Spray Finish On Site
Waterborne lacquer and a modest spray setup yield quick, quality painted work
People often ask why I spray finish a lot of my own cabinetry, built-ins, and trim on site. The answer depends on why you’re asking the question. If you’re wondering why I spray finish instead of using prefinished options, it’s because a spray finish means more leeway for caulking transitions, filling nail holes, plugging screws, and sanding joints that need a bit of extra touchup work. If you’re questioning my choice of a spray finish over a brushed finish, the answer is that a spray finish is faster to apply and smoother to the touch. If you’re wondering why anybody would bear the hassle of doing a spray finish on site instead of in a dedicated booth, I’d ask if you were offering me a bigger shop. And if you’re asking why I spray finish on my own rather than pick up the phone and call a painter to do the spraying for me, well, that just comes down to how much control I want over my work, and whether I’d rather pay a subcontractor or myself.