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Posted: July 30, 2010

Paint Scraper, Putty Knife, Sandpaper/Sanding Block, Stiff Brush, Power Washer, Ladders, Sprayer

Spray vs Brush Method of Application:

Jeremiah Owen of Vivax Pro Painting, also known as Hey Paint Guy, says it depends on the type of surface.

“Cedar for instance is porous and has linear grains so you’ll want to brush or spray and back brush. This means you spray to get the paint on the surface and then brush before the paint has an opportunity to dry so you can work it into the grooves,” according to Owen. For stucco, it has sponge-like porosity that would require rolling or spray and back-roll. If you are dealing with any smooth composite siding, masonite or James Hardy the preferred method is spraying. This creates an even consistent coat with a smoother finish that allows the water to bead and roll off. You want this because it helps ensure the longevity of the paint job.”

If you think about it, this makes sense. You wouldn’t brush or roll a car or industrial finish, would you? It looks better and lasts longer. Most pro paint companies use the spraying method when its most appropriate because thats how they can ensure their warranties. In Owen’s case a Guarantee of Quality and a 4 or 7 year “No Fine Print Warranty”.