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Pros and Cons of using a Professional Painter VS Do-it-yourself Painting
Painting your home can be a very exciting project, especially when it is seen as an opportunity to freshen up outdated spaces. When painting your home, there are many things to consider: from color palettes and types of paint to brushes and materials; the list of considerations is long and there are many decisions to make.
While many people opt to hire professional services, especially when time isn’t in their favor, others prefer to take on the adventure themselves and perform this DIY home project on their own. Before deciding whether to hire a pro or tackling the job all by yourself, it is important to weigh both options so you can make the best decision based on the nature and extent of your project.
The following list was written to help you identify both the pros and cons of doing it yourself vs. hiring a professional painter, so you can make an informed decision based on what is a real priority to you.
DIY painting can be cost-effective, especially when you are dealing with a small project that doesn’t require you buying specialized painting materials for an advanced painting project. Painting a few rooms shouldn’t require much equipment, so all you have to worry about is the painting. By getting your “hands dirty” with a small and manageable project, you can end up saving thousands of dollars while having fun, or at least while getting some physical activity while sprucing up your home.
If you were born with the gift of creativity and are used to the perils of handicraft work, then DIY painting is the right thing to do. As an artsy activity, you will enjoy not only the responsibility of doing a good job but the freedom of having creative control over your project. If you have these creative, special talents, you can suddenly change plans and alter the project without having to interrupt the workflow of hired painters.
Another advantage of DIY painting is the ability to manage your own schedule. This is a plus, especially when painting small projects such as bedrooms. Instead of having to plan your days while depending on a contractor’s schedule, you can simply set your own schedule and paint at your own pace.
Benefits of Hiring a Painter
As with all projects, there can be specialized knowledge essential for the completion of your painting project, and this knowledge might not come to you unless you hire a professional painter. Expertise on building materials, types of paint, painting techniques and problem-solving often comes with years of experience. Professional painters with a knowledge of interior design can also give you advice and help you monitor the creative aspects of your project.
From the skilled use of brushes to mixing the paint in correct quantities, there are a few skills and tools a professional painter has that allows him/her to ensure a professional job is performed. Unless you are a crafty person already equipped with the high-quality supplies that a professional painter uses, the costs of acquiring these new materials for a single paint job can be very expensive. Professional painters, on the other hand, properly clean, maintain and reuse their professional grade supplies for different projects.
Safety is something to consider, especially if you are painting exteriors or high walls difficult to reach without proper equipment. Professional painters are trained and equipped to work high off the ground using ladders and scaffolds with competence, unlike most DIY painters. So before adventuring into the high wall or ceiling spaces, make sure you understand the risks of injury involved in performing your painting project.
Unlike do-it-yourself painters, professional painters have the equipment and the expertise to complete a task in a given amount of time, which is something to consider if you are busy with a full-time job or if finishing the project in a short amount of time is one of your project’s priorities.
At GARCIA & SONS,
we offer our paint remodeling services for clients in and around St. Lucie County, Martin County and the Florida Treasure Coast. Fully licensed and insured, our company uses the best professional tools and materials to make sure we get the job done right the first time around. If you are looking for professional painting services, contact us for a free assessment.
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