It’s often said that a “lick” of paint can make all of the difference when it comes to redecorating a home. We respond to color in a very emotional way and in this sense, the right color palette around the home is very important. It is also why a fresh new coat of paint even in a tired old home can really make a huge difference in terms of mood and atmosphere.
Do it Yourself or Hire a Professional?
The truth is that just about anyone can physically hold a brush and do the job. This is why there are so many people who decide to paint their own homes all by themselves. But should you really do this? Why might it be better to hire a professional painter and decorator instead? Here are some benefits of hiring a professional painter instead of doing it all by yourself:
- Skills: It might seem easy enough to put on a coat of paint around the home but it actually requires a level of skill that most homeowners don’t have. A lack of skill and experience often shows itself in the final finish and amateurs will often leave drips, streak marks, and thin spots in their paint jobs. This can look untidy and may even lead to a reduced sales price if you’re looking to sell at any stage. On the other hand, a professional painter will do a smooth job that looks tidy and masterful when all is done.
- Speed: Professional painters will also get the job done more quickly. They will often also be able to ensure that fewer coats of paint are needed to get the finish that you really want.
How to Choose the Right Painter for the Job
If you’ve decided to hire a painting contractor to do the job, where do you begin and what should you look for? The fact is that lots of people say that they can do the job but it’s important to make sure that you choose the right person for the project. Here are a few things to look for in painting contractors:
That they have plenty of experience doing the sort of job you need them to do, whether it be for a commercial premises or a home
That they have been operating for some years and have a proven track record in the industry
That they can offer real customer testimonials so that you have a reference for the quality of their work
That they will provide a quote free of charge without being pushy or aggressive in their tone and manner
A good paint job can really change the way that any home or commercial premises looks and feels. This is why it’s so important to choose the right painting contractor for the job. The best painters will do a great job, leaving the paint mark-, drip-, and streak-free, and will be able to offer a no-obligation quote, friendly service, and sound advice based on lengthy experience.
Marc Poulos began his real estate and financial services career, but he soon realized that his true passion was beautifying homes. He started working with various small craftsman shops before serving an apprenticeship with the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. His commitment to excellence won him Top Apprentice from Washburne trade school in Chicago – the country’s premier school of its kind.