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Choosing a Residential Painter After a DIY Project Gone Wrong

Posted on Nov 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

Choosing a Residential Painter After a DIY Project Gone Wrong | D&D Painting

We have all looked at Pinterest and thought about how easy that DIY project looks. That would be easy and we can do that without the help of a professional. Sometimes this is the case. It really is easy. But what do you do when it isn’t as easy as we thought and now everything is a mess? The good news is that professional painters are great at fixing DIY painting faux pas with ease. The question is, how do you choose a residential painter after that DIY project has gone wrong?

How to Choose a Painter to Fix a Bad DIY Project

Choosing a residential painter to fix that DIY project is similar to choosing a painter for any project. You still want to make sure they are reputable, have insurance, references, and warranties. There are a few other things that you should consider when you are on the search for someone to help you. 


It is likely that you have already spent a moderate amount of money on this DIY project. While it was cheaper in the beginning than hiring a professional, the final amount you will spend on this project is going to go up. You are going to want to hire a residential painter that won’t charge you an extreme amount of money to fix your problem. There are painters out there that will charge more than needed because now you are in a bind. This project shouldn’t cost much more than what you would have paid to hire them in the beginning. 

But don’t go the cheapest route either. When you think about the amount of time you will spend fixing the problem it will make hiring a professional a great deal.


Because this project has already not gone as planned, you will want to make sure that the lines of communication are open. How does this painter communicate? Have they been easy to get a hold of and answered all of your questions? If so, you are on the right track and it will likely go well. Just make sure that you are both clear about the expectations and desired end result. 


As tempting as it may be to give an aspiring painter a chance to build his references, fixing a DIY project gone wrong is not the time for that. It is likely that if you do that then you will be doing a third take to try and fix this project. Ask if they have had specific experience with fixing projects or if this is their first time. Making sure your residential painter has the experience needed to save you more headaches with this painting project is an important part of making your choice.

If you have a DIY project that didn’t go as planned and need a professional to help you fix it, call D&D Painting for a free quote.

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