Both painting methods offer distinct benefits and disadvantages, so choosing a technique may not be a black-and-white decision.

What You Should Know About Brush Painting

  • Offers absolute control and precision

  • Applies even and smooth coverage

  • Requires more effort and takes more time than spray painting

  • Provides maximum paint adhesion and minimal paint waste

  • May leave brush marks behind

  • Is preferred for detailed work

What You Should Know About Spray Painting

  • Is a quick and effective method but can sometimes result in a finish with mediocre quality

  • Ensures that the painted surface is free of brush marks

  • Uses 2 to 3 times more paint than brushing

  • Reaches areas that aren’t easily accessible

  • Involves long preparation and cleanup times

  • May not allow the paint to adhere to the walls

  • Requires extensive knowledge and experience

What If You Can’t Choose One Method?

Both painting methods offer distinct benefits and disadvantages, so choosing a technique may not be a black-and-white decision. Depending on the surfaces you’re painting in your home, you can request that you’re Weddington painting contractor use both brush and spray applications. You can combine the two methods by back-brushing, a technique in which a painting contractor brushes over paint that has been applied with a sprayer before it dries. Spraying and then back-brushing allow the painter to cover surfaces quickly while ensuring that coverage is even and the paint adheres well.

If you want to utilize the spray application method in your Weddington home, hiring an experienced painting contractor like Paintline Painting is recommended so that you don’t have to purchase or rent special equipment or spend time researching the technique.

Exterior House Painting

Before We Start Your Exterior House Painting Job...

  • First we start with the washing of the house! A clean surface is the basis for any lasting paint coating system. We use a combination of low pressure and high pressure depending upon the surface and its conditions. Lower pressure of course will not remove paint as easily as higher pressure, so we may use low to clean claps free of dirt and mildew if we are not painting them. We also prefer low to clean and restore decks and siding as it offers a safer way to clean with out damaging. We design our washing based on each project and its needs, often using multiple cleaners and pressures based on the surfaces to clean and the coatings we are to apply. We then allow proper time to dry and when in doubt we check with our meters, specifically created to test for moisture in our substrates.

  • Once clean and dry, all areas of loose paint or coatings should be scraped and sanded. Extra sanding and smoothing can be performed for cosmetic considerations (feather or strip) if you would like. Please let us know if you desire extra sanding or preparation other than standard to be performed so we may price and perform as you would like.

  • All loose nails are re-nailed, and older loose caulking is removed as needed.We putty all nails and caulk all seams on trim as needed to seal unsightly gaps and prevent moisture penetration; seams on claps are caulked as well for same reasons.

  • Some older windows will require us to remove loose glazing and re-glaze as needed. Downspouts are also removed to properly paint all corners.

  • We prime for specific reasons as well. Most of our high end coating systems are actually self priming! We prime to retard knots from bleeding, retard tannin or cedar bleeding, or increase adhesion. There are many different reasons to prime and many primers to choose from. We identify each areas needs and prime accordingly!

  • We can remove and replace rotted wood. We will advise on damaged wood as we come across it!