An ultimate guide to use paint sprayer and roller concerning different purposes and advantages!
Though painting with a roller or sprayer seems all the same, there are slight differences between these two in respect of efficiency, finishing touch and types. Also some things should never be chosen to paint by this two individually as there might be problems of fading, roller border marks and ridges as well.
You might get tips or ideas from your superior that you can do all the jobs with rollers where you need sprayers or with sprayer whereas you need rollers. But this concept is totally wrong as there is a lacking of perfection and all the money may go in vein sometimes. So let’s clear the confliction and see the comparison of paint sprayer and rollers.
|Paint roller||Paint sprayer|
|Paint roller is used for painting large surfaces like walls continuously and at minimum labor||Paint sprayer is a container, compressor and sprayer tip combination to spread the color paint pigments towards the surface|
|Paint roller has frame and cover where the cover absorbs the paint and frame delivers the paint simultaneously to the roller. That is why we don’t need to refill the paint roller like sprayer and just do it by sinking in the paint bucket||Though in paint sprayer a paint container is attached, it is often disgusting and boring to refill it over and over again|
|As roller paint is great for smooth surface like walls it give smoothness, extra finishing and paints absorption to the wall||In this case paint sprayer is not good enough to show perfection|
|Thicker paints, oil based and latex paints are not recommended for rollers as its foam absorbs all of these paints and the painting on surfaces will be irregular||In this case paint sprayers are the best solutions|
|Rollers are recommended to use in bigger surface||For the medium or tiny stuffs at home sprayer will be the best solutions|
|Sprayer can provide different kinds of pattern in painting where rollers can’t. Though there are different sizes rollers||Also sprayer has tips to give extra texture look|
|Foam rollers don’t last a long time and you can’t reuse the roller after every use||Sprayer has long lasting user performances|
|Roller gives sharp edge finishing and no color spreading’s||Most challenging part of sprayer is to avoid the areas that are not supposed to be painted. Like the window corner or any sharp subjects. Though masking other objects with papers or covering decreases the problem in sprayer painting but that is not perfect enough at all|
|You can’t use a roller to paint any surfaces like designs, curves or tiny objects||Sprayer can be used on rough surfaces like designs, carved furniture and tiny objects. Also no coating or filling is necessary for a paint sprayer|
|Roller has no injurious problems like sprayer||As paint sprayers works on high pressure, it can inject paints into the skin if skin is too near to the sprayer tip. It can be dangerous as the paint can contain harmful or even deadly chemical properties. For this case medical aid is always advised|
|Rollers will save your money as there is no operating cost||Though it can be airless or air based paint sprayer, it will cost you some bucks to operate. Because of creating pressure, you would require electricity for motors, gas or fuel if it is any machine|
|You can’t paint higher objects with this standing on ground||Many paint sprayers have hose pipes. So you can’t use a paint sprayer to paint your ceiling and even high objects where using rollers will be tough|
|Painting with roller needs previous experiences as a double rolling can change the color density on the ground||Using a sprayer is pretty easier than rollers as no experience is necessary for this|
When to choose paint roller and when sprayer?
So it’s always confusing to choose sprayer or roller in different purposes. Here you will be directed with some examples.
Paint sprayers are always smart decisions as it can be used almost everywhere and have wide range of multifunction. High volume and low pressure based sprayers are best for painting furniture, indoor handicrafts, stairs, window; cabinets etc as there are more pigment and paint density in a short area. Similarly, low volume and high pressure based sprays are good for painting long distances objects and vast areas. It has different painting variations, sizes and styles. There are two types of sprayers: airless and air based. Both of them have different facilities. In airless paints, paint is pushed to spray and in air based additional air is used to force the paint into spray. So it is easy! Plug in, pour paints, lock up and spray to your objects!
Rollers can maintain a constant painting contrast and density. For this rollers are widely used for painting walls and floors. It is mostly chosen for industrial and professional works. But it’s important to choose the appropriate fabric of the roller as there are variations; For example, for rough surfaces long pile, foam for plain surface, semi pile for medium rough surface etc. Paint rollers give extremely thinner layer and totally smoother after drying. Paints using rollers are seen to be much more absorbed than brush or sprayer. There are also thrill rollers of small length which can be used for short width painting and finishing touch up.