Have you ever looked at your bedroom walls — or any walls in your house — and got the sudden urge to paint them in a whole different colour? You’d be surprised by how common that feeling is. However, you may want to think twice before doing a DIY house paint job.
4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional for a Paint Job
You might think doing the paint job yourself would be cheaper than hiring professional house painters to come in and do it for you, but you’d be sorely mistaken. Take into account the cost of buying all the necessary equipment to do the task properly, the time it takes to paint a whole room, and the effort to do it correctly.
You Have to Strip Off Old Paint
If you live in a house that’s more than forty years old, there’s a high possibility that you’ll need to strip the old paint on your walls before painting over them. That’s because paint back then was commonly lead-based, making them a health hazard.
It won’t have anything to adhere to if you paint over an old layer, degrading more quickly. Stripping old paint from walls takes proper prep work that professional house painters can perform best.
Your Walls Might Not Be in the Best Condition
Another side effect of having an old house is your walls might not be in the best condition.
The only way to truly confirm this is to have a professional assess this, so it’s better to hire one from the get-go.
Some major problems you can’t paint over include holes in the drywall, cracks, and weakened material.
You Might Need a Special Finish
Sometimes, a house requires specialty paints, which you cannot easily apply if you don’t have the proper training.
A professional can do the job for you quickly, and you won’t have to worry about paying double the price to fix any mistakes you would’ve made in a DIY paint job.
Special finishes include lacquer and high glosses, and these high-shine finishes are not forgiving. Any mistake you make will be hard to cover up with specialty paints.
Your Ceilings Are Too High
The fact that your ceilings might be too high to reach is probably the most obvious reason to hire a professional house painter.
It’s so obvious that many people don’t even think about it until they get to the part where they have to paint the ceiling to match the walls and find out that they can’t.
Before you decide to plunge into a DIY paint job, consider that you’d be putting yourself under unnecessary strain to get an even coat of paint on your ceiling. However, if you hire a professional, they could do it for you quickly, and you wouldn’t even have to break a sweat.
Painting a room yourself can sound exciting at first, but it’s important to consider the reality of the situation. A DIY paint job can end up costing you more than the fees of a professional house painter because you’d be investing in some expensive tools. On top of that, you’d have to spend a lot of time and effort to accomplish the job.
Hiring professional painters is the best way to paint a room beautifully without stress.
Home Painters Toronto offers residential painting services in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.
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From The Owner & Founder
Hello and welcome!
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Since 1987 when I was at York University simply earning my way through school, I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with thousands of amazing homeowners like yourself.
Besides the birth of my daughter, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a homeowner’s life change when we have transformed their dream home into a masterpiece. For that reason, we take our jobs very seriously and are committed to our cause.
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