I spray a lot of apartments. We simply can't back roll due to volume. They look like crap when maintenance touch them up. I'd back roll in a residential setting. If you're spraying and back rolling anything other than flat it's still going to be hard to touch up. But we have a more critical view because we are looking at it all day.Easy E said:I have a question for you paint sprayers, do you guys ever spray walls and with no back rolling or are you always back rolling.thanks in advance
I think your confusing the want to back roll with the ability to spray with great results. Just because someone back rolls doesn't mean they suck at spraying.Ok, if you have a couple of flunkies (just kidding) and you pay them to do SOMETHING, have them backroll out.
If you're a one man band with an airless, FUK backrolling.
I've never had a job sprayed with an airless that needed or wanted backrolling. If you can't freaking finish a job by just spraying and need backrolling, somethings wrong with how you paint, and how you regard labor saving devices. OK? OK
Not talking about acceptable. Talking about good.Thousands of places get sprayed everyday without being backrolled. If you can't spray without backrolling to make the place look acceptable, then yes, something IS wrong with the way you spray. I've been spraying for decades and have never backrolled. I find it redundant and a waste of my time and energy. All my spray jobs turn out excellent.
If you don't have airless issues (heavy trails from the spray tip), those stripes you mention are probably too much paint resin built up in one area. Over time (6 mo. cure time), those problem looking streaks will usually dry out significantly and be less noticable. BTW, going over light colors with same is usually no problem. It's when you're going light to dark or dark to light that it can look crappy, especially on smooth surfaces (like smooth wide lap siding).Tell me how you can 1 coat color match with zero visible stripes at a 45 degree view in broad daylight a day after its dried. Because I'll be danged if I have figured it out.