, that is; it depletes paint quickly meaning there will be a frequent infusion of paint which makes the whole process tedious. Spray painters cannot work if tilted to a certain angle
Airless cart style spray painters operate without air, but most models require electricity to operate. What painting professionals like about airless carts is their capacity to hold a lot of paint, it means you don’t have to struggle cleaning the equipment at the end of the job.