Brush, roll or spray; Which is the preferred method
Exterior paint can be applied using a variety of methods. The purpose of this post is to compare and contrast the most common methods and to explain how the processes we employ at Sisu Painting are guaranteed to get the best results.
Brushing and Rolling
Brushing and Rolling is a manual process that involves the application of two coats to meet manufacturer specifications. While this type of process is both time and labor intensive, the painter is able to control the process and achieve an even coat and desired thickness. This method provides excellent overall coverage, particularly important on “rough” siding surfaces such as cedar shakes or T-111.
If your siding is hardy plank construction that is smooth and non-porous, back brushing or rolling may not be necessary or even the best application, however; eaves, corner boards and trim almost always require two coats of paint with back-brushing or rolling for an even and attractive paint application.
Airless sprayers are commonly used for exterior paint applications because the spraying method allows for a uniform paint application (in terms of thickness) as well as a relatively fast drying time. However, when working with rough siding such as cedar or T-111, the airless spraying method does not allow the paint to absorb into the siding and often results in an inconsistent coverage and eventual paint failure.
At Sisu we bring the best of both methods to your exterior paint job…
To achieve the quality results you’ve come to expect from Sisu, our painters apply the first coat of exterior paint using an airless sprayer followed immediately by back-brushing or back-rolling to assure that the paint is worked evening into the siding surface. They finish with a top coat. This method combines the best of both worlds to achieve the most attractive and longest lasting paint application possible.
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