Spraying Vs. Rolling

Painting your home is a great remodel because you can greatly alter the style of your property for a minimal investment. A basic paint job at also make your home look newer. When it comes to painting the outside of your home, you need to decide if you are going to spray it or use handheld brushes and rollers. Both methods can be great, but it really depends on your home. This article runs through the main differences between using a spraygun and using rollers. It should help you decide which approach will be the most efficient for your particular property.

When to Spray

Spraying is definitely the way to go if you are painting brand new construction or if there is no landscaping around your home. For instance, if you have a home that is just built and there is very little finished around the perimeter, you won't need to worry about overspray. Usually, the most time consuming part of spraying is doing all the prep work and masking off to protect from overspray, but if the ground underneath your walls it's just dirt, it won't be an issue.

Once the landscape is finished, the concrete is poured, and the grass is laid, you will need to cover the ground with large sheets of plastic. Also, renting and setting up a spraygun will take a little bit of time, but once you start spraying, the paint goes onto the walls much more quickly.

When to Roll

Paint rollers are definitely more accessible and easy to use. Furthermore, most people have experience using a paint roller or a paintbrush, so there is no learning curve. This also means that you can probably find a few helpers that are willing and able to do some rolling. A few people with rollers can paint exterior walls quicker than one person with a spray gun.

When rolling, you don't need to do quite as much masking and prep work because there is no overspray. Of course, there will still be drips and spills, so you will still need to do some masking directly underneath the wall you are painting. If you have foundation plants, shrubs, flower beds and lawns right next to your walls, using rollers will be less messy and safer.

Both approaches can result in a long lasting and great looking paint job. Just choose the method that best fits your particular situation. Contact a paint company, like Ontech Associated Group Inc., for help.