When it comes to regrets, two-thirds of homeowners who attempted DIY home improvements wish they hadn’t. Painting tops the list of regrettable projects, followed by tile and hardwood floor installation.
Does this sound familiar?
If you’re like most homeowners, the first hint of spring brings with it the urge to update your living space. A fresh coat of paint does wonders for a dingy, tired-looking room.
Instead of taking on the project yourself, why not hire professional painters to do the job right? There are a variety of reasons why it’s a good idea. This post highlights seven key advantages to not making interior home painting your next DIY project.
1. Professional Painters Have More Experience
Whether you paint one room or the entire home, there’s nothing that compares to fresh paint color. An excellent paint job can make a room look brand new. A sub-par job makes you want to close the door to avoid the pain of off-colored walls or obvious paint runs.
You can tell the difference when a homeowner hires a professional painting service.
Professionals spend years mastering their craft. They’re highly skilled in their art, and it shows in the finished product.
An experienced painter has handled just about every type of painting job. They’ve also faced the most common and some of the most challenging issues associated with residential painting.
As you can imagine, a professional painter brings a vast amount of value to the table. Their experience alone is worth hiring them.
2. No Prep Work Required
If you’ve painted even one room in your home, you know how much work takes place before you make that first brush stroke. You need to clean the walls, patch any holes, and deal with that spot on the ceiling where water leaked last spring.
Do you really want to spend several hours prepping the walls? And don’t forget about pulling up your area rugs and moving furniture!
Professional painters know how vital it is to prepare the painting surface. They’ll take the necessary time to clean and prep so that your beautiful shade of vintage blue not only adheres well but also holds up under the wear and tear of your everyday life.
Painters don’t just prep for the job. They clean up afterward. It sounds like a win-win for you!
3. Painters Are the Color Specialists
When you’ve set your sights on your favorite paint manufacturer’s color of the year, you run the risk of selecting the wrong shade for your home. Perhaps you didn’t realize the color you fell in love with makes the room feel claustrophobic.
Wouldn’t you rather have a professional opinion before you lay out the money for the wrong color?
People who choose painting as a career have a fascination with color. Painters don’t mind offering tips on the best colors based on your preferences and lifestyle. If you want to go with a whole new color palette, they know how to help their clients choose complementary rather than clashing colors.
4. They Know Their Paint Products
When was the last time you stood in the paint aisle at the hardware store feeling overwhelmed by the different types of paint? Labels that explain nothing about the product inside. Confusing terminology like low-VOCs and no-VOCs.
If you don’t know you’re supposed to use specific paint types in your bathroom and kitchen, you could go home with a paint that attracts rather than resists mold. What if you or someone in your home has allergies? What if you have a dog?
Your professional painting team will help you select the best paint for each room in your home. You’ll end up with the best finishes, which means cleaning up after a certain dog (or cat) won’t be such a chore.
5. Professionals Bring the Right Tools
The average homeowner may have a few paintbrushes in the garage, and they might even have a decent roller and paint tray. What most people don’t have are the best brushes and rollers.
Did you know different types of paint require specific types of brushes (and rollers)? Your painter does!
Don’t forget about high-quality drop cloths. They’re essential if you want to protect your floors and any furniture pieces too heavy to move.
Contractors who specialize in residential house painting bring the right tools and know-how to use each one. Another plus? They own the tools, meaning you won’t need to invest any money in tools you would only use once.
6. The Gift of Time
It’s not unusual to underestimate how much time a painting project will take. You planned for a Saturday afternoon, but the last project you took on went through to the following weekend, right?
Maybe you didn’t realize how much prep work you needed. Or, how many corners you needed to cut, not to mention windows—did someone actually tell you all those details were fun?
What took you over a week, your painting team can finish in a day or two.
Professional painters have their systems down pat so that they maximize their time. It allows them to finish the project within the allotted time. And they won’t leave touch-ups or other loose ends for you to complete.
What will you use your gift of time to do?
7. Painters and Insurance
We’ve all heard the stories about contractors who damaged a home or hurt themselves on the job. It happens! What shouldn’t happen is for the homeowner to lose sleep over a job not done right or a potential lawsuit because a painter tripped on the stairs.
When you work with a professional residential painting service, you can rest easy.
A professional contractor carries liability insurance. Their insurance will cover any costs associated with safety incidents or injuries that occur in your home.
Their insurance typically also covers added costs to correct issues of quality or damages to your home.
Ready to Trust Your Painting Project to the Professionals?
As you can see, there are multiple advantages to hiring professional painters. Whether you value the experience they bring, the time they can save you, or the peace of mind they allow you to experience due to a job done well, it’s worth it!
If you’re considering painting your home, Ulta Home Improvement Services would like to partner with you. Contact our team today for a free quote and to schedule your upcoming project.