We all know the difference a good paint job can make. Paint can change the mood of a room, highlight your favorite things, and even expand a cramped space. Anything from an accent wall to some new trim is an opportunity to spruce things up.
Renovating your home puts you in complete control of designing your space. You’ve probably spent your fair share of time dreaming about your ideal home—maybe you want a farmhouse vibe, a cool Mediterranean color scheme, or a contemporary kitchen. Maybe you know exactly what you want, or you’re still feeling things out.
While DIY fever can contribute beautiful changes to your renovation experience, leaving the painting to the professionals is the best way to make sure your visions come to life. From saving energy to saving yourself a headache, going pro wins every time.
The Benefits of Expertise
How much work goes into a good paint job before the painting actually begins? Professional painters have been around the block a few times. While you’d be busy debating between eggshell and satin finishes, a good professional can tell you exactly what you need.
Hours spent on researching paint brands, brushes versus rollers, and different painting techniques will never match up to someone who’s learned from experience. What you read online may not apply to your space at all, or fail to take into account your specific needs. It’s near-impossible to ask the internet all the right questions before you start.
A good painter will be able to look at your home and hit the ground running, getting your project started in far less time. Not to mention how much time they’ll save you from correcting a beginner’s inevitable mistakes.
Keeping it Cost-Efficient
One of the main attractions of a DIY project is saving money. When renovating your home, maybe you want to get the most out of your budget by tackling everything you can all by yourself. While there are hundreds of great projects to do on your own, painting just isn’t one of them.
You may spend a little less money, but you’ll have to buy things a professional will already have, from primer to paint trays. On top of all that, you may have to repurchase materials if you find they don’t suit your needs, like a too-shiny paint finish or the wrong size brushes. After a DIY paint job is finished, you’ll end up with a lot of extra stuff you won’t need anymore.
The biggest problem with DIY painting is that it will always take longer than a professional job. This may not matter so much if you want to freshen up a small room, but when renovating your home the time saved really adds up. While you may have a few hours at a time to dedicate to painting your home, a pro can work all day without interruptions.
Going with a professional paint job is much more cost-efficient—as the saying goes, time is money!
Painting isn’t necessarily as safe as it seems. A paint job can involve several obstacles that stand between you and the finished product. Hiring a professional painter ensures that the job gets done without anyone getting hurt.
Painting itself can be dangerous! Besides the aches and pains of rolling on paint for hours, reaching high and hard to reach places puts you at risk of injury. Professional painters are used to using high extension ladders and balancing their paint and brushes, but a novice painter might struggle with the physical demand.
Maybe the act of painting doesn’t seem so daunting, but have you considered the risks involved in actually using paint?
If your home was painted before 1978, you may have to deal with lead paint. Lead paint must be removed entirely, or covered by encapsulant paint, which needs to be periodically maintained. A professional painter will have experience in choosing which type of encapsulant paint to use, or determining whether an encapsulant is the safest choice.
Paint can be toxic to the environment as well as our health if not disposed of safely. Hiring a professional painter not only means you get to avoid tedious cleanup—you can steer clear of dealing with safe paint disposal as well.
From avoiding falls to avoiding your town’s paint disposal protocols, choosing a professional paint job keeps you safe from start to finish.
Anyone’s first painting experience is likely to be full of errors, whether it be buying too much paint or ruining a hardwood floor. A simple white wall in the hand of a newcomer can end up looking more dingy than crisp. A professional paint job will simply look much better than a DIY job.
A professional painter will know how to get the job done right from start to finish—how to properly prep your walls for a long-lasting result, how many coats of paint to use, which products they need, and the benefit of experience when it comes to technique in order to give you the paint job your new space deserves.
You’ll end up with smooth, even walls, with paint only where you intended it to go, right on time. A professional paint job eliminates the inevitable spills, drips, streaks, and delays that go hand-in-hand with a DIY paint project.
Going Pro is a No-Brainer
When you renovate your home, you want it to realize your vision. Everything you choose, from appliances to flooring, work together to create the space you’ve been dreaming of. Paint can transform any space and literally provides the backdrop for all of your choices. It can elevate your home or make it look cheap and badly maintained.
A professional paint job ensures that you get the job done right, and let’s face it, paint is really easy to get wrong. From saving time to staying safe, hiring a pro makes all the difference.
About The Author: Gabe Nelson is a content specialist of over 7 years of experience, currently working with omegaindinc.com. Just out of high school he set off crab fishing on the Bering sea in Alaska. From there he went back home to finish his college degree at the University of Montana. He has a passion and keen understanding when it comes to Commercial Painting inside and out. He has written hundreds of content pieces in numerous niches. Currently, he lives in Missouri with his wife and kids.
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