Pros and Cons of Using Spray Paint

For all you DIY home renovators sick of using paint rollers and brushes, spray paint can be a panacea for all your problems. Instead of using labor intensive techniques that put tremendous pressure on your back and still don’t give you that perfect finish, you can resort to paint sprayers that provide a nice, even coat of paint provided you do it right.

Positive Aspects of Spray Painting

Paint brushes are great for small areas which require intensive coats of paint. But if you want to cover wide swaths of area with minimum effort, a spray paint is best for the job. Spray painting also has the added benefit that it can override some surface imperfections like gaps, cracks, bumps etc that paint brushes and rollers have problems with.

Using a spray paint also allows for an even coat. However, you do need to be mindful of overlapping but it is of less concerning factor here than with paint rollers.

The operator has greater control over the process and can get the job done and over with quickly and easily. It also helps in the control of material and labor cost of the overall project.

Custom Paint

One way to make spray painting interesting is by using a custom paint. As the name suggests, a custom paint is a unique paint that is distinct from anyone else’s paint. Using a custom paint is a way of expressing one’s individual personality. In fact, the more you look at it, the more it reveals. It adds a new depth and dimension to the paint. There are literally millions of options to choose from and the choice is limited only by your imagination.

Things You Need to Consider

Many home renovators simply assume that spray painting can be used for any project. This is not the case. It is ideal for smooth surfaces where other options like brushes and rollers leave an unsatisfactory effect. It gives excellent results when used for external painting jobs especially for garage doors, external metal doors, frames, metal equipment etc.

There is a lot of preparation work that goes in before using the Spray paint. Everything that is not to be painted has to covered with masking tape, tarp etc. You need to make sure that all furniture, windows and floors are properly protected. There is no leeway here and no margin for error.

It is not very wise to use spray painting for a small job. You may end up spending more time doing the preparation and cleaning up afterward than the actual painting work.

Conventional spray painting systems are accompanied by overspray. A very fine spray can spread to furniture and humans which is not very good from a health point of view.

Any final decision regarding spray paint and custom paint should be arrived at only after thoughtful consideration of the above factors. Proper operational techniques will give you the best results.



Source by Jason Bronce