Spray Cans are great to start off or great for doing smaller Kits. It took about a day and a half from removing the doors to putting them back with new doorknobs– we’ll get there in a second . Gibbons suggests getting used to a paint sprayer before painting the desired space. Spray vs. Brush & Roll One of the more popular questions I’m asked when providing exterior paint estimates: Do you guys spray or do it by hand (brush and roll)? Primer is mainly to make paint stick. However, Airbrush is much cheaper in the long run. For rough stucco, expect to use twice as much paint as you would on a solid surface. thanks, Sandra 5slb6. Paint is applied to areas where it is not intended (especially on windy days) Now let’s take a moment to view things from your perspective as a home owner in regard to brush and roller vs. sprayer. Brush painting stucco is time-intensive and costly at up to $5 per square foot, but spray painting runs less than $3 per foot, and the results are similar. But they have another option too. But when painting a house by hand, you only need to put on your old pair of jeans and shirt, pop open the can, and start painting—preparation requires ten minutes, tops. After trying both techniques, the conclusion we made about hand-painting vs spraying is this: If you choose to use a paint sprayer, the whole process will probably take longer. “The paint sprays out in a fine even mist which helps you achieve the most pristine finish when painting surfaces like cabinets, doors, or other millwork.” Paint sprayers are very fast, and—once you get the hang of it—very easy. On the other hand, spray painting kitchen cabinets involves using a paint sprayer to evenly apply each coat of paint over the cabinet doors. The cost of spray paint is going to come down to the brand, purpose, sheen, volume, and color. The house needs masking and tarps, and you need to get properly suited and masked up. Paint spraying is all about preparation. On average, a can of spray paint is going to be anywhere from $1 to $8 per can. I’d say save the $50. Would it be better to spray paint or hand brush this type of siding? Member Since: 07/28/02 1356 lifetime posts. 06:58PM | 06/18/09. How much does spray paint cost? Here are a couple of questions you should ask. There are two methods for painting cabinets: brush painting and spray painting. A can of chrome spray paint, for instance, be about $8 per can, whereas a metallic spray will be less than $4 at most major retailers. Today, few people would choose a brush over a roller to paint an entire wall in a house. They might choose to spray paint the wall instead of rollering it. It was also really hard to get the jar screwed on the spray head correctly – in fact, trying to tighten it I dropped a full plastic jar on the ground and spattered myself from the knees down and wasted a ton of paint. Meaning, do we apply the paint to the exterior of a home with an airless sprayer (most common) or by hand (brush and roll). Brush painting is exactly what it sounds like — using a paintbrush or roller to apply paint. Gentler textures require less, and spray painting makes the most of every drop. I think spray painting leaves a different texture than hand painting – it’s not as smooth. Average Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets. Cost to Paint Vinyl Siding Air brush can do much smaller details and also able to pre-shade the parts. Brush-Work Is Gratifying . You also don't have to mask the whole part if you've airbrush, just mask around the area and paint small details. There is an ongoing debate over whether spray painting or roller painting is best for interior or exterior painting. Spray Painting vs. Brush Painting. The average cost to paint kitchen cabinets ranges from $900 to $3,800.Professional painters charge $3 to $10 per square foot of painting surface area or $50 to $100 per door.Costs depend on the cabinet layout and size, the painting method, the condition of the cabinets, and labor costs.