A lot of people look at a yet-to-be-completed painting project and think that DIY is the only way to make the project financially feasible. “How hard could it be,” they say, hands on hips, staring at the bare walls of the property. They imagine themselves wearing faded overalls, gingerly brushing paint onto the ceiling from the top rung of a ladder, pausing to dab sweat from the brow. They imagine a job completed in a weekend, without needing any further work for many years to come.
The problem is, this beautiful image is rarely what a DIY home painting project looks like in reality. Interior painting and exterior painting have their unique requirements and challenges, but both of them can be too much for a single DIY painter. Another way to look at it is in terms of time and money. Believe it or not, hiring professional painting contractors can save you money over doing the job all by yourself, or with a crew of friends you can assemble.
Why Professional Painting Pays For Itself
- Professional Painting is Guaranteed. What happens if your paint contractors make a mistake? All American Painting Plus guarantees all of our work. We don’t make many mistakes, but if we do, we come back and fix them fast. What happens if you make a mistake while painting? You’ve got to figure out how to fix the mistake (a waste of time and money), and hope you do it right the second time.
- Professional Work Usually Lasts Longer. Licensed painting contractors have tons of experience, and their livelihoods depend on their consistent good work. Experience allows them to avoid mistakes and focus on the nuanced details that make a paint job last.
- Professional Painters Work Fast. If you’re trying your hand at a large scale painting project, perhaps for the first time in your life, it’s going to take awhile. Professional painters, like the ones employed with All American Painting Plus, work quickly. The job that might take you a week could be completed in a day or two. Speed of completion has a lot to do with final project cost – the sooner it’s done, the less it costs!
- Professional Painters Have Access to the Best Materials. If you are painting your house on your own, you only have access to what is available in stores near you, or on the internet. While this may include a lot of great choices, depending on where you live, you’ll also be limited by your own experience. A nonprofessional can’t know exactly how a product will serve their purposes, because they haven’t used it many times before. Professional painters have this knowledge, and the discounted professional accounts at the local paint contractor supply (and all the industry products and materials they have, which are not sold to the general public).
At the end of the day, whether you paint on your own or hire professionals is up to you. You may have what it takes to get your project completed at a high level of quality. If, on the other hand, these points dissuade you from tackling home painting on your own, give All American Painting Plus a call or email.