The need to have your home or business painted is usually met with disgust when you get a few quotes from local painting companies. You might find the prices too high and consider taking the project on yourself with some friends. But before you break out your old jeans and start slapping paint on the walls, there are some hidden benefits of spending the extra coin to have a professional do it instead.
First, if you’re a busy person, having a company meet your residential or commercial painting needs is a great idea. While they do charge more, they can get the job done much much faster than you could since they have the experience and manpower. The faster they can get it done, the faster you can move on with adding new furniture or renting it out if that’s the case.
Secondly, while painting is generally a pretty safe home improvement task, if you have any higher areas you need to coat, climbing a ladder can be a daunting task. On top of that, if you decide to do it yourself, you can probably hurt yourself and not have any recourse. Hiring a pro means they have experience and liability insurance should anything go wrong – so you’re covered!
Whether you’ve decided to take on your painting project yourself, or you’ve hired a local painting contractor, you’re going to need to get the area prepared and ready for a successful paint job. If you’re doing it yourself this might involve stuff like making sure any large cumbersome furniture is out of the way or covered appropriately. Also, wiping down the wall with an all purpose cleaner or even just a warm soapy cloth will keep dust or other particles from getting painted over and causing more coats to need to be applied. If you’ve hired a professional, they will deal with the surface preparation, but most will recommend and appreciate you moving couches and bed frames out of the way. Most will even be willing to help if you give them enough notice.