You have reached the point where you are ready to give your home a new look, you want to change the colors in your house and are ready to paint it, but now face the question… Should we do it ourselves or hire a painting company to tackle our project?
Bragging to you friends saying “I painted all these rooms myself” would be cool or you think that you will save a lot of money doing the painting yourself, but there are a few more things to consider. Here are the top 7 reasons why hiring a professional painting company is the best decision you can make.
The main reason people choose to DIY their paint job is to save money, but the final cost can end up being more than what they planned on spending. When homeowners are considering doing the painting themselves, they often come up with a budget, but the projects ends up costing more due to underestimating all the things that need to be bought to paint their house. After you factor in rollers, tape, brushes, drop cloths, tool rental (or purchase) and the paint you may end up paying much more than you thought. Countless trips to the hardware store for more paint, more tape, or another brush can cost time and money, and soon your costs have piled up even more. And let’s not forget about all of that time you are spending doing a job you don’t really know how to do—how much is your time worth? Remember that time is money. Hiring the pros to do your project may seem like a lot up front, but might actually not be that much more than trying to DIY it.
You are thinking that painting a couple of rooms is only a “Saturday project”. But, what if you’re considering painting several rooms or the entire house? Most people are juggling work, children and general day-to-day life, and now painting would take much longer than just a day to complete. If you’re considering painting yourself, remember to keep in mind the amount of prep work you’ll have, floors, furniture, windows, etc will need to be covered. Holes patched and sanded, and the prep list goes on before you are actually ready to start painting. If you are working all day long, the last thing you want to do is come home to hours of more work. What may actually end up taking you a week or longer, a professional painting company could probably get it done in a couple of days.
Professionals & Experience
One big reason to hire a painting company is that they’re professionals and experts in the field! We employ people who specialize specifically in prepping and painting. These people have experience and know what they’re doing, providing you with work far above the skill level of an amateur painter. They know the proper way to tape edges, paint straight lines and which paint brush or roller to use depending on the surface to be painted. Experience translates into a job that will last and not have to be redone sooner than necessary making it more costly.
Why not hire someone to paint your home when that’s what they do day in and day out for their work?
Tools & Equipment
Let’s be honest, you might have a paint brush or two lying around your garage, but to get your project done, you’ll need much more than that. Besides high-quality rollers and brushes, ladders, paint sprayers, extension poles, caulk gun, drop cloths, scaffolding, and other tools could be needed to tackle your project and complete it successfully. The proper tools and equipment will help get the job done quickly and efficiently. Painting companies own all of these things and don’t need to make countless trips to the hardware store or rent equipment to DIY the painting.
Benefits of the trade
Most painting companies have contractor accounts set up at their local paint stores, giving them the benefit of receiving special deals and discounts that homeowners don’t get because they visit these stores very unfrequently and don’t buy paint in bulk. We are able to get a better range of paints and tool without paying the markup prices since we are recurring customers, and we like to pass the savings onto you!
You Won’t Have To Deal With Clean-Up
Once your paint project has been completed, there is a lot of cleanup that needs to be done in order to get your home back to how it was before. When you hire a professional to take care of your painting needs, you save yourself the trouble of cleaning up after the job is done. Plus, pro painters know the proper way to dispose of paint, thinners and other materials. (Unused paints and solvents can’t just go in the dumpster since it qualifies as household hazardous waste.) Hiring professional painters will take away the stress of after-job cleanup so the only thing you have to do is step back into your beautifully painted house.
Licensed & Insured
Last but not least, a professional painting company should be properly licensed and insured. This will help you feel secure about hiring this company, as it adds a layer of protection for both yourself and them in case of an accident or any issues with the project. An unlicensed or uninsured painting company is not held up to these same standards, which not only means the quality of work could be lower, but they can also finish the job and leave when they see fit, leaving you no recourse.
To Wrap It Up… Hire Out The Work For A Happy Home
As we can see the benefits more than outweigh the possible negatives of DIYing your next paint project. You’ll save time, energy, money, and can have the peace of mind that a licensed and insured painting company will do the work efficiently and professionally. You can also be stress-free by avoiding a project that is potentially too big for an unskilled amateur to handle. In the end, you can get to enjoy your house with its fresh coat of paint, durable finish, and a clean, professional look.
Hiring a painting company to take care of your next paint project is the right choice. So, if you’re ready to get started with your project call or text Happy Home Painting to schedule your quote. We’d be happy to help!