Advantages of using a paint brush rather than spraying gun
- Painting exterior with a brush conserves paint in a huge way.
Spraying your exterior wastes an incredible amount of paint, because much of it drifts away.
- You can jump in or out of the project faster.
As long as the paint is water-soluble latex and you've got running water and that great brush-cleaning secret, the paint-brush comb, it takes only a couple of minutes.
- Almost zero prep work required.
Masking is required if painting a house with a sprayer. But with a paint brush all you need to do is lay a canvas drop cloth on the ground just below your work area.
- You can pinpoint those problem areas better
When dealing with small, complex areas, the paint sprayer isn't much help. However, the paintbrush is perfect for those knots or cracks where you need an extra daub of paint.
- Brush-work is pure instant gratification.
Paint-spraying is all about preparation. For the house, you need masking and tarps. For you, you need to get properly suited and masked up.
But when painting a house by hand, you only need to put on your old pair of jeans and shirt, pop open the can, and start painting bten minutes, tops.