The reasons to hire a local painter vary, but there are several of them. Here are some more.
Liability and House Painting
Continuing from our previous list, here are more reasons to go with a pro
You don’t have enough insurance to cover what could go wrong.When hiring a painter you should always check two things - references and insurance. A legitimate painting company will have liability insurance and don’t be afraid to ask to see it. You’re not the only one I promise. Remember that if you do decide to paint by yourself you’re not covered if you spill that bucket of paint on your expensive painting or leather couch.
Wall sanding and prep work is another set of reasons. Have you ever sanded a wall? If you’re like most people probably not. Are you sure you don’t need your walls sanded before painting? You should probably consult a professional if you don’t know the answer to this question.
Keep Your Expenses Down: Hire a Local Painter
When starting a paint project you’re going to need tools, ladders, protection for the floors or bushes, rollers, paint brushes, buckets, tape, and more. The cost of this stuff can add up quickly and once you start to add up all of the costs you’ll realize you’re not saving as much money as you initially thought. Don’t forget about the time it takes to grab all of that stuff from the store. 3-4 trips to Home Depot because you forgot something will cut into your estimated finish time.
You could run into long term problems. A paint job that uses the wrong type of paint or that is applied incorrectly can be extremely expensive. You could end up having to do the entire project over by yourself or hiring a professional 2-3 years down the road when the paint starts to chip and peel. Sometimes it can be even more expensive if the paint company has to go back and fix the work that you did.
You’ll get better results with a professional. As I mentioned earlier your house is one of your most important assets. Don’t you want results that you’re going to be happy to come home to every day? A new interior or exterior paint job can add thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars to the value of a home. A paint job that looks terrible can have the reverse effect.
So be smart. Hire a local painter instead.