Paint Brush vs Spray Paint

When it comes time for a painting project, there are a few different ways to approach it. You can either go the traditional route with a paint roller & brush, or you could try spraying the paint on. Both methods have their own set of pros and cons. For example, spraying is much faster but can be more expensive, while brushing is more affordable but takes longer. So which one should you choose? Keep reading to learn all about the differences between brush painting and spray painting!

Brush Painting

When it comes to brush painting, the biggest advantage is that you have more control over where the paint goes. This is especially helpful when trying to avoid getting paint on areas that don’t need it, like windows or door frames. Another big plus is that brush painting usually requires less prep work than spray painting does. Because you’re using a brush, there’s no need for any fancy equipment. Just a few simple supplies from your local paint supply store!

The downside of brush painting is that it can take longer than spraying- especially if you’re doing multiple coats. Brushes sometimes leave visible strokes, this method isn’t always ideal for surfaces that’ll be on display (like furniture or cabinets). When considering if you should hire a professional, it can be on the more expensive side of the budget compared to professional spray painters.

Spray Painting

If you’re looking for a quicker way to paint, then spray painting is the method for you! As we mentioned before, the biggest advantage of spraying paint is speed. A wall can easily be painted in minutes. Also, you can see good results with just one coat of paint.

Other pros to approaching your project with spray painting is: easier for high volume/large projects. No worry for brush or roller marks leaving you with a smooth finish. Also, if you are not skilled – a professional to hire is a little cheaper than traditional style painting.

However, if you or the person hired are inexperienced you can end up with paint drips, or risk areas having an uneven finish. If you are painting an exterior surface, you will have to wait for a day where there is little to no wind. Purchasing more paint will also be on the cards as this process uses more than traditional painting. You will also be left with a laborious clean up at the end of spraying. Finally, the higher expense and the need to complete the project from start to finish. This is because when you spray paint, you are unable to start one day and finish the next.

Consider a Professional

You know that if you go the professional avenue that SAGE Painting gives you a workmanship guarantee. This means 5-7 years of peace of mind as the service provided is premium, leaving paint without flaking, powdering, brush strokes or drips. If you spot a problem during the guarantee, they act on it straight away! SAGE always looks to work within the budget and timeframe you are looking to outline. We know how many can dream to DIY but find they are time poor when scheduling in their project.

Choosing the SAGE team means that your walls have only premium products applied. You can trust that you are getting the right type of paint applied for the job – I am sure there are DIY’s in the past where you may not have picked the right product for the project and we all know how frustrating that can be! 

When it comes to the close of a project, the clean up is always a pain to sort. SAGE has coordinated a professional clean up leaving the site better than it was found! For those on the fence about sourcing professionals, SAGE looks to make the decision easier. We offer free quote and colour consultations so you can really weigh up your options risk free.

Which Will You Choose?

So there you have it – the pros and cons of both brush and spray painting when you are looking at your next home improvement project. You know the consideration to have for a DIY or professional approach. As well as knowing all about the differences between the two methods – so you can decide which one is right for your next project. You know to assess your budget for what you can allow for; hiring or buying spray painting equipment, or simply sticking with the classics like a roller, brushes and a paint tray. Also factoring that when you choose the traditional paint method, you will save significantly on paint quantity over spraying.