When to DIY? When to hire a professional? These questions come up every time you need to paint your home. Doing it yourself is a great option if you have the time, experience, and ability to do a professional job. But, if you don’t, then it makes sense to hire a pro. A professional painter has the tools and training to give your home a high-quality finish, one to make any homeowner proud.
A professional will do all the necessary prep work to give you a lasting paintjob. When homeowners DIY, they often get so excited to see paint up on the walls that they gloss over or hurry through proper preparation. Professional painters, on the other hand, have the patience to do the prepwork necessary to ensure a beautiful paint job. Taping, priming, sanding - let a pro handle these. Without the right prep, walls often result in blistering, cracking or uneven paint. For a gleaming interior, let a pro prepare the walls or ceiling so that they are clean, dry, and free of debris.
Not All Tape is Created Equal
Masking tape and painter tape are not the same thing. Often non-pros will use masking tape to create clean lines around baseboards and door jambs. The danger is that masking tape, although cheaper, can leave hard-to-remove residue. Also, masking tape must be removed quickly - within a few hours or so - to be removed cleanly. Unfortunately, masking tape is not designed for painting and may cause paint to buckle or stick to the surface, which causes paint to peel upward when the tape is removed. A professional painter, however, will use the proper tape, designed to leave a clean, smooth finish.
A skilled professional has the technique to leave your walls looking smooth, without brush or roller marks. Oftentimes DIY’ers paint in a haphazard fashion, which leads to drips.
Let’s face it - it’s fun to paint; it’s less fun to clean up. After a long, tiring day of painting, who wants to spend another hour or two cleaning up? But, without proper cleanup, you can damage your equipment or let the stray drip develop in into a hard-to-remove spot. All too often, wet brushes have dried out overnight and accidental paint drips have become a permanent part of a home’s decor. For best results, leave the painting - and cleaning up - to professionals.
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