EXTERIOR PAINTING DILEMMA

SPRAY PAINT VS. ROLLING PAINT

Some painting companies spray the siding on houses while others brush and roll the paint on. I have had a lot of my homeowners ask me what the difference between the two is. Each of the two has its own advantages and disadvantages.

ROLLING

At Elite Construction painting, we normally roll the majority of our jobs because rolling jobs will give a higher quality finish. The advantage to rolling a house vs. spraying is that the paint will be applied much thicker giving overall better coverage than if it was sprayed. Also, it is much easier to be precise and when a house is rolled it eliminates the risk of such things as overspray.

SPRAYING

We also spray some jobs for their primary advantage: speed. When we spray large areas it allows us to work much faster and produce a job much quicker. Since fewer labor hours are needed it costs me less to produce the job and I pass that savings on to my homeowners. So I normally write an estimate up with a price to have it sprayed with the additional option to have it rolled. Most of my homeowners end up going with the roll price because it is a higher quality job.

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