Richard Arfsten

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The Beauty of Back-Rolling

The top two pictures show a very heavy coat of paint sprayed and back-rolled. Note the roller on the stick. See the stain on the door? The second coat helps to hide that. This process takes more time but the job lasts much longer.

Note the detail around the dormer. Many times you will see overspray on the roof from painters who are in a hurry to "save you money" by working fast. I pride myself on a neat job - meaning no overspray!

The bottom pictures show a standard "spray only two-coat" paint job. It looks good and costs less with an average 5 to 7 year life span. But if the same job was back-rolled, its life would be double - or about 15 years.

Farm Painting by Richard Arfsten Back-rolling