Spraying or Rolling?
As always, there will be a better use for each method. In choosing which will be best for you, looking into what works better for your needs is the best way to start. Time and cost may be the primary concerns if residential painters are to do it, but there are other little things too, especially if you decide to do the job yourself.
Prepping and cleaning up can also take longer using this method. You will have to mask off everything that should not be painted. You also need to make sure there is proper ventilation and protection for yourself as spray painting is toxic.
Cost-wise, spray painting is best when doing exteriors or if you will be doing quite a number of structures of paint jobs. The task itself will save you around 60% of the time it will take to roller paint, not to mention much kinder to your neck and back. You don’t need to wait that long either in between coatings. The equipment to be used also costs more.
Spray painting works best when doing exteriors or if you plan to paint a large area or a number of structures. It takes only about two to three hours to work on your house or building’s exterior. Prep time, however, may take some time especially If you have a quite an area or various objects to mask off particularly when doing interiors. It may entail more cleaning time as well. You also need a level of skill to pull off an even finish. As they say, spray painting poses more challenges that it may be best to rent a professional to do the job.
Roller painting, on the other hand, is best when doing interiors. It takes less time to prep up the area for painting but be prepared for a longer time to complete your task. This may push your cost up. It may be less daunting if you want to do the job on your own. It does have its own limitations too when it comes to rough or uneven surfaces.
Below is a list of the pros and to cons to help paint a better picture of each of these methods to help you make that critical decision.