Trying to decide between DIY and a professional painting crew?
When your home’s exterior needs a fresh coat of paint, you might be tempted to do the work yourself. It seems like the cheapest route.
While you might save some money on the materials, you may pay for it in other ways. Painting the exterior of a home is a lot of work and can be dangerous, especially if you have a two-story home.
Hiring a professional crew can take the stress and risk out of your hands and get you professional results.
Check out these reasons to hire a professional painting company.
1. Access to Experience
Do you know how to prep your siding, protect your landscaping, and apply the paint correctly? Do you know what type of paint to use and how to choose colours that complement your home’s style?
Sure, you can research how to paint your home’s exterior. But that takes more time and could still leave you with questions. You’ll often find conflicting information online that can make you question what to do.
When you hire professional painters, you get their years of experience in painting.
The painters can look at your home and identify potential problems. They can spot things that need to be fixed before painting can start.
You can get the job done correctly without doing the research yourself.
The experience also comes in handy if a problem happens during the painting job. Instead of stressing about it and trying to figure out how to solve the problem yourself, you have professional painters to handle the issues. They’ve likely seen any problem that might pop up on your job, so they’re prepared to handle it.
2. New Ideas and Suggestions
Painting companies keep up with trends and know what works well for exterior painting. When you hire them, you get access to that knowledge.
Your painting company can help you choose colours for your project. If you have a colour in mind, they can suggest colours that would go well with it for trim and other accents.
They can give you ideas on how to paint different parts of your home to highlight architectural features. You can also get suggestions that will increase the value of your home and improve your curb appeal.
3. Proper Equipment
Having the right painting equipment makes a major difference in the outcome of the job.
If you do the work yourself, you’ll have to buy all of the painting supplies, tools, and equipment. That can add up quickly and significantly increase your painting costs.
You’ll need things such as power washers to clean off the home’s exterior before you paint and paint sprayers to apply the paint evenly.
Ladders that are tall enough to reach the top of the house or scaffolding are necessary.
If you won’t use those items again, spending the money to buy them is often a waste.
Instead, you can invest that money into hiring a professional painter. It’s a much easier way to get your home painted since you don’t have to do the work.
4. Less Work for You
Painting your home is physically demanding. It puts lots of strain on your body, including your arms, legs, back, and neck. This can leave you sore for days, even after you’re done painting.
You also have to deal with heat and sun, which can make it uncomfortable. Bugs can be an issue in many areas.
When you hire a company, they handle all the work. You might check in on their progress occasionally. But it’s a hands-off process for you.
When the work’s all done, the painters clean up all of the mess. You can enjoy the results without cleaning up drop cloths, rinsing paint rollers, or handling any other clean-up tasks.
5. Safer Option
Painting a home requires the use of a ladder, even if you have a single-story home.
Even if you’re in good physical condition, working on a ladder is dangerous. Ladder falls result in over 164,000 trips to the ER for injuries and another 300 deaths per year. Those deaths often happen at heights of 10 feet or lower.
When you hire a painting company, you eliminate that fall risk for yourself.
Professional exterior painters having training in safety practices. They also have safety gear to prevent falls.
When choosing a painting company, verify that they have workers’ compensation insurance. The insurance covers any of their workers if they get injured while working on your property.
6. Faster Completion
A painting crew comes in, does the work quickly, and gets out of your way. Since painting is all they do, they can work all day on the task until it’s done. They’re also much more efficient at the tasks since they do them all the time.
When you do the work yourself, you’re often working around your work schedule and other responsibilities. You might have to stop to take your kids to activities or go to other commitments.
Even if you have one or two helpers, the work takes much longer than it does for a full crew of professional painters. This can help minimize the disruption to your life.
7. Professional Results
No matter how much effort you put into the job, getting professional painting results isn’t always possible when you do the job yourself. Painting seems simple, but it takes skill to apply the paint smoothly and professionally.
When you hire a reputable painting company, you get crisp painting results that increase your home’s curb appeal. You don’t have to worry about having crooked paint lines or unsightly drips.
A professional-quality job makes you proud to show off your home. It can also increase its value and make it a more attractive part of your neighbourhood.
Benefits of Professional Painting
Hiring a professional painting crew for your exterior painting job gives you the best results. It’s also the safest option and takes the work out of it for you.
If you’re ready to have a professional crew paint your home’s exterior, contact us to learn more about our services.