It depends on the job, but it’s generally acknowledged to be at least four times faster than brush and roller. And that includes the masking time.
That’s great for cladding, roofs or ceilings.
And in nearly all instances, better. Take just one example, an intricate ceiling rose or cornice. With a brush, the paint has to be worked into every crevice and cranny. With a sprayer, it’s one pass.
The paint is very ‘wet’ on application. This means it adheres better, and thereby lasts longer.
With some coatings, particularly quick-drying ones these can be very noticeable.
Dents, cracks and small holes in substrates are effectively filled with a layer of paint.
All that’s required is an electrical supply, and the paint.
Less strain equals less lost time.
THE (PERCEIVED) CONS
Although it’s not really a con. Because when you use a brush and roller you only want the paint on the walls.
The machine does need to be kept clean. Flushing through and cleaning once the job is complete is essential. But then don’t you clean your brushes and roller when you’ve finished?
Yes it does, in comparison with a roller. But what about the time you’re saving? Assuming you only did twice as much work in the week, a small machine like a QP019 could pay for itself in two weeks. So now what’s expensive?