Why You should Switch To Spray Paint Over Regular Paint

Posted by Kylie Moles TEAM101 on 13th Oct 2020

Why You should Switch To Spray Paint Over Regular Paint

Whether you are painting outside furniture and amenities or redecorating indoors, one argument that comes up frequently is whether to use a traditional brush and pot of paint or to go down the spray painting route. While both methods have their pros and cons, we are going to discuss why we think spray painting is the superior choice when it comes to painting and what you should look out for when it comes to choosing good quality spray paint.

Why Choose Spray Paint

The question that is most frequently asked is "why choose spray paint over regular paint"? The biggest and most obvious advantage of spray painting is its ability to cover larger areas at a fraction of the time it would take to brush or roll. Not only is the time-saving element a huge pro, spray painting offers high, even coverage with no brush strokes.

While spray painting can be messier than brush painting, especially indoors, with the right preparation and products, it can produce high-quality results in good time.

What Surfaces Can Be Spray Painted?

A common misconception is that spray paint can only be used on metal or wood surfaces and mostly for outdoor purposes. Spray paint is actually very versatile and can be used on a wide range of surfaces from concrete and plasterboard, to wood, metal, glass plastic and more. Some spray paints are designed for particular materials however our range of TYGRIS spray paints are designed to be compatible with most surfaces. For best results, we would recommend using a primer first, especially on already painted surfaces though our Spray Paints give excellent results without a primer as well.

Which Spray Paints are the best?

The biggest thing to look for when choosing a good quality spray paint is to look at the nozzle design. The flow and ease of which the paint exits the can makes all the difference.

We would recommend using our range of TYGRIS Acrylic Spray Paints for most applications and surfaces. What makes our aerosol spray paints stand out from other regular spray paints is its uniquely crafted Varispray cap which allows you to adjust the angle, width and flow of the paint through a small lever on the cap. Adjust to a wide-angle spray for bigger areas or a narrow spray for better precision.

All of our spray paints are rust preventative, water and scratch-resistant with high coverage coating with or without a primer base. They also come with colour coded collars for easy access and to prevent colour confusion.

Available in a range of colours in a Matte or Gloss finish, you can be sure that we have what you need at TYGRIS Industrial!

How Long Does Spray Paint Take To Dry?

Believe it or not, spray paint dries quicker than brushed on paint, allowing you to apply a second and third coat within 5 minutes depending on the room temperature and thickness of your coat. If applied properly the surface should be dry to the touch in around 30 minutes and completely dry in under 24 hours. One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to spray painting and drying is over application - using too much product than is necessary. This can result in a longer dry time.

Whether you are a regular painter or a novice, spray painting is an ideal chose for any project that requires an even coat of paint. 

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