Is it Better to Roll or Spray Paint?

Painting Services | August 13, 2020

In many cases, a professional painter will combine spray painting and roller painting, depending on the type and size of the surfaces being painted. If you are wondering when it is better to roll or spray paint, a professional house painter like the ones from Dunbar Painting can help you determine which areas of your home should be painted using a roller and which should be painted using a sprayer.

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Benefits of Spraying Paint

Spray painting tends to be the fastest way to paint large areas that do not require accurate detail work. Compared to rolling paint, spray painting offers a more even finish with a uniform coating. Spray painting also allows for more of the paint product to be applied than rolling does.

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Painting using a sprayer is the ideal solution for most exterior paint projects, as well as for painting the interior of new construction projects and cabinetry. Spray painting tends to be the most economical form of painting because it allows larger surface areas to be painted faster and much more efficiently than other forms of painting.

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Benefits of Rolling Paint

While spray painting tends to be the best option for most large projects, rolling tends to be better for smaller areas, especially areas that require too much masking for the area to be worth spraying. Rolling paint also tends to be ideal for painting when it is too windy outside to spray paint, when the interior of the house is already occupied, or when the type of paint being used is too difficult to spray with, such as thick paints like Elastomeric. Paint rollers are also often used on homes that have conditions that are not ideal for spraying, as the spray-painting process could result in sagging or other issues.

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If you would like to learn more information about when it is better to roll or spray paint, or if you are interested in one of our exterior painting services or interior painting services, please contact the professional painters from Dunbar Painting today at 604-788-3382 or by filling out a contact form on our website. Our expert team of painters would love to answer any questions you might have about which method of painting will work best for your specific exterior or interior home painting project requirements.