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Commercial Painting: Spraying Vs. Brushing

Posted on Monday, 07 December 2015

Spraying Painting

When you first bought your place of business, you probably never thought about the day when you’ll need to hire professional commercial painting services in Needham to give the outside or inside a nice, new coat of paint. Whether that day is here for you or just around the corner, you’ll come across painting companies that choose different methods of painting: brushing or spraying. Don’t make the mistake of thinking they are equal in quality. Instead, check out which comes out on top.

Windy-Day Work

If your business needs a facelift, you can forget any work being done on windy days. Spraying requires low wind so that the paint can make it to the walls without trouble. Brushing, on the other hand, can be done on most dry, windy days because the paint is being applied directly to the surface with touch.

Prep Time

The time is takes to prepare materials and equipment can either hurt or help the turnaround time for painting services. Spraying takes quite a bit of prep time that is spent ensuring canisters are filled, protective sheets are put up, and gear is put on. Brushing wins out in this regard because painters only need to grab the right brushes and their bucket of paint before they’re ready to get to work.


While brushing typically takes longer than spraying, spraying tends to leave inconsistent coverage on your walls. This means too much and too little paint. By using brushes, professionals can better track how much paint is being used at all times.


Paint is usually expensive, so you definitely don’t want any of it to go to waste. Spraying can use between two and three times as much paint when compared to brushing, an unnecessary blow to your wallet.

When deciding on a company to hire, make sure you know which method they prefer to use. Getting commercial painting services in Needham is an investment, so consider how brushing is the better choice for you.