The question is, DIY or professional? When getting your house painted, there are several things you need to take into account; how much does it cost, what safety measures might you need to take, what colours do you want, and what prep do you need to do? All of these questions and more need to be taken into consideration when getting your house painted. Below we have outlined the main things to take into account before you get started on attempting a giant DIY project.
Depending on how much you need to paint, you may need a wide range of brushes, primers, colours, and general supplies. If you are doing a simple job touching up a wall, this may not be too bad. However when you need the whole house done, getting an interior house painter can save you money (and space) on supplies. A residential house painter brings all their own supplies saving you the hassle of having to not only buy your own but also find somewhere to store everything!
It is important to prepare before taking on a painting project and to be aware of the possible risks associated with the job. In particular, when painting the interior of your home, you may need to reach high ceilings or walls. This can lead to trying to climb too high on ladders or placing them on uneven surfaces. This can cause anything from a simple paint spill to bodily harm. By hiring a professional house painter you are taking out the risk. Your painter will bring their own equipment and know the safest way to approach each job.
Depending on the situation, you can definitely save money painting yourself. Touching up a wall or re-doing some window sills is much cheaper to do yourself. However, when it comes to larger jobs, the price can quickly rack up. The main supplies you will need are the paint, brushes, protective equipment, and primers. There is also the concern that if something goes wrong you may need to get in a professional house painter anyway. Residential painters ensure that you do not encounter any issues related to structural defects or unclean surfaces, saving you money in the long run.
Painting your house is not a one and done job, as a DIY job can take an entire month or more to complete. On top of that, painting should be done during the day and can interrupt your day to day life with sheets and painting supplies all over your house until the job is done. Professional painters can come in and paint your home in a week without a half-done job that stretches over months.
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