You know you should hire an interior painter for your project, but what are you really paying for? Is an interior painter someone who can paint slightly better than you, or a highly skilled professional who knows all the tricks of the trade? You’ll soon learn it’s the latter. Find out what tasks a painter can help you with, why you should hire them, and how you can save money hiring a pro for this project.
What Is an Interior Painter?
An interior painter, also sometimes called a house painter or just a painter, is a skilled professional in the painting trade. Interior painters prepare, protect and transform your interior surfaces, applying materials like paint and wallpaper.
What Do Interior Painters Do?
More than just putting paint on a wall, the project tasks of an interior painter are quite extensive. A painter will examine the condition of the surface being painted to figure out what procedures and techniques should be used. They will make any repairs to the surface necessary and will prep the wall prior to painting or wallpapering.
The amount of prep work that goes into painting is huge and you want to ensure it is done right. It’s easy to cut corners when working on your own project, like ignoring drop cloths or taping the ceiling. A professional painter will take the time to properly prepare the space. They will also make necessary repairs to your walls before painting, a crucial step many DIY-ers overlook.
Painters can also help you pick the perfect colour for your room and will know the best kind of paint to use. They are very knowledgeable when it comes to how different kinds of paint will react to surfaces. For example, the paint used in your bathroom should differ from the paint used in your hallway as there’s much more moisture in your bathroom. Without consulting a painter, you could end up using the wrong paint for your room, resulting in having to repaint.
Do Painters Require a Licence?
In Canada, all painters must complete certain courses to obtain a certificate from an accredited trade school. Above this, a Journeyman certificate and/or a Red Seal Certification as a Painter is ideal. Depending on the company, some painters are required to have a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience. When interviewing your pro, you can ask them about their schooling and professional background.
Why Should I Hire an Interior Painter?
The biggest reason to invest in a painter is that they are trained professionals. They will put in the extra work required because it is their job to do so. The average person can do an okay job painting a simple room, but it’s likely they’ll cut corners to save time. This can result in an uneven or messy paint job that looks like you did it yourself. You might end up having to start the process all over again or hiring a pro. Trust us when we say you will save time, money and your sanity by hiring a pro to do it right the first time.
Now that you know why you should hire a painter, you need to know how to do it right. Check out this article with tips on how to hire the best painter for your project. To find out more about how pricing works and what you can expect to pay, read this article. Looking for inspiration? Look no further than our guide to 2020 interior paint trends.
When you’re ready to move ahead with your painting project, start by getting quotes on HomeStars. Simply click on the banner below to enter your project details. We’ll send them out to available pros near you so you can get your project started. Enjoy a beautifully painted home with the help of a professional.