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Brush Vs. Paint Sprayer: Which Option Should You Choose?

You’re considering painting the exterior wall of your home, and you’ve decided to either brush or spray paint. The choice seems simple. Because paint sprayers are so readily available these days, many homeowners believe they use them. But did you know that brushing may actually be a great option for you, too?

Brushing is often an overlooked choice when it comes to home painting on the exterior wall of your home. But Myrtle Beach Painters has some insights that could help you decide whether you want to brush or spray.

Brush Vs. Paint Sprayer: Which Option Should You Choose?

The short answer to this question is that it depends on what you’re painting and how much time you have. Here is a list of the most important considerations to think about when making this choice.

How Much Paint Is Needed?

If you just need to paint a small area, you’ll probably prefer one of the two options. If you’re painting a large area, especially if there are many difficult or complex surfaces to paint, you’ll want to choose the option that emits less paint per stroke. Because you’re likely to use more paint, your overall costs could be higher if you’re brush painting. In a nutshell, if you are doing a large area and the paint is thick, then the paint sprayer is the best option. If the paint is thin or you will be spraying over a second coat, then brushing is the best option.

How Much Time Is Needed?

If you have a lot of time to complete your painting project, you can use a paint sprayer. But if you’re in a rush, you may be more likely to brush paint because it’s faster.

How Is the Surface Being Prepared?

If the surface is being pressure washed and then prepped with a RENEW, PREP, or another product, then a paint sprayer is a good option. If the surface is not being pressure washed, then a paintbrush is a good cleaner and more even application.

How Many People Are Painting?

If you’re only one person painting a small area, a paint sprayer may be the more efficient option. If there are several people painting a large area, then a paintbrush is the best option due to its efficiency.

Can You Paint in Wind or Rain?

If you’re painting in the wind or in the rain, you’ll want to use a paint sprayer. The paint sprayer will be much more durable than a brush.

Should You Hire a Professional?

As a homeowner, you have the right to paint your home, and you may decide to brush paint your home. However, if you’re not sure how to do it properly or how to choose a paint colour, you may want to hire a professional who can do these things for you. If you hire a professional, he or she can help you decide whether to brush or spray the exterior wall of your home.

If you are in need of a professional home exterior painting service, come to Myrtle Beach Painters. We take pride in being your trusted painting contractor. We treat each and every property like it was our own and take meticulous care to do an excellent job. 

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