Today it’s easier than ever to stay current on home design trends. Whether it’s on Pinterest, Instagram or HGTV there is plenty to look at and the trends are constantly evolving. The simplest way to change the look in your house is to update the paint color(s). A room’s wall color is also the foundation for the rest of your interior design. Do you have a new paint color in mind and are ready to give your room a fresh update. Now comes the hard decision. Should you paint yourself or hire a professional painter?
The benefits of painting yourself are obvious. It’s cheaper. It’s a free workout. You get to brag to all your neighbors, I painted this all myself. While we agree, these are great benefits, there are also some big reasons why it makes sense to hire a professional painter. Here are Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Painter.
The Right Equipment
Painters have all the correct tools for all different types of paint jobs. In addition to having the equipment, they know how to use it. They know the best brushes and rollers to use with different types of paints. They also have high-quality drop clothes to protect your home. Equipment costs can quickly add up when you take on your own paint job.
While it’s awesome to be able to say you’ve painted it all yourself, a professional painter can paint perfect. Remember a professional does this day in and day out. They correctly prep your walls and know what types of paints work best in which areas in your home. For example, did you know there are specific paints you should use in your kitchen and bathroom(s)? They contain a mildew fighter. Correctly prepping and using the correct paint ensures your paint will last longer.
The final product of a professional painter looks perfect for a reason. They know what areas to tape and what type of tape to use with which paint. Professional painters also have years of experience cutting (cutting in is painting just the surface you want – for example painting the wall up to where it meets the ceiling). They won’t leave splatters on your woodwork or runs on your walls.
Sure, it seems like you could knock out painting your living room on a Saturday but did you take into consideration the amount of prep work you’ll have? Or how many corners, windows and other details you’ll need to cut? What may actually end up taking you a week, a professional could probably get done within a day or two. A professional will get the room done in the allotted time and there won’t be any loose ends. I.e. – I’ll get those spots touched up eventually.
They’re called a professional for a reason. They have a system down in addition to the right tools to get the job done and done right. They’re also dedicating entire work days to your project until it is done. On a larger project, a professional company can also allocate additional resources as necessary.
This is important when selecting the right person or company to paint your home. Ask them if they are licensed and insured to do the job. If any issues would arise during the process a licensed professional will be able to correct the problem and cover those added costs. They will also ensure the job is done correctly if for any reason the job isn’t done to your satisfaction a licensed professional should ensure it is corrected to your satisfaction. A licensed professional’s insurance will also cover any costs should a safety incident occur at your home.