A new coat of paint is one of the best ways to freshen up a room or boost curb appeal. Whether you’re adding a pop of color to an accent wall, filling your home with soothing neutrals, or making a bold statement for your business space, the proper paint color and quality can absolutely transform your space. While it may be tempting to put this on the ever-growing list of DIY projects you would love to tackle, there are many reasons that hiring a professional is your best bet for a paint job.
You aren’t just paying for someone to do the job for you – you are contracting out work to a professional that has specific knowledge and experience in their field. It is crucial that surfaces are properly cleaned and prepared for new paint before you begin; cracks and holes should be filled and sealed, wood rot and other underlying issues should be addressed, and the right primer and type of paint must be used.
We’ve all heard it said – time is money. There is an enormous amount of prep work that goes into painting; decisions must be made regarding the type of paint, gloss, and the level of quality. Surfaces have to be cleaned and prepped, furniture moved and covered, edges of windows and doorframes taped…and the list goes on. While these tasks may be manageable in and of themselves, when you combine the prep work with the amount of time it actually takes to apply the primer and paint itself, you could easily spend a significant amount of your valuable free time on what was supposed to be a “simple” DIY project.
Vaulted ceilings, staircases, unlevel surfaces outside…there are many risk factors when it comes to both interior and exterior paint jobs. Why not transfer the risk to an insured professional who is trained in using proper safety measures while painting? Experienced painters have the equipment and know-how to paint all those hard-to-reach places safely, efficiently, and effectively.
The Bigger Picture
Hiring a professional for your paint job is about more than just convenience; it is a short-term investment with a long-term gain. Instead of renting paint sprayers and ladders, buying multiple types of rollers and brushes, and a never-ending supply of drop cloths and tape, entrust the job to a professional. Painters have the proper tools to do a job correctly and within a specified timeframe. Investing in not just the labor but the experience of a professional can save you money in the long run; ensuring that surfaces are cleaned, prepared, and primed will make the paint job last much longer. A painter can also save you money by choosing the right type of paint based on the material it will be applied to, so you can avoid unnecessary chipping and peeling down the road.
When it comes to painting, the benefits of hiring a professional far outweigh the cost. Avoid the hassle and expense of yet another home improvement DIY project – a painter’s knowledge and expertise will ensure you get a great return on investment for many years to come… Contact a professional today for an evaluation and quote.