There is no better way to breathe new life into your home than with a fresh coat of paint. But do you take on the painting yourself or hire a professional?
While plenty of DIYers have been known to knock out the project themselves, they may end up spending an extraordinary amount of time for a mediocre result. For the best possible paint job that will look great for years to come, put your project in the hands of the pros.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Painter
Before you paint yourself into a corner, take a moment to consider the benefits of hiring a professional painter. Because painting your home requires more steps than just applying the paint, handing your job over to the capable hands of a professional will ensure that the job gets done properly and that you are thrilled with the results.
Choosing a paint color for your own home can be daunting, especially if you are looking for a change from your previous color. And sometimes, the more colors you look at the more likely you are to become frozen in indecision.
Let an outsider in. Professional painters have seen it all and they know what’s popular, what will work in your rooms given the use of the room, lighting, and other considerations. There is no need to go this alone and end up with a color you will later regret.
A painting project requires proper preparation that involves more than just pouring the paint into a tray and rolling it on. There is much to do before the first drop of primer or paint ever hits your walls. When you hire a professional to paint your home, you can count on the job being completed to perfection and much more efficiently than most folks can do on their own.
Your furniture, blinds, and other items will need to be removed from the room or moved away from the walls to allow enough space for the work to be done. Then your flooring, as well as anything that remains in the room, will need to be covered in high-quality drop cloths to allow any drips to be absorbed and prevent them from being tracked throughout the rest of your home.
There may be holes to fill, cracks to caulk, drywall to repair, and popped nails to fix. Once these repairs are complete, the walls will need to be wiped clean to remove dust and debris. Electrical faceplates and HVAC registers will need to be removed and labeled. The entire area will need to be properly taped off, using tape with the appropriate level of adhesion depending on the texture of the surface.
When applying the primer, it is important to take your time and use high-quality materials. Because the primer is the base on which your paint is being applied, it will greatly affect the overall quality of your paint job. Primer helps to seal the wall, prevent mold, and allow the paint to be evenly distributed over the wall. Like paint, the primer should be cut in. Cutting in means that the areas near trim, doors, windows, ceilings, etc., will need to be carefully outlined. While tape certainly helps to keep primer and paint off the surfaces you don’t want to paint, a steady hand is required for this step.
After the primer has been applied and is completely dry, the wall surfaces will need to be lightly sanded to remove any bumps or imperfections, then wiped clean.
Given the preparation list that has led to the actual painting, many folks would be hanging it up for the day. This is where the pros are just getting started.
Now that the walls are ready to be painted, they will need to be cut in, again, with the paint color and then brushed or rolled on to your walls, perhaps in multiple coats. Professional painters will bring with them a variety of brushes and rollers because different paints and surfaces require different applicators.
Once the paint has been applied, the professionals’ work isn’t done. The tape will need to be carefully removed, the drop cloths pulled away, and furniture moved back into place.
A professional painter will stand behind their work. A final review to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the quality is the mark of a pro.
Contact The Painting Company
If you have painting projects on your to-do list, let us take them off your plate. The professional painters at The Painting Company are known for their superior workmanship and take pride in delivering the highest quality results in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada. Contact us today and let us take care of everything from color consultation to final inspection. You’ll be glad you did.