There are many things to consider when painting the interior walls of your commercial building. Of course, one of the first things you need to consider is how you are going to paint them? You can either paint your walls with a pneumatic spray gun or with paint rollers and brushes. Both approaches have different drawbacks and advantages that you need to consider before starting the project. This article explains the main differences between the two approaches. It should help you determine which will be more practical and efficient for your particular property.
Painting with a Pneumatic Spray Gun
Painting with a pneumatic spray gun is simple, but you will probably need to rent the machine for the project. This is generally more expensive than buying rollers and brushes. Operating the machine is actually very easy, so don't be intimidated. The rental will come with thorough operating and cleaning instructions.
Using a spray gun does require a lot more prep work. You need to take extra measures to protect your area from overspray. This means you should cover the entire floor of any room you are painting with plastic. Basically, any surface that you don't want paint on should be fully covered. You also need to tape off your edges to create clean, straight lines. Although it will probably take longer to prep the room, the actual painting will go much quicker. Spray guns shoot out the paint quickly, allowing you to cover a larger area in a shorter amount of time.
Painting with Paint Rollers and Brushes
In general, painting with rollers and brushes is more straightforward. Most people have some sort of painting experience, so it is easy to find helpers. You can get a few people to help with the rolling and speed up the process.
Using paint rollers requires much less prep work. You don't necessarily need to cover every square inch of your floor when you are painting with a roller. There is much less overspray, so you don't need to be as thorough when it comes to masking off the area. Also, you need a different approach to creating straight lines on the edges. Instead of taping, you can freehand (or cut in) the lines.
In the end, spraying and rolling will yield similar results. If you have several laborers on the job, rolling might be easier. On the other hand, if you are painting by yourself, a spray gun will speed up the job.
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