Full vs spot priming; spray brush and roll or just brush and roll?

Questions & AnswersFull vs spot priming; spray brush and roll or just brush and roll?
Jaimee asked 10 years ago

There is $1000 difference between two quotes I received on a paint job. Company #1 spot primes and sprays paint on, followed by a brush and roll. Company #2 does a full primer coat followed by a full finish coat using only brush and roll, but is $1000 more expensive. Which would you choose?

2 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

You have two painters that have different methods. If I understand you correctly; company #1 will spray the siding plus brush and roll the trim with scrape and prime where necessary, while company #2 with scrape and prime everything plus brush and roll the entire home.

I like company #2. Their methods will last longer than "blow & go". Another way to do it is prime everything (if needed) and spray 2 coats of paint on the siding and soffits with the first coat <a href="https://www.house-painting-info.com/back-rolling.html">back rolled</a>. The primer can also be back rolled for better adhesion. The rolling will push the primer or paint into surface cracks and nail heads, producing a better seal. Trim is almost always brushed.

I also like the idea of two coats on everything. The need for a full prime coat depends on your homes condition, but two coats are always better than one.

Anonymous answered.

It depend on the condition if you spot prime or full. Any professional should have a sprayer. Spray on and back roll. To roll only takes time and time is money you pay to them. I own a paint company and I wont scam you on time an roll and take twice as long.