Painting is one of the most common home improvement projects. It is a project that can make a big difference in the way your home looks without requiring major construction. The seeming ease of painting makes it a project that many homeowners consider doing themselves. It is possible to be successful with a DIY paint project if you carefully choose which projects to undertake. In order to determine if you need help with your next paint project, look at the size of the project, consider the scope of the project, and determine what tools are necessary.
Look at the size of the project
Can you handle painting one wall in your house? Probably. Should you take on a project like repainting the entire exterior of your house? No. The size of the paint project you want to do should be one of the main factors you consider as you decide whether or not you need help. There are some projects that are small and uncomplicated. Those projects are typically the ones that are interior and do not require a lot of prep work. Larger scale projects and those that require a lot of prep work should make you stop and ask yourself if you should bring in help.
Consider the scope of the project
The scope of the project is related to the size of the project but it also brings in the question of difficulty. For example, elements that can make the scope of the project more difficult include things like painting uneven surfaces, painting hard-to-reach areas, and taking on projects that require a high level of prep work and/or repair. Considering the scope of the project can help you determine what you are willing or able to tackle on your own.
Determine what tools are necessary
Every paint project requires specific tools. For simple projects you will need basic tools like brushes, rollers, drop cloths, a ladder, painter’s tape, and paint. On more involved projects you may need to purchase more tools such as scaffolding, a paint gun, and a whole list of tools for making repairs to siding or drywall. The cost of getting the necessary tools can quickly add up and help you determine that you do, in fact, need help with your next paint project.
Getting help with your next paint project can save you time, frustration, and, in many cases, money. Having a pro handle your paint project can also provide you with a better finished product than if you choose the DIY route. In order to determine if you should bring in help, take some time to thoroughly assess the project. Do you have the skills, time, and tools necessary to do the work? If not, give the pros at D&D Painting a call.