When it comes to applying paint to the interior or exterior of a house or building there are two methods. You can either use a paintbrush or sprayer to apply your selected paint.
Either way can be used effectively and each one has its benefits to using it.
For this article, we are providing some benefits that we discovered during our research.
- 1 Spray Painting and Brush Painting
- 2 Spraying painting
- 3 Brush painting
- 4 Pros and Cons of Spray painting and Brush painting
- 5 When and if should you use primer for the best result?
- 6 Final Thoughts
- 7 FAQ’s
Spray Painting and Brush Painting
Spray painting is a method of applying a coating of paint onto a surface using a device or mechanical means.
The liquid paint is usually contained in a reservoir or container and compressed air is added and the liquid is propelled onto the surface.
This can either be a self-contained premade can of spray paint or a mechanical system that consists of a container or reservoir to hold paint and a hose attached to a compressed air supply is hooked up to the container.
By pulling a trigger on the handle, the paint is expelled through a nozzle onto the desired surface.
Brush painting is a method of applying paint to a surface using a brush that has bristles attached to the top.
The bristles can be made from several materials such as horsehair or nylon. Brushes come in several different shapes and sizes.
The wider the brush, the more coverage you will get from each stroke.
The smaller the bristle, the more details that you will be able to achieve.
Paint is poured directly into a container and the brush is dipped into the paint coating the bristles completely. The paint is then applied directly to the surface that you want to paint.
Pros and Cons of Spray painting and Brush painting
Pros of Spray painting
- Makes it easy to get into difficult areas
- Eliminates brush or roller marks that can be left on your walls
- Quicker paint application
- Needs only a single coat
Cons of Spray painting
- Paint tends to go on uneven or leaves runs
- Uses more paint per application
- Preparation and cleanup take longer per job
- Difficult to spray outside on windy days
Pros of Brush painting
- Provides the best control when applying paint
- Allows for a much more even coverage per coat
- Provides better adhesion
- Gets into nooks and crannies
Cons of Brush painting
- Labor intensive
- Usually requires multiple coats for the best result
- Can leave brush marks in the paint
- Obstructions can make it difficult to apply
When and if should you use primer for the best result?
To get the best coverage on many types of surfaces, it may be necessary to apply an initial coat of paint known as a primer coat.
This primer coat has several benefits as well. It will often improve the overall adhesion of your paint depending on the surface that you are wanting to cover.
Another reason why a primer coat may be necessary is to cover certain types of imperfections on the surface.
Primer also helps to seal the surface of new material such as wood or drywall, which prevents the paint from being absorbed into the material.
A primer coat will also help to reduce the number of coats of the primary paint that is needed to adequately cover the whole surface.
When it comes to painting interior or exterior surfaces on a house, you can decide which of the two methods will work best for you.
Each of the two methods has good and bad points, hopefully, we provided you with enough information so that you can decide for yourself which is best for you.