Many people take pride in tackling DIY projects around their home. Some even buy fixer-upper homes just so they can handle the repairs themselves. Just because you enjoy handling projects yourself, however, doesn’t mean that you should take on all of them. Since people are handy around the house, they think that they’ll want to paint their houses themselves, but a professional painter will get the job done quick, clean and make it look fantastic!
Why should you hire a professional painter?
You can’t paint
Well, maybe you can paint. But painting your home, whether it’s the interior or exterior, is about more than just flinging some pretty color on the wall and waiting for it to dry. As a nonprofessional painter, you’d first need to do the research to learn what you need to do, then you’d need to get the paint and other supplies. You’d probably end up with a few false starts as you work on implementing the things you learned in your research. Hiring a pro eliminates all that.
Have you considered how you’ll paint your vaulted ceiling? What about that wall between two staircases that stops at the top of the stairs? There will be ladders and possibly even scaffolding involved. The pros know all the safety rules to ensure they properly utilize ladders and scaffolding, and that they have all the necessary safety equipment.
If you paint it yourself, you most likely have a couple of options:
- Paint in the evenings after work, doing small chunks at a time
- Paint larger chunks on the weekends
Either way, you’re going to find it takes a while to finish. On top of that, there’s a good chance that you’ll see differences between your different sessions that won’t look good.
Pros can dedicate entire days to your job, getting your entire house done in a matter of days, or maybe weeks if it’s a particularly large home.
If you mess up the work, you’re going to foot the bill to repair it. If you get injured trying to do it, you’ll be footing the medical bills. If you damage your home, once again, you’re on the hook.
Hiring a pro puts them on the hook. If a pro messes up the work, damages your home or any of your property, or if one of their painters is injured, the company you hired has insurance that will cover the cost of repairs, replacements, and medical bills.
Cleaner work environment
A pro knows precisely how to contain and protect the space they’re working in, to ensure that your home stays neat, clean, and organized as much as possible. If you do it yourself, you may not know how to best protect the space, and you’ll likely find yourself walking around paint cans for weeks until you finish.
Quality work with a warranty
Professionals know how to put together paint textures with wall textures to create an end result that you’ll want and love, while also ensuring that it’s a quality paint job. They’ll know how to skillfully repair, clean, sand, prep, prime and then paint the walls so you get quality work that lasts for years instead of months.
On top of all that, they’ll also offer you a warranty. Chances are you won’t give yourself a warranty if you do it yourself.
Well-equipped and ready for all details
If you do it yourself, chances are you’ll buy primer and paint, the cheapest brushes or rollers you can find, and that’s about it. Professional painters come equipped with caulk and patching tools, tools to clean, sand and prep the walls, and supplies to protect things that aren’t going to be painted.
They’ll also pay attention to all the details, ensuring they do everything you want and nothing you don’t. The end result will be a gorgeous paint job that will last.
That is well worth the cost of hiring a professional painter. Wouldn’t you agree?