Commercial paint sprayers
Brushes and rollers have been the traditional tool for painters and decorators for years, but with advancements in technology, you can now use a paint spray indoors to cut down the time it takes to complete jobs.
Commercial spray guns can be expensive and require preparations and regular maintenance, but they will help you carry out any painting much quicker than using a brush and roller and, in most cases, can offer a better overall finish.
There are 4 main different types of paint sprayers:
- Airless paint sprayers
- Conventional compressor sprayers
- Handheld paint sprayers
- HVLP paint sprayers
All have their advantages and disadvantages for different jobs and applications, so it’s important to do your research when investing in new paint spraying technology.
If you are going to be spraying, you should consider buying some spray shields, which you can use to stop overspray.
If you were to use a brush or a roller, you would probably use tape to stop paint from getting onto the areas you don’t want to be painted, but a spray gun will often have a much wider spray zone, so a shield will be much more effective than tape.
A simple tool, but it’ll make a big difference if you regularly need to pour paints. A task that can often be tricky as there is nothing to help direct the paint where you need it to go, so could potentially lead to spilt paint.
You can buy a small device called a paint spout that attaches onto the rim of your paint tin, which makes the paint pour out in one direction. It also stops paint from running down the side of the tin, so you won’t leave any pools of paint when you put the tin down.
Some paint manufacturers have even innovated the design of paint containers to include an integrated, re-sealable opening and spout to enable pouring and provide a way to keep paint fresh for longer periods of time.