One of the easiest ways to transform your home is through a new paint job. It’s tempting to tackle this project DIY style. You may think it will save you money, still produce the same results, and be a fun weekend task. When in reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Read on to learn why hiring a professional painter is the best route to take.
Your DIY paint job can actually be pretty expensive. If you take into account the cost of paint, primer, tools, drop sheets, tape, ladders, and any possible prep materials, such as sandpaper and filler, the costs can really add up. You also have to account for the labour that will be required. Depending on the job and timeline, you may have to take time off work to complete this project. Plus, as a rookie painter, you can not guarantee your work and it may result in you having to hire a pro after all.
For larger jobs especially, it is best to hire a pro from the start. Pros are equipped with all necessary equipment and tools, sometimes even the paint, to complete the job. Hiring a pro will help you save money in the long run.
You may think that you’ll be able to tackle an interior painting project in a day or two. “It’s only a quick weekend job” you’ll tell yourself. In reality, painting takes much longer. Proper prep is required which can take days to ensure the walls are ready to be painted. If you speed through the process and cut corners, the job won’t be what you want it to be. This can result in you having to do another coat or completely start the job over. Painting fast and accurately is a skill possessed by the pros. Contact a pro to help the first time and avoid having to redo it, or have a pro to fix it.
When completing any home improvement project, two of the most important things are the budget and the project’s timeline. If you attempt to meet your budget and timeline you may fall short completing a painting project by yourself. This is simply because you lack the experience that the pros have from completing multiple projects. The pros will properly prep, protect, and finish the space according to your liking, all within the estimated time frame and on budget. Avoid spending hours preparing the space and completing mediocre work, only to be disappointed in the end. Hire a pro the first time.
When you lack experience in something, the risk increases. Painting seems fairly harmless and can be depending on the project. When it comes to your safety, it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. Interior painting can involve painting high ceilings or other hard to reach areas. In doing this, you may have to balance yourself on a high ladder and attempt to steadily paint the surface. One misstep could lead to a fall and a lot of spilled paint.
Paint can be highly toxic. If the room is not properly ventilated, the toxic fumes can lead to nausea and dizziness, and sometimes difficulty breathing. Professionals understand the danger of fumes and always ensure that the project room is properly ventilated to protect everyone’s health.
The benefits of hiring a pro to complete your interior painting project outweigh the perceived benefits of attempting a DIY project. Save money and time, and avoid any accidents by hiring an experienced pro to complete your paint project the first time. When you’re ready to get started, simply click on the banner below to get quotes from companies in your area.