Should You Hire a Painter or Paint Your House Yourself?

Should You Hire a Painter or Paint Your House Yourself?Most homeowners probably wouldn’t even consider treating a siding replacement or interior wall paneling job as a DIY project. Yet, when it’s time to repaint their homes, many will think about trying to save money by doing the job themselves. This stems from the misconception that repainting a home is mostly about applying new paint, when the truth is that getting great results requires a lot of work and expertise before the first brush or roller touches a wall surface.

Whether you’re planning to repaint your home because the paint is worn and becoming unsightly, or you simply want to change up your interior or exterior décor, you’ll want to think about the following before you decide whether to hire professionals or paint your house yourself:

Time

Time is money, as they say, and repainting your home yourself is likely to take up a lot of your time. Even if you’re fairly handy at home maintenance, you’ll need to invest hours in research to determine:

  • the best paint and prep products to use for your specific indoor or outdoor painting project;
  • how much paint you will need to ensure long-lasting results; and
  • whether the paint color you have in mind will look appealing in all types of light.

An experienced painting professional considers these factors day in and day out, and thus can help you make decisions that will ensure pleasing results in far less time than you’d need to figure it out on your own.

Moreover, once work begins on your project, a reputable and seasoned painter is likely to complete the job much faster than you would—possibly in a matter of days instead of the weeks or months the average homeowner might take. This benefit will minimize the chances that bad weather or unexpected events will disrupt your project and delay its completion.

Hazards

Almost all house painting projects require climbing a ladder, even for those with single-story homes. Falls from ladders cause thousands of injuries and even some fatalities each year, so this is another good reason to entrust your house painting project to the pros. However, when you set out to hire a professional painting company, you’ll want to make sure the company has liability insurance for your protection.

Cost

Painting your home yourself will reduce the labor-related costs of your project, but that perk might be offset by other costs you’ll incur. For example, a professional painter is likely to have all the necessary equipment to perform your project, whereas there’s a good chance you’ll have to shell out money at the home improvement store to buy essentials besides paint and sealants. These items typically include an extension ladder, protective drop cloths, and paintbrushes and rollers—all of which can significantly add to the cost of your project.

Expertise

The best reason to hire a professional painter rather than paint your house yourself is that you’ll probably be much happier with the results—provided you choose the right painter for the job. If you live in the Southern United States, we invite you to consider partnering with Southern Painting for your upcoming project. We have local painters serving many communities, and they’re all committed to maintaining the highest industry standards. When you team up with us, you’ll receive:

  • a detailed, written estimate that includes all of the prep work required for your project;
  • expert guidance about the best type of paint to use and the ideal colors to meet your particular needs;
  • only high-quality paints from manufacturers like Sherwin-Williams®, Benjamin Moore®, and PPG Pittsburgh Paints®; and
  • a 3-Year Limited Labor Warranty, which is an outstanding level of protection for your investment.

Are you ready to get started? Click here to find out whether there are Southern Painting professionals serving your community, or contact us today for more information.

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