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Hand Brushing vs Spray Painting – What to Know

Hand Brushing vs Spray Painting – What to Know

When painting the outside of your home, you may want to use conventional brushes or a paint sprayer. We will discuss the advantages of both in this article.

Option 1: Hand Brushing


Speed: If you’re the type that likes to get things done quickly, the best advantage of hand-brushing is that it’s a fast and efficient way to paint your house.

Cost-Effectiveness: Like anything, paint is not cheap. But when you brush, you only use a limited amount of paint, so your investment lasts a long time.

Less Mess: No roller or paint tray to clean up afterwards.



Skill level: It takes a lot of patience and skill to paint this way. You have to know what you’re doing with a brush.

Quality: Relatively speaking, these brush strokes can look more visible than a spray-painted finish.

Requires Brushing: If you want a very smooth finish, you have to brush it at least two or three times to achieve this.

Maintenance: If you hand brush your paint, you have to clean your brush after every use.


Option 2: Spray Painting


When done right, painting with a spray is actually very quick and easy. One of the fastest ways to paint your house!

Control: By controlling the nozzle and the distance you hold it from your house, you can achieve a wide range of finishes, from flat to glossy.

Cost-Effectiveness: It’s much more efficient to spray. You use less paint, and less time is needed for drying.

Less Mess: The paint comes out of a can so cleanly that no clean up is necessary. Roller or tray? What’s that?

Quality: Much fewer brushstrokes show.



It’s slower than painting by hand, but the trade off is time saved in the future because the paint sticks to the surface better than the one that’s been brushed.

Skill level: You have to know how to use a spray gun and do it correctly.

Maintenance: You have to clean the spray gun after every use. It’s not hard, but it does take a little time and effort.


To resolve the cons, you can hire a spray painting service to help! Get in touch with us today to see how we can help create a refreshing, new home.