There is no doubt that painting is a fantastic way to make a space look new. Just like anything in life, finding a balance between cost, time and, quality plays a role on your decision on how to get this task accomplished. Painting relatively is a job that can be performed by any home owner. In this article we will discuss the options available for you to find the perfect balance between cost, time and quality.
Do It Yourself
There several benefits of painting an area yourself. For one there is the satisfaction of contributing to your home. Some actually find pleasure on the relaxed state of mind you are required to be in. Many are drawn to the feeling of accomplishment you get once the job is completed. Folks also feed their inner artist with the discipline and meticulous requirements involved. There is definitely a worth to the reward you receive from the transformation painting offers.
Be ready to make several trips to your local hardware store for supplies and tools. Furthermore, be ready for unreliable advice from store paint mixers who probably never painted a room. As result, take advice from a store clerks or big box store paint can gofers very lightly. When it comes to paint selection, do your homework. The guy or gal at the paint store has been trained by the manufacturer of the paint the store leads with or sells. Try to get advice from a painter. Today there are several on-line tools you can use for advice and help. Remember that painting is just one step. Getting the area ready for paint is more, or just as, important as painting.
In the most part, the number one reason most people choose to paint a room, home, or business is cost. Doing it yourself is definitely the most cost effective option. Or is it?
Hire a Pro
Unless you are a very meticulous and organized person, hiring a professional will save you money, time, and anxiety. Professionals do this day in and day out. They are in tune with the latest and pest paints available for each application. There is a high value on the fact that applying the right paint to right surface will prolong the lifespan of that paint job. Also, professional painters have gone through the trial and error stage and know what to expect with each job. Professionals have all the tools needed for the job. A true professional painter will have tarps, ladders, extensions, brushes, rollers, tapes, primers, solvents, and the specialty tools needed for each application. The knowledge of substrates, textures, and materials cannot be valued.
Since they are so prepared, they usually can complete the job so much faster and with cleaner results. The level of attention to preparing that painted surface is usually better and yields cleaner transition lines. The attention to painting trim is usually an area where a professional stand out. No need to go back and clean paint residue or unwanted painted surfaces. A true painter will leave your painted space looking new and clean. There won’t be the need to clean brushes, rollers, pans, and tools.
It is hard to gauge what is the best alternative for you. The best advice that can be given is that painting is more work than just going up and down with a roller. The best paint jobs are the result of good preparation or the work area. This requires good knowledge, good equipment, and discipline. Most people will have a hard time with those three requirements. As a result, painted surfaces by a home owner tend to have unwanted painted surfaces, uncovered spots, wavy transitions, dull colors, limited lifespan of colors, and messy cleanup afterwards. Professionals make up the quality gap between painting a wall and a paint job.