There’s no doubt about it: DIY (do-it-yourself) projects can be fun.
Few things are more rewarding than tackling something, stepping back, and saying, “Yeah, I did that!”
Not only do you get bragging rights, but you can save a few bucks too in a lot of cases, and who doesn’t love that? Add into the mix the fact that DIY home improvement shows are constantly inspiring and educational.
The key, however, is to carefully review all of the pros and cons to tackling something yourself. What the DIY shows don’t show is the professionals that are contracted, the problems and hazards that are avoided (off-screen), and the skill that is often necessary to do a job in a way that lasts and actually adds long-term value.
For example, let’s take a closer look at whether or not hiring a professional painter is really worth it.
Quality painting calls for an in-depth knowledge of products, surfaces, pairing those products and surfaces successfully, repairs, cleaning, and having all the tools at your disposal. It also takes time, and that’s a precious commodity in this day and age.
7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Painting Company
- Safety First! – Especially if you’re painting outside, this is a major consideration. Knowing how to safely use a ladder, being well-versed in safety procedures, and having the proper equipment is essential. You don’t want to find yourself lying in the bushes reevaluating all of your life choices…
- Do You Really Have the Time? – Unless you have a tiny house, you really shouldn’t be able to paint your home in a couple of weekends with a buddy. If you do, the chances are good that the job is being rushed and you’ll be back on the ladder in a year or two.
- Insurance – A reputable painter is fully insured. This offers you a lot of peace of mind, just in case some sort of accident should occur.
- Warranty – The chances are good that you won’t offer yourself a warranty on labor or products…
- Longevity – 80% of a quality paint job is completed before you even open a paint can. For a surface to truly be successfully painted and protected, you need to invest time in skillful repairs, cleaning, sanding, prepping, and priming. This is the difference between a project that lasts two years and one that lasts ten years.
- A Clean Work Environment – A pro painter can contain and protect the space, leaving no sign that they were there other than a colour transformation. Would you rather be raking up paint chips for the next three months?
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