Mankind has been painting walls ever since Paleolithic cavemen created masterpieces on their caverns. In those days, you had to use burned bones and iron to decorate your homely grotto, but thankfully, we’ve found better ways to prettify our walls. That doesn’t mean we’re without challenges. If ripples, brush marks, and streaks don’t get you, chipping and fading will. That’s why industry leaders have been hard at work developing the perfect application method. Spraying, rolling, and brushing are three of the most popular, but what’s the difference?
In days of yore, all you needed to paint a wall was a paintbrush and some time. Brushing gives you all the control you could hope for, but it’s also slow enough to embarrass a sloth. Sure, it gets into those corners with ease, but how tight is your schedule? Your downtime costs you profits, and brushing alone won’t do much for your productivity.
If you’re looking for speed, you’ve met your match–If The Matrix’ Neo was a painter, he’d choose spraying. An experienced wall artiste will bring you a seamless coating without streaks in no time. This technique is so smooth it can be used on difficult cabinetry and moldings. It can handle latex and lacquer without those annoying brush drips, and the fine mist it produces can achieve a mirror-like surface. Spraying demands expertise, though. An unskilled painter won’t manage intricate stenciling, let alone handle their machinery safely.
To complicate the matter further, large surfaces, stains and latex all require a high-quality machine capable of 2,400 psi. This is a task for the professionals, so Fresh Paint Inc. will rescue you like the superheroes we are. Professional sprayers can handle any paint without losing coating thickness. Still, even the most sophisticated tools tend to achieve annoying over-spray. High -volume low-pressure spray guns reduce pressure, thereby eliminating the problem.
Rolling can cover huge areas, but it’s famous for its streaks when not applied with precision. A talented painter can achieve an even coating without overlap marks, creating a velvety finish that’s tough to compete with. Still, intricate architecture demands some pretty thorough masking. You’ll need to cover virtually every area that doesn’t need a coating, but unlike spraying, that doesn’t have to include your ceiling. Rolling is the most pocket-friendly tool on the shelf because it doesn’t waste precious paint or require expensive tools.
Covering a filthy wall? Then rolling is your friend. If your clean-up job is less than perfect, a roller will achieve plenty of adhesion. It throws it on thick and bonds like a pro. It’s hardly the creative decor specialist in the industry, though. It limits your paint effects to velvet, velvet, and more velvet. Complicated textures are not rolling’s talent.
The Combo Approach
Why use one painting strategy when you can use three? At Fresh Paint Inc. we leverage the benefits of every paint tool, and not just one of them. Back-brushing can take care of detailed surfaces after you’ve sprayed the general area. Your initial surface can be rolled, then textured with a different tool. Your interior trims and cabinets can be sprayed, and your other surfaces, rolled. Your stucco effect can be achieved with a spray after the initial layer has been brushed on. And those small intricate detailed areas? We can brush those like no one else.
Every paint job comes with its own challenges. You wouldn’t fix all cars with a single tool, and you shouldn’t approach walls that way either. Our team finds the right techniques for each unique project, and we excel at every one of them. Isn’t that why you chose us in the first place?