Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Why hire a Professional Painter?

Painting a home is among the most common of ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) projects. After all, what you need is just the paint, brushes and rollers to do the job yourself. Why should you pay a professional for doing something you can manage yourself? While that is partially true, there are other factors that you need to consider.

It may not be rocket science, but …

Will you be able to mix shades correctly to get the color you want? Do you know what type of paint is right for the surface you want to paint? Are you sure that you have prepared the wall correctly? Are you certain that you want to take on the physical stress and strain of doing the job? Have you kept the post-painting cleanup hassles in mind? Is your answer to any of these questions “No” or “Maybe”? Then think twice about doing the job yourself.

The finish is everything

The final look of the finished surface determines how good the painting is. Using the best quality paints is good. Having the right tools is essential. But nothing can replace the experience and expertise of a professional painter when it comes to quality. That’s the difference between a “Nice” wall and a “Wow” wall. You are not going to paint your home every year. So why should you settle for a ‘nice’ job when you can get a greater one?

It’s not the tools; it’s how you use them

Painting requires ladders, scaffolds, brushes, rollers and other tools. You can rent them when you do painting on your own. But are you sure you know how to use them correctly? Will you be safe on the ladder or scaffold? Painting is like driving a car – the more you do it, the better you are. Only a professional painter who does the job everyday will have the skills to ensure that the quality of the painting is what it should be.

Preparation is critical

The quality of the final finish depends as much, if not more, on the preparation of the surface. A professional knows well how to scrape the walls, remove spots and stains and get a completely smooth surface that will ensure a perfect finish.

DIY is not cheap

A professional painter will be able to do a job that will last for years. That means the repainting costs over time is reduced. They also know exactly how to mix paints to get the maximum coverage from each can.  Professionals will do a great job using much less paint than you would. Don’t forget to add the cost of equipment rental to your DIY budget. Painters have their own equipment. Put all these factors together, and you will realize that the real cost of using a professional painting company is not as high as you may think.

Cleaning up is a real pain

Post-painting cleaning is indeed an irksome hassle. The professionals will make less of a mess, as complete cleanup is part of their job. Besides the actual labor of the cleanup, your time has value. Have you factored this in when thinking of doing painting on your own?

Think about it

You want your home to look its best, don’t you? Then you have to consider seriously all these issues. Don’t you feel hiring a professional painting and finishing company to do the job does make a lot of sense, in many ways? Contact a company with the skill, experience and ability to paint your home the way you want it to be painted. All you need to do then is just to sit back and enjoy the new look.

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