03:47PM | 06/12/13
I can guarantee you that the rest of the house was spyraed instead of brush and roller. BTW, that ladder that he has does not reach the top peak of the house. You will need several ladders to paint an exterior. Why did he prime the house if he was using Valspar Duramax?? It's a self-priming paint. I like it how they make it seem easy to paint the exterior of a house! Notice he didn't putty the nail holes either. Amateurs!!

Bob Vila

02:01PM | 10/02/13
Member Since: 07/07/11
51 lifetime posts
Hi there,

Great question — so great, in fact, I wanted everyone to see it!

There are reasons to choose either sprayer or brush. Check out my answer right here:

Thanks for the question!

-Bob Vila


03:24PM | 10/25/15
no not true brushing is way better ive been a painter for 22 yrs and spraying does not fill cracks better..roll or brush on primer then 2 coats of finish with any benjimen moore outdoor product and get 20 yrs on your paint i promise this and to be sure put some emolcabond in your paint.titanium optimizers is what make paint last longer. ive been painting after sprayed houses my whole life Higher Standard painting and renovations


08:56PM | 09/03/16
For an exterior, spray and then back roll/back brush, regardless of the substrate (except for metal, then prep and spray). The spray and back roll method is especially true for stucco or brick exterior, using a good elastomeric.
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