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Spray or Brush?

Consider prep time, conditions, and cleanup to determine the fastest way to tackle an exterior paint job

We know surface prep is a big part of any paint job. But once that’s out of the way, there are two choices for applying a fresh coat of exterior paint or stain: by brush or with a sprayer. Brushwork is slower but more predictable; sprayers can get the job done in a fraction of the time — under the right conditions. Pros who work with either or both techniques know which to employ to get the best result in any given situation. Their knowledge is what this article will explore: Through the voice of professional painters, it will take a detailed look at the factors smart painters weigh when determining whether to use a brush or a sprayer, factors that range from the type of finish being applied, to the staging available, to the skill level of their crew.

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