Paint Sprayers: Secret Tips For The Best Finish

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Painting is one of the most popular hobbies amongst people in their spare time, especially on the weekends. In this article, we will talk about why paint sprayers are becoming so popular and also give you some paint sprayer tips on how to achieve an even and vibrant finish when using a paint sprayer.

There are several reasons why painting is such a popular hobby and one of the main reasons is the fact that by doing the job themselves, people save a lot of money which would have otherwise been spent on getting a contractor to do the paint job. On the other hand, some people choose not to undertake painting jobs themselves because it is a very tiring and intensive job and it also takes up a lot of time.

However, the popularity of paint sprayers in the last few years has increased drastically because it does make painting projects a lot less time-consuming as well as less expensive.

A Smoother Finish

Like we have previously mentioned, paint sprayers are a lot quicker than traditional rollers and brushes because what happens with traditional methods is you don’t really get a smooth finish most of the time because brushes and rollers leave marks and uneven surfaces. Therefore, you end up having to rectify those uneven surfaces or having to paint a second coat and this results in not only buying more paint but also in more time spent on the paint project overall.

Paint spraying is much more commonly used by contractors or by professional painters and mainly because they are less time-consuming and also save on paint overall because only one coat of paint will be needed in most cases. And this is how these professionals are able to make a profit on the paint jobs because they are saving on basic materials and time on each job compared to someone who is using paint brushes and rollers.

However, in the last few years paint sprayers have become more readily available to other people as well, not just professional painters and contractors in the sense that many do-it-yourself stores now stock this equipment for people to buy for their day to day paint projects.

Different Sprayers For Different Jobs

There are so many different kinds of paint sprayers for painting jobs of different sizes and complexity and the sales staff in do-it-yourself stores are more than happy to advise you on the best product to suit your needs.

Woman with paint sprayerIf you are in the planning to do a very small painting project, it might not be cost effective to actually invest in a paint sprayer. In that case, you can just rent a paint sprayer from your local rental store for the time that you need it for and this will work out cheaper for you. Again, there are different types of paint sprayers available for rental and the most rental store staff are more than happy to advise you which ones would best suit the paints project you are planning to undertake.

The two main benefits of a paint sprayer is the fact that it achieves an even and smooth finish the first time, saving on time, and additionally, saves money by not having to employ a professional to do the job.

Getting A Fresh Look

Paint spraying is a very good method to use when trying to paint chipped off surfaces to give them a fresh look. For example, if you have wood or metal furniture that need a fresh look, paint spraying and then metal finishing is the best method to use.

One of the main things to look out for when purchasing a paint sprayer is what kind of nozzle it has because this will define the pattern of the coating on the painting surface and therefore is key to discuss with the sales staff in your do-it-yourself shop.

You can actually get paint sprayers with interchangeable nozzles and these are the best ones to get if you’re trying to achieve different patterns on either one surface or different surfaces. Once you have decided on the type of nozzle you want to purchase, the next key step is to operate it properly because this will affect the final finish drastically.

Using A Paint Sprayer Correctly

A lot of people who are new to paint spraying think the best way to use a paint sprayer is by having it close to the surface they are trying to paint which is not the correct method. This will not only result in the wastage of paint but it will also take longer to paint the paint surface in this way.Spray Painting Worker

The correct way to use a paint sprayer, which is the way professional painters do it, is to keep the paint sprayer at a distance of about 8 to 10 inches from the surface being painted.

This is the most cost-effective and time efficient way of using a paint sprayer which also results in a smooth and even finish which is the result you want to achieve.

Clear Requirements

The other thing to bear in mind if you are planning to employ a professional for your paint spraying job is the fact that you really need to make your requirements clear to them otherwise you will not get the finish you want and your investment will be wasted.

After reading this article, you should now have a good idea how paint sprayers can save you time and money. We have also given some basic paint sprayer tips on how to get the smooth and even finish for your paint job.

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Paint Sprayers: Secret Tips For The Best Finish was last modified: March 15th, 2015 by Jim Cross