Painting your home is a job best left to the professionals. When you hire a pro to do the work, you can rest assured that the results will be exactly what you want.
However, you may have your own ideas about the right and wrong way to paint your home. While it is fine to voice your concerns to the pros, leave the ultimate decision up to them. Painting is their job, and they know the best way to get the job done with the best results.
One of the most common concerns for homeowners is whether the paint will be brushed or sprayed. Many people believe that spraying a home is not the best choice. They feel that with brushing, you can really work the paint into the wood.
This is simply not true because paint is not made to soak into the wood. You can brush and brush and brush, and the paint is only going to adhere to the top layer. Providing a painter knows how to work with a sprayer, you can get the same quality results with spraying.
Another common belief is that homes are not normally sprayed with paint, but brushed. This, too, is not true. There are many instances when homes are sprayed. Spraying offers faster results than brushing, and when done properly, delivers the same level of quality. There are cases where homes are brushed, such as when the home is small, or the contractor does not own spraying equipment. Smaller homes are often brushed because it can take longer to prep the home for spraying than it would to brush it.
Finally, many people believe that peeling paint occurs when a home has been sprayed. Again, this is not true. Peeling occurs because of moisture or because the surface was not properly prepped. Whether you brush or spray, if you fail to prep the site or if there is moisture transferred, you will experience peeling paint.
Your painting professional will help you decide which method is best for your home, and he/she will deliver the best results, no matter which method is used.