Every decade or so, most homes need a new paint of coat. Painting your home helps protect it from the elements, keeps it looking good, and allows you to just enjoy it more.
The thing is- painting a home by yourself can take a LONG time. Plus if you don’t live in a ranch, you’ll need tall ladders to reach the second or third stories.
This leads many people towards hiring a professional, which brings its own challenges. They’ll need to do research into house painters, find one that’s actually affordable, set up a few interviews, etc.
Sounds like a hassle, right?
Well it doesn’t have to be. This report will help you decide the best company for the job- period. You’ll be able to sleep better at night in your nice, freshly-painted home.
Oh yeah- and you wouldn’t have paid with your first-born child. To start this off, let’s look at the most common question that people ask- is a pro really necessary?
Should You Do it Yourself or Hire a Pro?
Most people consider painting to be a fairly easy task. You dip a roller or brush into the paint, and then apply it evenly to walls.
Well for the most part- yeah that’s all there is to it. Most people can paint their own home if they really want to. It’s a good way for them to save a few bucks, get outside, and take pride in their own work.
But there’s a different side of the coin to consider, because hiring a professional has a few advantages. Here are a few of the big ones to consider:
Even though you might save a few bucks by doing it yourself, don’t forget about all of those hours you’ll be spending on this project. If you’re all by yourself, it can take you a few weeks to paint the whole house!
That’s working a few hours every day. Obviously it depends on how big your house is, but you’d be surprised how long it can take to properly paint a home in your spare time.
You’re busy enough as it is- do you really want to spend your small amount of spare time painting?
Painters are constantly standing on tall ladders. They have to climb on roofs, lean out windows, and do some other crazy stuff to get the job done.
Even though 90% of painting is relatively safe, it’s that last 10% that keeps mothers up at night. Why would you do this yourself when you can easily hire someone to do this stuff for you?
Professional painters know what they’re doing- they do this every day. They know how to properly use a ladder and how to measure their level of fatigue. They won’t push their own limits because they realize what’s at stake.
It’s not rocket science to brush paint onto a wall…
But can just anyone make paint look good?
Even more importantly- do you know how to always make the paint look good, how to get those hard-to-reach places, and the most critical parts of your home to paint?
Professionals know that certain areas of the home- such as the small gaps under side paneling- are extremely important. If you don’t paint those critical areas, your home is more susceptible to mold, critters or other types of damage.
So a pro will not only help the paint look better- they’ll also protect your home better.
A professional will probably have at least 3-4 people working on your house at any given time. Sometimes it may be just 1-2 for the finishing touches, but generally expect a full crew.
Don’t you think they will be able to finish the job faster than you doing it all by yourself? Of course they can. So instead of the job taking a full month, you’ll be sitting pretty in your freshly-painted home within just 1-2 weeks.
This gives you peace of mind. You’ll know that this project is complete, so you can focus on other tasks- either around the house or at work.
To Wrap it Up…
You can definitely save a few bucks doing everything yourself. But a professional will do everything better and faster, saving you precious time to focus on other things.