The difference is plain and obvious, staring right at you in the face. Spray painting is much faster but rolling offers quality finish. It’s one versus the other but let’s look into the details so you can judge for yourself.
If you’re worried about masking close by objects, then roll painting is the way to go. Let’s admit it, masking is a tedious chore and spray painting requires that you cover all nearby objects. Of course, any paint job calls for it but its relatively less of a hassle with roll painting.
Also, if you want to skip the ceiling and only paint the surrounding walls, then roll paint will do just fine.
If you’re a procrastinator who’s likely to put off things, roll painting is ideal for you. You can decide to take breaks even. This won’t come in the way of your paint job or tamper with the result. With spray paint, it’s an all or nothing deal. If you don’t like piling on tools or accessories, roll painting comes with few props like roller cover, tray liner, and paint tray.
Cutting to the chase, spray-paint is a lot more expensive. There is a large amount of product wastage with spray-paint as an estimated one-third of spray paint ends up in the air, as opposed to the proposed surface. Even the additional tools are pricey so if you’re looking for an economical deal, roll painting is the preferred choice.
Do you hate the idea of cleaning every surface before painting? Well, roll painting is here to save the day. This allows a lot more leeway in this department.
Now let’s assess how spray-painting is idyllic in certain circumstances.
If you’re going to be painting a house that you’ve just moved into, then spray-painting is a lot more flexible and efficient. The house is a blank canvas with zero furniture so you can spray paint with abandon! It is fast. There’s no denying that.
Painting an exterior object or place like a playpen or garage where you don’t have to bother about spraying paint on objects that are well within range. This is where spray paint comes in handy.
If your surface has detailed or complex textures like crown molding, dentils, cornicles or masonry, then spray paint is suitable because it can seep into narrow crevices and folds, unlike roll painting. Spray net aluminum painting works on well-defined surfaces like pipework and roofs.