Reasons for Choosing Spray Painting Over Conventional Methods

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Every DIY painting project requires finishing at some point. Usually, you need to apply some kind of lacquer, oil, solvent based or water based paint to protect the surface of your finished product. But what do you use to apply the paint? If you are still wondering if the traditional painting is good for your project and you need to consider some things before deciding, here are some reasons for using spray paint.


spray paintingYou can spray paint a finish faster than you can rag or brush it, irrespective of the size or shape. When you spray, the finish material is broken into tiny particles by a stream of air, so it dries very fast. You can touch lacquers, vanishes, and water-based products in minutes and sand and recoat it in an hour. Applying several coats of finish in one day makes the process very efficient. Also because of the rapid drying time, dust particles have very little time for settling. This reduces or completely eliminates the need to sand the surface between the coats.

Easy of Repairing Glitches

It is possible to remove small blemishes and small scratches easily during the painting process when using spray paint. You simply need to sand down and re-coat stains and keep on building up the spray finish to thin layers.


If you can create a finish with a rag or brush, you can get the same results as with spray paint. This is however not true in reverse. You cannot wipe or brush all finishes which can be sprayed. For instance, you can use spray painting techniques like shading and toning, but such is impossible by hand.

Easy to Learn

Spray painting is usually easy to master, and you will get a professional finish much easier than with conventional methods of painting.


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When you use correctly prepared spray guns, you have perfect control over where and how the finish is applied. You only need to learn spray painting techniques and how to prepare the spraying gun. You can adjust the air-fluid flow, pressure and fan size to allow even and light coat, hence eliminating brush marks and thick spots.

Quality Finishes

Investing in a spray system will provide quality finishes consistently. You will minimize or eliminate many problems that you get with hand finishes like sags, trapped air bubbles, and drips.

If you are have not decided what painting method to use then, you can choose to spray paint because of these reasons. It will make you work easier and faster than the conventional methods.…

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