Painting large areas can be fast, simple and easy if you would pick the right tool and use it the proper way. For large-scale painting jobs that involve surfaces with cracks, bumps, gaps and other imperfections, a paint sprayer may be a wise and practical choice. Paint sprayers also allow one to efficiently and flawlessly tackle and cover surfaces with complex or intricate designs.
Paint sprayers come in different sizes, models, and power ranges. Identifying which type of paint sprayer would be most appropriate for your paint job requirement would depend on the size, material, and complexity of your surface. The suitability of the type of paint sprayer that you would be using for your paint job is very vital to achieving or realizing your desired result or output.
Below are a couple of reasons why best paint sprayers have gained popularity among professional painters and many homeowners.
It’s fast and reliable
Compared to using a paint brush or a roller, which usually take not just a lot of time but also a great deal of effort to cover an entire surface, using a paint sprayer offers not just efficiency but also reliability.
Paint rollers, because of their size and shape, are not ideal for painting small and hard-to-reach spaces such as nooks and corners of a wall, sides between the narrow gaps of a wooden chair, or a piece of furniture with intricate details. On the other hand, it is quite difficult to make coatings with uniform thickness when using a paint brush.
Moreover, paint rollers can leave scratches if you would force to squeeze it into hard-to-reach spots. Conversely, paint brushes can create unsightly bumps and uneven coatings on your surface since paint may not evenly stick onto the paint brush.
Fortunately, we are not left without a better option or alternative. There are several types of paint sprayers that you may choose from so you can be sure to find one that was made for your paint job requirement.
Surfaces, which are impossible to be perfectly and flawlessly covered using a paint brush or a roller, can be easily done by properly using the appropriate type of paint sprayer. This is because paint sprayers emit paint in the form of mists or tiny particles, which are able to reach nooks and corners without leaving scratches and paint bumps on your surface.
However, you should also consider if the size or scale of surface you would be working on would be worth the time you would spend for doing prep works and for cleaning the sprayer.
If your budget would allow and you think you would be doing a lot of small paint jobs in the future, then you may consider investing in an HVLP [High Volume Low Pressure] sprayer, which is good for small-scale paint jobs. There are also HVLP sprayers, which may be used with lacquer, varnish or sanding sealers but these types are usually sold at a high price.
There’s a wide range of choices
As mentioned earlier, paint sprayers come in different types, sizes, as well as power-ranges designed and made available for household or professional use. Two of the most common types are the air paint sprayers, which use compression to pump paint out, and the airless paint sprayers, which use pressure to eject the paint.
Air paint sprayers are able to produce more uniform and even coatings than their airless counterparts but are also generally more expensive. When buying a paint sprayer, pick the most appropriate type that fits your budget.
Note also that there are paint sprayer models that are able to handle only one type of paint, and there are some advanced models that can be used with more than one type of paint. There are also models that may be adjusted according to the thickness of the paint that will be used at a certain time.
For small-scale paint jobs, you may opt to use a portable type of paint sprayer. Painting large structures, on the other hand, would normally require using bigger types or models of paint sprayers.
Paint sprayers can range from a hundred to a thousand dollars depending on the type and model. They can be cordless, electricity-powered, or gas-powered. Some models also come with carts or portable wheels.