Spray VS Roller/Brushing for Exterior Painting

Questions & AnswersSpray VS Roller/Brushing for Exterior Painting
Mike asked 6 years ago

I am in the process of obtaining bids on the exterior of my home. It has 4″ tongue and groove Redwood siding that is peeling and checking badly.

Several of the contractors spray on the paint and do not recommend roller and brushing. They say that the only reason they brush is because they cannot afford the spray insurance and that they can also get too thick of a coat of paint and the wood is unable to breath.

I have always felt that a brush and roller is better in that it works the paint into the surface to improve adhesion and coverage. I realize that the prep work is the most important part of the process but assuming that is the same; do you feel there is an advantage to either system?

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