Most window sashes are never painted with primer, the unknown reason is what has been the major question people ask me a lot. Some believe it is for the sake of making work easier and faster, as one of the people working for me had asked, just yesterday.
The overall cost of spraying primer is what mitigates the speed. So as to be able to help people make good decisions when the time comes for repainting, I will focus on some of the pros and cons of the two painting methods.
Airless sprayer has stood out as the fastest way of applying paint. Instead of spending hours, you can just cover a large wall surface in a matter of minutes. However, quality may not be measured in terms of speed as is usually the case. The use of an airless paint sprayer has the following benefits;
- An incredible application speed.
- One coat cover.
- No roller marks with smooth finishes.
- Areas reached are usually the hard to access ones.
The possibility which could be making people have the notion of just spraying whenever need arises could be its possible disadvantages. These could be;
- Cleaning and preparation time is prolonged.
- Thick and light coats creating unevenness.
- Large amounts of paints used unlike in brushing (probably 2-3 times more).
- Poor sticking.
- Certain weather periods may not allow painting, like in times of wind.
Using the airless sprayer requires intense amount of practice which can be rather challenging especially if you haven’t done so. For a smooth even coat to be achieved, you have to take a lot of practice, which is the reality with airless sprayers just like with other tools. With some spots of thin paint and some heavy paint build up spots, beginners are always struggling with spray drips and runs as well as cases of unevenness of coats.
Rolling or brushing is known to take less paint, in fact 2-3 times less than paint spraying. However, not all the extra paint is applied to the painting surface. Overspray and the hose lines are the major beneficiaries of this waste.
Spraying however remains the only option of painting certain areas cleanly and speedily, like the tight spots around utilities. In that case, remember to read paint sprayer reviews to get the right one for the job.read more