When you are looking to hire a commercial painter, such as a Adelaide painters or some painting contractors in Melbourne, or if you are just hiring someone for some house painting in Caulfield, you might be left wondering why it is that you can’t just simply do it yourself. After all, it should not really be all that hard to apply some paint to a surface, right? So what is it that separates a commercial painter from your average handy man?
The two main advantages that a commercial painter holds over an ordinary person with a paintbrush is the experience he holds in regards to painting and the tools at his disposal to get the job done. While most people may think of painters as using little more than brush and the fabric roller to get their job done, there are many different tools that a commercial painter uses in order to paint various surfaces.
For example, when it comes to the brush and roller that everybody associates with a painter, there are foam varieties of both. When more precise work requiring a straight lines needs to be done, the foam brush is used over other available tools and the foam roller is used when the painter wishes to either produce a very smooth finish or wants to create some patterns in the painted surface.
Painters use other tools as well, of course. For example, they used to use a tool called the ground brush a fair bit until it was outmoded by the more modern varnish brush. The ground brush is still used on occasion to apply primer, but it otherwise ignored for the most part. Varnish brushes, on the other hand, are now the most commonly available brushes and are used for painting on top of their original function of varnishing.
There are several other brushes that a commercial painter will use, such as distemper brushes, fitches, and stipplers, all of which are used to apply paint or other materials in a particular method. All of these brushes that a painter carries will be carried in a purpose made brush keeper. This brush keeper will keep the painter’s brushes clean and unexposed to the elements when not in use. The painter will also be carrying some tools, such as special nails, which he will use to puncture holes within the metal cans that hold the paint that they use.
In addition to all this, the commercial painter will also have plenty of protective equipment such as masking tape and paint tarpaulins which they will use in order to protect any surfaces that they do not intend to paint.
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list of what a commercial painter uses as the process of painting involves a lot more than simply painting, but it should be able to give you an idea of why painting can be such a complicated process depending on what you want to do.