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Is it Better to Spray Paint Furniture or Use a Brush?

Paint can transform an ordinary piece of furniture. Spray paint may be the better option when painting furniture than using paint that comes in a can.

Transform an old desk using paint.

Paint can transform an ordinary piece of furniture.  Spray paint may be the better option when painting furniture than using paint that comes in a can.

Cost

Spray paint is more expensive than paint from a can. 

Preparation

Spray paint tends to splatter more than paint from a can so the surrounding area needs to be prepped with cloth. 

Fumes

Spray paint has stronger fumes than paint from a can, so it needs to be used in a well-ventilated area with a face mask. 

Drying Time

Spray paint dries faster than paint from a can. 

Final Outcome

Spray paint has a smoother finish than paint applied with a brush. 

About the Author

Najla A.Y. Slowe is a recent M.B.A. graduate from Strayer University. She started writing in undergraduate school at the Fashion Institute of Technology as a staff writer for W27. She has over 10 years of marketing-related experience.

Photo Credits

  • Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Jeremy Noble
  • Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Jeremy Noble