Using a Brush vs. Sprayer For Painting a House Exterior

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If you are thinking about hiring a professional painting contractor to do your house painting, you probably have noticed that there are many different ways to paint a home.  However, we would like to take a deeper look into what the differences are between painting with a brush vs painting with a sprayer. 

Brushing is faster and it requires much less preparation time.  With a brush application, all anyone needs is a brush, some paint, a wet rag, and a drop cloth.  However, during spraying, the windows and areas that they want to protect from paint overspray need to be covered.  While brushing noticeable areas that might need to be repaired can be found and also a clean process because you can avoid certain areas.  This allows the repair of those areas while painting. However, during spraying, this may not get noticed, and spray right over them can happen. Simple things such as holes from insects can be sprayed unavoidably are a good example of something that might be done.

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When brushing the surface it is easier to pay close attention to the detail.  When looking to conserve paint, then spraying may not be the best choice.  While the paint will be thicker on the surface of the building, it will not use as much paint, surprisingly.  This is because there isn’t an amount of overspray happening when brushing.  However, brushing is more physically demanding than spraying.  

Paint spraying can be rather messy. However, it allows coverage over a large area over a relatively short amount of time.  Once the area is prepped, which takes longer sometimes than the actual painting, it is time to get started.  Masking and covering everything to protect it from the overspray is vital in getting the best look.  This means any areas that might be affected by overspray from the wind such as driveways, plants, windows, trim, and more. 

Watch the weather

With either type of painting, there will be a need to watch the weather, if this is being performed outside.  Painting the houses’ exterior is affected by the weather.  Spraying is more affected as the wind is another factor.  However, both are affected by the rain with any type of exterior painting.  

Brushing can make you work in sections at a time and take breaks while finishing it. You can even tackle one siding of the house or building at a time.  However, with spraying, there simply is too much preparation work for such things.   This can be a multi-day job that will take more effort than painting with a brush but less physical effort.  However,  spraying often uses up to 3 times more paint than if they choose to use a brush. 

One gallon of paint is thought to cover about 150-200 sq/ft. On the other hand, the spraying application will take three times that to cover the same area.  There will always be paint lost in the hoses and other parts of the paint sprayers as well as the overspray.   However, they can save some of that paint that is in the hose by spraying it back into the can when the project is complete or the day is done.  Trying to conserve as much paint as possible will keep better costs down.  This simple step is just as easy as spraying out the lines in the grass.  A long spray line on the paint sprayer can even contain a lot of paint especially if this is done over a few days.

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Chattanooga Ceilings need painting too!

We also paint the ceiling as part of the overall interior painting upgrade of your Chattanooga space. Depending on the type of place you’re in, a light or dark paint color would be perfect to complement your style. If you’re unhappy with the HVAC and plumbing equipment that seem to ruin your style, our Chattanooga home paint service will do the magic to blend them and not be noticeable.
Call us to give our interior painting expertise in Chattanooga a try!

Call The Home Source Network TODAY

for all your home repair needs or home remodeling, we can do basement finishing, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, fence installation, roof repairs, exterior painting and interior painting, window replacements, and siding repairs.
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