You may be an enthusiastic DIY’er, but perhaps the type of painting or the finish is something that you may not want to tackle. After all, painting may be fun, but preparing the surface can be a very time consuming process, not to mention dangerous if high ceilings or roofs are involved. If time is more important to you than money, hiring a professional painter may be a smart investment. In making your decision, there are a few things that you should remember about painting.
Is a skilled trade that requires training and appropriate tools – Professional painters know how to properly prepare the surface, which paints to use in each situation and how to get the job done quickly with minimal disruption. Professional painters also have all the tools required to achieve a quality finish.
Can be dangerous and/or hazardous – Working on ladders and dealing with solvents and dusts can be hazardous. Older houses may be coated in poisonous lead paints. Professional painters know how to handle these dangerous situations and substances and minimize the risks. They also have the appropriate safety equipment to keep you and your family and themselves safe.
Requires cleanup and disposal – Professional painters will take care of these tasks on your behalf as part of their service. If you do decide to hire a professional here are some tips to help you choose…
Hiring a professional painter to paint your home is not a decision to take lightly. While anybody can slap paint onto your walls, it takes considerable expertise and experience to get a truly high quality finish. Talk to a professional to understand if they are the right person for the job and ask for references.