Is spray painting best for my job?

Which one is for me?

In our many years of painting experience, spray painting or roller is a common query we get from many home or business owners. So, we thought we’d flesh out some pro’s and con’s of both spray painting to help you make an educated decision on which will suit your needs.




  • Smoother finish means beautiful looking walls.
  • Easy to clean marks off, great for a small family or pets.
  • Faster.
  • Easier to coat uneven/awkward surfaces.



  • Can look thin on the wall, so some colours are better suited than others.
  • Preparation before spraying is greater.
  • Expensive equipment.
  • Experience required for a perfect finish.
  • May need to back roll anyway depending on initial layer.




  • Renders a thicker coat of paint for a more opaque finish.
  • More practical for skirting and architraves.
  • Touch up’s down the track are easier with a brush/roller, spray touch-ups require a whole wall.



  • Bumpier finish can make spot cleaning difficult.
  • Done quickly rollers can leave streaks and unsightly

Jamie and his team of Adelaide professional painters are experiences in both spray and roller applications and are available to answer any questions you may have. We are also a Dulux Accredited Painter, using only high-quality Dulux paints to ensure the best finish for your job.


At Pridal Services, we are Adelaide-based professional painters. We offer high quality painting services for
Adelaide homes, commercial sites, heritage properties and more.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and will deliver a superior service at a competitive price. Speak to us today for a fast and free quote.

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