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Consider Paint Sprayers for a Large Paint Job

Painting the interior or exterior of your home or business is a large-scale project. Equipping yourself with the right tools for the job can save time and create a quality finish for your painted walls and surfaces. Using a paint sprayer offers some advantages to the traditional roller or brush painting.

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What Is a Paint Sprayer?

Paint sprayers use a cup or reservoir to hold the paint and a pump system to pull the paint through tubing to the spray tip. Paint is sprayed in a fine mist through the adjustable tip, allowing you to methodically cover interior walls and exterior surfaces. Paint sprayers can range from basic DIY models that are airless, mechanical pumps to high-end professional models that use compressed air to atomize the liquid paint into an aerosol.

What Other Tools Are Required?

While no specialized tools are required to use a paint sprayer, extensive preparation of the area to be painted is necessary. Tarps and painter's tape are a must to avoid paint spray splatters. Respirator masks for those using the paint sprayer are also necessary to avoid paint inhalation. Finally, the paint sprayer must be broken down and fully cleaned immediately after each use to avoid paint clogs in the tubing and sprayer nozzle, so some cleaning supplies are handy to have.

Why Use a Paint Sprayer?

Paint sprayers are often an excellent choice in painting new construction interiors when large areas must be painted evenly and efficiently, and no furniture, fixtures, nor flooring have been installed. Paint sprayers also are a fine choice for exterior painting, particularly on surfaces such as stucco or wood where the surface is uneven or naturally rough.

What Are the Pros of Using a Paint Sprayer?

Paint sprayers offer many benefits, including:

  • Creates an even coat on large surfaces.
  • Makes it easier to paint a wide range of exterior surfaces including brick, stucco, wood, and siding.
  • Saves time in comparison to roller or brush painting.

What Are the Cons of Using a Paint Sprayer?

Paint sprayers do have some drawbacks, including:

  • Preparing the painting area to avoid paint splatters.
  • Paint can become clogged in the tubing.
  • Costs – a higher quality paint sprayer will be more expensive.

If you're considering a large-scale painting project for your home or business that would be much easier done with a paint sprayer, contact the professionals at Major Painting Company for a consultation and estimate today.

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