22 Mar When Painting…… Spray or Roll?
As a Professional Painter in Kansas City, I get asked a lot which is better to spray a finish or roll it out by hand? Majority of Exterior Painting is best when a sprayer is used. The use of a paint delivery system will ensure your coating is even and uniform. Spray pumps will atomize the coating and evenly spread that over the surface you are painting. Painting by hand by means of dipping a roller into a bucket will lead to variations in the mill thickness of the paint. I do strongly recommend back-rolling after spraying (where appropriate) – this will work the paint into the substrate. Spray / back roll techniques can be the best of both worlds- you have the precision and efficiency of the modern coating industry and also by back rolling you can have the quality of working the paint in by hand.