Would you use spray painter or roller brush?

q would you use spray painter or roller brush
  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 09, 2018
    foam brush for a more even look
  • for furniture, I always use a brush. Rollers sometimes add air bubbles on flat surfaces and a sprayer might waste too much paint. Just my opinion of course.
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 09, 2018
    An hvlp is best. You can buy inexpensive ones at harbor freight that hold a cup of paint at a time. It lays down a very thin coat of paint each time.
  • Phyllis Osborne Phyllis Osborne on Mar 09, 2018
    Brush or sponge brush
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Mar 10, 2018
    I would use a roller (foam) for the majority, a rush for the harder to reach spots
  • Jill C Jill C on Mar 10, 2018
    It depends on the type of paint and desired finish you are wanting to achieve. If you want a matte finish using chalk paint use a brush. If you want a glossy finish use spray paint.
  • Debbie Debbie on Mar 10, 2018
    I would use a brush as it allows for more control of the paint. I have found in using spray paint when you attempt to wipe some of it off it smears. Thus requiring sanding, etc to redo.
  • Amanda Amanda on Mar 10, 2018
    Definitely a brush, but add a leveler to the paint to eliminate the majority of the brush marks.
  • Sunimae Sunimae on Mar 10, 2018
    I have had the best outcome using a foam brush, and totally agree with the commenters above; they don't leave streaks like a fiber brush, or bubbles like a foam roller. And unlike a sprayer you don't spend hours masking off the area, and still get paint all over everything including yourself.
  • Arlin Robins Arlin Robins on Mar 10, 2018
    Again, it depends on the finish you are looking for. An old fashioned finish would require a brush, and pay attention to the direction of your lines. If you want a glossy, modern finish, then you either have to brush and sand between coats, or spray. But if you're going to spray, I recommend you use a brush to get all the engraved details first. Depending on your commitment to a professional quality finish, brush in the carved lines and use a lint free rag to rub off the over paint, where your brush touched the outer surfaces. Then spray paint the rest. Thin coats. And if you see brush hairs or bubbles, sand between coats. It takes longer, but remember that you're going to be looking at this piece for a long time, and you'll be happier with a high quality job.

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Mar 12, 2018
    I am a Spray paint kinda gal. I LOVE how simple...and Rustoleum paints around $3.00 a can at Home Depot...I go for it ! Sometimes I paint a linen white..spray...then go over it with a rag and an antiquing wax. Beautiful results !!
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