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Spray Painting vs. Brush Painting Your Home

Painter applying finish to a home

You have a house painting project you want to tackle but think that a professional service might have an easier time with the job. Once you have made that decision, trying to find a house painting company in Devon, PA, may seem like an easy task; just find someone who has a little experience and let them do what they do best. After all, whether it’s spray painting your home or using a brush, what does it matter if you get the job done?

If you find the right contractors with the right experience, it’s certainly possible for your home to look its best regardless of whether you had it spray painted or brush painted, but that often requires significant research. Failure to do your homework before you hire can leave you with a nasty surprise when the paint dries.

While they might seem to do similar things on the surface, here are some of the differences between brush painting and spray painting your home:

Brush Painting Allows Better Attention to Details

When you have your home brush painted, it’s far easier to find those areas that need a few more coats to look their best. Plus, when a contractor is spending that much time up close to your home, you might end up finding areas that need to be repaired before they turn into far more costly problems. While spray painting is still an efficient method of covering the entire surface of your home, the job is done from a distance, and the painters may not be able to notice some of the details that need extra attention as quickly as they would up-close with a brush.

Better Adhesion to Surfaces

When it comes to any home painting project, ensuring that the paint sticks to the surfaces you want becomes one of the most important parts of the job. Getting the paint to adhere to the surface properly means you don’t have to double back and repaint an area you already hit due to the paint not adhering properly. With brush painting, you have a better chance of getting that adhesion in ways that you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Brush Painting Uses Less Paint

Being economical with the amount of paint you use for a given project means saving money on how much you buy and putting it towards another project. Finding a method that uses the paint as economically and efficiently as possible is critical. Using a brush to paint the outside of a home allows the painter to control the amount they’re using. With spray paint, you could be looking at as much as three times as much paint for the same job — which may not be a bad thing, but you risk some of the paint being sprayed onto other surfaces.

Spray Painting Leads to Quicker Completion

While the whole point of hiring a contractor to paint your home is to avoid the need to invest your labor in the process, it’s still ideal to have the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. While with a brush, you may need to go over some textured or uneven surfaces more than once, spray paint allows you to tackle these areas in one fell swoop. In addition to being quicker than brush painting, spray painting also avoids any lingering signs of brush strokes, especially around the uneven parts of your home’s exterior.

Smooth, One Coat Finish

You want your house painting project done as quickly and efficiently as possible. It’s why you called the professionals in the first place. Spray paint provides homeowners with a smooth and consistent finish the first time around. Whether you paint it yourself or have a professional come in and do the job, the finish from spray painting your home will feature smooth coverage without any lines and blemishes.

Spray Paint Allows You To Get Hard To Reach Places

When you brush to paint your home, getting to higher-to-reach areas can prove challenging. Getting a ladder can help, but you can still potentially sacrifice total coverage based on your wingspan limitations. Spray painting allows you to increase your overall reach without having to put yourself in a precarious position.

Ultimately, whether you choose to brush or spray paint or home depends on the type of job you are seeking — and the team at Fox Painting Company can handle either task. To find out more about the differences between spray painting and brush painting, or get a quote for house painting services in Bryn Mawr, call Fox Painting today!

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– Mike and Toni K

Your team came to work everyday. And each day, they worked hard, demonstrated professionalism, and were courteous and respectful of our house and family. Even with some rain, your team completed the entire job on time and on budget, as promised!

– Mark M. and Kate W

Thank you for your excellent work painting our home! You and your crew arrived on time, got the job done quickly, and did not leave a single drop of paint where it wasn’t supposed to be.

– Michelle M.

The quality of work was excellent and the house looks totally refreshed. I was also impressed that they arrived on time each day and finished their job on schedule.

– Mike F.

Thanks again for a great job on painting my old farmhouse. You and your team made it look almost like new… quite a feat given the condition when you started.

– Fred S.

Anyone who has experience with contractors knows how difficult it can be to find the right combination of quality work, reasonable prices, and professionalism. I can truly say that Fox Painting delivers in all those areas.

– James and Kathleen L.

They were extremely respectful while working in my home. They made sure that the entire floor area was covered while being painted, and cleaned thoroughly. The final product matches exactly what I had envisioned and I would recommend Fox Painting to anyone looking for a superior job.

– Margaret H.