Painting the interior or exterior of your home is a major job, and it can take days-to-weeks before the job is completed sufficiently. Whether you’re tired of the same colours in your living space, or your existing paint is faded or dull, wanting change is a natural progression in a homeowner’s life. Purchasing the paint and equipment you need to complete the job is straightforward, the difficult part comes when you need to commence the painting process. One decision you will need to make before you start is whether you want to paint yourself or hire a professional company. Here are a few things to consider:
Painting is meticulous and time-consuming and requires a decent amount of patience and proficiency to ensure the job is satisfactory. Certain skill sets that professional painters boast may make it challenging for homeowners to undertake a painting job. Trade-related skills, including but not limited to, handling and storing toxic chemicals, ladder safety, caulking, sanding and familiarization. If you do decide to paint your house on your lonesome, be sure to check in at your local painting store for product suggestions and advice.
Planning & Preparation
Another aspect that professional painting companies excel at is their planning and preparation for the jobs they’ve agreed to undertake. Some of it has to do with on-the-job experience, but much of it has to do with what they learned in training sessions. Professional painting companies go in-depth when preparing for their painting jobs, which allows them to relay accurate timeframes and deadlines to homeowners. Doing it yourself is always an option and presents you with the opportunity to learn a new skill, however, if you are in a time crunch, it may be in your best interest to invest in professional home painting services.
Improved Resale Value
Many of our clients reach out to us for painting advice and recommendations before they begin looking to sell their home. A fresh new coat of paint is an excellent idea for homeowners that plan on moving because it will significantly improve your home’s resale value. When you think about it, your home’s interior and exterior paint are amongst the first things a prospective homebuyer will see when they inspect your home. Enlisting the services of a professional painting company will help boost your home’s curb appeal and make your home appear newer than it is. Professional painters excel at minimizing risk to provide a great end-product. If you decide to paint by yourself, it’s essential to be mindful about not letting paint leak onto the trim of your room, as well as to ensure the paint is not streaky or gunky.
For more information on painting your own home, or enlisting the services of a professional painting company, contact 4 Brothers Painting today!