If being stuck in our homes for the better part of a year has taught us anything, it’s that loving your home matters.
You might have only just noticed that you don’t like the colour of the home office you’ve been stuck in. Or maybe the wallpaper you’ve been meaning to take down for years is finally getting to you. Whatever it is, it’s the perfect motivation for home renovations for the new year.
But should you do it yourself or hire a residential painter? We’re obviously for the latter and here’s why.
Painting is time-consuming, or at least it is if it’s done right.
Prepping your walls to paint your home is by far the most time-consuming part of painting. You need to clean them properly, fill any holes, sand lumps and pumps, empty the room, put down protective coverings on the floor… the list goes on and on.
Choosing a residential painter avoids the vast majority of this work. You can spend your valuable time doing something you enjoy and leave it to the professionals.
Closely linked to saving time, an experienced painter will get the job done in a fraction of the time you would.
You might worry about having people in your home for a prolonged period, but in reality, professional painters are more experienced and therefore efficient. They’ll be able to accurately estimate how long it will take to paint your home, saving you time and effort.
It goes without saying there will be a huge difference between the quality of a DIY paint job and a professional one.
This isn’t an insult to your DIY skills, but to do with experience. Residential painters will have worked in all kinds of houses on all kinds of jobs. They’ll know how best to prepare your walls with professional quality materials.
This means your home renovation will not just look better, but also last longer thanks to the high-quality workmanship.
The Right Tools for the Job
Speaking of professional quality materials, hiring a professional means you don’t need to get all the equipment to paint. They’ll have their own high-quality tradesman tools to do the job with.
This can save you a significant amount of money. People often forget to factor in equipment costs when comparing DIY to professional costs. While we’re by no means saying hiring a professional would be cheaper, it’s worth factoring equipment costs in.
We’ve harped on about experience already, but a residential painter’s experience means they can advise you. They’ll be well versed in things like colour theory, products, and finishes. If they know a colour is too dark for the size of a room, or clashes with another, you can get suggestions for alternatives.
Especially if you’re considering painting the exterior of your home, they’ll be able to advise you on the best time of year to do it. This will leave you with a paint job that lasts longer and looks better.