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Pros and cons of using spray paint

For all the DIY home renovators who are tired of using rollers and brushes, spray paint can be a panacea for all your troubles. Instead of using labor-intensive techniques that put tremendous pressure on your back and still don’t give you that perfect finish, you can turn to paint sprayers that deliver a nice, even coat of paint as long as you get it right.

Positive aspects of spray paint

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

Using a spray paint also allows for an even coat. However, you do have to account for overlap, but it is less of a concern here than with paint rollers.

The operator has greater control over the process and can finish the job quickly and easily. It also helps in controlling the overall project labor and material costs.

Custom painting

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

Things to consider

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

There is a lot of prep work before using spray paint. Anything that is not going to be painted should be covered with tape, canvas, etc. You must ensure that all furniture, windows and floors are properly protected. Here there is no room for maneuver or room for error.

It is not very advisable to use spray paint for a small job. You may end up spending more time doing setup and cleaning after the actual paint job.

Conventional spray paint systems are accompanied by excess spray. A very fine spray can spread to furniture and people, which is not very good from a health point of view.

Any final decisions regarding spray paint and custom paint should be made only after careful consideration of the above factors. Proper operating techniques will give you the best results.

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