Exterior house paint in Kansas City is applied in two ways: Spray only or spray and backroll. You could brush an entire house, but that hasn’t happened in over 50 years.
So with only two options, one of the most common questions we get is “How does Crestwood Painting apply exterior paint?”
There are a range of opinions on this, but understanding the factors involved can help homeowners make the best decision.
An even, consistent paint film will give a home the longest-lasting protection from weather, UV and yes, bird poop.
- Consistent paint thickness per manufacturer’s specs
- More efficient
On a breezy Kansas City summer day, paint can easily “skin over” before it is backrolled.
- Less chance of drips or runs
- Easier color transitions (light to dark no problem)
- All areas of the house get exactly the same coverage
Spray & Backroll
Spray the paint for efficient application and then immediately roll over (backroll) to work it into the nooks and crannies. While backrolling does fill small gaps it also creates uneven film thickness in the paint – think of rolling a red dining room with white paint. On a breezy Kansas City summer day the paint can easily “skin over” before it is backrolled, especially of the roller is busy moving ladders or drop cloths.
- Widely varying paint thickness
- Timing is critical
- Weather is a factor
- “Hard” areas don’t get backrolled
- Unnecessary multiple existing coats
- Less effective on smoother surface
There are several factors that make backrolling more of a challenge – timing and weather top the list. With questionable benefits and difficult execution, Crestwood Painting falls squarely in the “spray only” camp. Give us a call and we’ll show you the difference it’ll make on your home.