When it comes to repainting your window frames, doors, garages and kitchen cupboards it is important to know the best way to apply the paint. We often speak to customers who were considering painting their home fixtures themselves, whether that is by using a brush (arrrrrgh) or a small roller. We always explain why spraying is the only real way to achieve a professional finish to your work.
It Takes less time – When you are using a quality paint sprayer the process is much quicker than painting with a brush or roller. You can cover a larger area in a shorter space of time and achieve an even coverage.
You will use less paint – When you use a brush to apply paint it soaks into the bristles, this means that more paint is used, often paint is also applied in thicker layers. When spraying the paint is evenly applied to the surface and excessive amounts are not used.
It is neater – Have you ever tried to brush paint a door frame or window sill, its awful! You can never avoid getting paint on the glass or making an untidy mess. Spraying gives a much cleaner finish with little or no over-spray, provided the correct preparations have been made and the areas fully masked off.
You can achieve a smoother finish – When you use a brush or roller to apply paint it is often difficult to avoid brush marks, this can completely ruin the look of your work. When spraying, paint is evenly applied to the surface resulting in an attractive and professional looking finish.
This would depend on a few factors, the ability of the person using the can, the quality of the pain in the can and the size of the area to be painted. If you are planning to spray a large area then spray cans simply aren’t cost effective and a paint sprayer would be a better option.
Most people have done very little spray painting before, let alone spray painting their window frames, doors or kitchen units. Because of this, it is often difficult to get a good finish from a spray can. Often paint is applied too thickly, resulting in runs and drips. It can also be difficult to achieve an even coverage.
Spray painting is a skilled trade and takes many years of experience to perfect. Although it may appear to be easy, there are many factors that need to be considered in order to achieve a high quality and professional finish.
Preparation – This is the first and possibly one of the most important stages of any spray painting job, Spraylords will clean all the dirt and grime from the surfaces of the areas to be sprayed.
Masking – Before any paint is applied we make sure that the areas which don’t require a new paint colour are fully and thoroughly masked off. We use high quality masking materials, plastic film sheeting, paper masking roll and high quality “bleed free” tape.
Chemical Cleaning – For UPVC spraying, we use safe chemicals to strip the plastic window frames and doors of their weathering. We also use a very fine Scotch to prepare the surface for the Grip Coat.
The Grip Coat – This is the first layer of paint which is applied, similar to an undercoat, this gives the paint something to grip on to.
The Finish Coat – This is the final stage of our process, this is where we apply your chosen paint colour/s. We only use the finest “specialist coatings”.
Post-spray Cleaning – After the final coat has been applied we leave the areas clean and tidy, removing all masking materials and ensuring your property is as it was prior to the job being done.