Painting – DIY or pro?


IT’S not every day that we require the services of a painter; it’s one of those things you only do a handful of times in your life.

The idea of calling in an outside painter can sometimes be a task that people put off. There are a couple of key reasons for this. The first one is that painting can be fun.  For once, you have a chore that can be quite therapeutic. Painting is a task that many of us haven’t done since we were young children.  Therefore, rather than calling on professional painters, painting is a task that most of us look forward to and think we will enjoy. So, we embark on the DIY painting path.

Secondly, whether it’s a DIY project or you are building a home, there is always a budget concerned. Since painting is something that most people think they can do without a qualification or a deep understanding of the task at hand, they will normally leave the painting task as a DIY project rather than call on the painting professionals – all to save money.

Cheap doesn’t necessary mean a lower quality painting job, however, sometimes, DIY can. An experienced painting professional understands different paints and how they work on different materials. They understand about whether patterns and the elements and how this may impact your chosen paint. They understand whether your area will need one or three coats of paint.

At the end of the day, we want the job to be done right. When you hire a painting professional, you can be assured that at least you will get the outcome you wanted.

When going down the DIY path, you may have thought you had initially done a great job. The colour looks great and there are no streaks in sight. However, as time goes on, you may notice that strips of paint are peeling off or the colour is starting to fade. This will cost you more money in paint, labour and time.

When going with a professional painting company, these ongoing or future issues are more likely not to be present. This is what professionals get paid for. Not just to do the actual job, but to do it right the first time and prevent any future issues from occurring.