Painting your house yourself might seem like a good idea to begin with but often times you’ll end up regretting it because you underestimate the amount of work and money that it involves. You may want to hire a professional house painter.
The mess of painting, touch ups, cleaning brushes, proper preparation of the area to be painted, moving furniture, drop clothes, masking, taping all while trying to work and live your life in a house in shambles, painting your house yourself could take awhile.
You’ll want to assess the size of the painting job. If you’re just painting one room in your house then it might be a good idea to do it yourself, if you’re looking to paint the entire exterior of your house it might be a better idea if you let a professional handle it. You’ll especially want to hire a professional house painter for painting areas like ceilings or high walls or areas that require scaffolding.
Another aspect you might want to consider is the cost of all the supplies you’ll need to paint your house. The cost of rollers, brushes, paint pans, ladders, tape, drop cloths, etc. can add up, if the area to be painted is a large one it may be cheaper just to hire a professional, they provide and use all their own supplies (your paint cost should be included in your quote).
A professional house painter will know which paint brand to choose, which will last the longest, which has the best finish, how many coats of paint the area will need and any special preparation needed.
Prepping the surfaces that need to be painted tends to be a lot of work, if you skip this part of the process your new paint job won’t look as good and won’t last as long. This is especially true when painting the exterior of an older house. Scraping off the old paint and preparing the area to be painted can be messy and time consuming, would you know what to do if the scraped paint had lead in it?Professional painters are better equipped to handle potential hazards and have experience dealing with these types of things, it’s what they deal with on a daily basis.
A professional house painter will finish the job in a timely manner, what could take you a week or three could take them a couple of days. They also know how to handle most painting situations without blinking an eye and what you might overlook will probably be something they automatically do (ie, masking off whole windows for overspray, etc). Where you might use rollers and brushes a professional painter will use a paint sprayer, saving time which in turn saves you money and saves you the hassle of renting and learning how to a use paint sprayer.
Most people have been to houses where a professional wasn’t hired, there is paint on the windows, ceilings and drip marks on window sills, this is all too common and looks sloppy. Hiring a professional eliminates a lot of the hassle and mess of painting your house.
Your professional house painter will know what is required to complete the job to your standards taking into consideration safety and proper preparation while doing the job faster than you could yourself.