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Why You Should Hire a Professional Painter

Updated on December 21, 2012

Decorating your home can be a time consuming process, especially if you choose to do it yourself. It sometimes takes months or even years for people to complete their home improvement projects due to having to balance it around their schedules. Some people even start their decorating and never get it finished.

While it can be tempting to do your own painting and may seem cheaper, it is important to remember that painting and decorating is a skilled trade. There are skilled professionals who make their living from painting people's houses.

But you can do it yourself with a paintbrush and a couple of buckets of paint, right? Why should you consider using a professional?

Reasons to Hire a Professional Painter

Hiring a professional painter to take care of your interior house painting has many benefits.

  • Not only will it ensure that the painting is done in a timely manner without interruption to your routine, but you'll receive an outstanding job. Anybody can use a paintbrush or roller and paint a wall, but not everybody will yield the results of a professional.
  • A professional painter will use only the best equipment. They know the differences between good and bad quality paint and which paintbrushes or rollers to use to get the best results in certain areas and on different surfaces. Amateur do-it-yourself decorators may not think about the quality of the paint being used, but the neatest of paint jobs is no good if the quality is poor. It would be a shame to spend time painting your home only to have it start flaking or peeling after a couple of months. A professional painter guarantees quality and satisfaction.
  • A professional painter will be insured and offer warranty on their service. If you're not completely satisfied with their job, or you start to notice problems after a little while, you'll be able to get it fixed as it will be covered by them. If you do your interior house painting yourself and it goes wrong, you'll have to take care of it by redoing it yourself, which will only lead to more expense and starting over.
  • A professional painter will clean up and dispose of materials in the correct manner. Cleaning up is perhaps the worst part of the job, and can be a more stressful and difficult task than the painting itself. A professional will take care of disposing of any toxic materials as a part of their service, so you won't have to worry about it.

While painting your home yourself may seem like a good idea at first, hiring a professional to do the job for you is often the best option. Not only will you receive the highest quality of work in a timely and professional manner, but it could actually save you money over time.

More often than not a professional will get it right first time, and while it may seem expensive up front, when you factor in the costs of buying the materials yourself, the time you would have to spend on the job, and the cost of cleaning up and possibly having to redo it in a couple of years, hiring a professional is often the most cost-effective solution.

Would you rather hire a professional to paint your home or do it yourself?

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      David H Longford 5 years ago from Blind River Ontario Canada

      Make sure that you choose/buy your own paint. You want to get a paint that is "mold" resistent. Or a good oil based "primer" DHL

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      lanablackmoor 5 years ago from New England

      Great points! Sometimes there really is cause to hire a professional. Voted up!