Choosing a DIY or Pro Interior Paint Job?
If you are trying to decide whether to hire a pro to paint your home’s interior or whether to do the painting yourself, the answer may be in the following question. What is the purpose of the paint job? The reason for an interior paint job is invariably to improve the appearance of your home. Much of your home’s value is in its aesthetics. It’s always good to keep the possibility of a move in mind. A home that is well-presented sells much more quickly than one with a paint job that obviously lacks an expert touch. Nevertheless, it is possible for a do-it-yourself interior paint job to bring satisfactory results.
Getting it Right
Every professional painter has numerous trade secrets up his or her sleeve that will make a huge impact on the final outcome of a paint job. Pro painters deal with each tedious detail of painting with ease and expertise. When they have completed a room, no mistakes will be detectable – no splotches, bleed-throughs, crooked lines, or sloppy painting of the trim.
Preparing the Surface
It is typically always a mistake to begin painting without doing all of the right prep work for an interior paint job. For instance, even if a paint surface doesn’t appear to be chipped or peeling, it may be coated with stains, such as tobacco smoke. Professional painters know what is needed on a surface. Wood may need to be replaced, for instance. In humid climates or simply in moist atmospheres, mold can begin to form. A pro will ensure that appropriate cleaning will precede any painting to be done.
Preparing a surface for painting has importance that can’t be overstated. Paint primer may be required for the paint job to turn out right. A painter will already be equipped with the knowledge that primers will perform as they were designed to and extend the life of your paint job only if the paint is applied within a certain time frame, such as within 72 hours.
Tools of the Trade
In addition to experience, professional painters have all of the right equipment to paint your home’s interior. They know every trick of the trade, including which brush to use where, how to most effectively load a brush with paint, and how to apply it in such a way that it produces an impressive finish.
There have been countless occasions when a homeowner will set out to paint his or her home as a do-it-yourself project and then abandon the idea before the job is halfway done. Without the benefit of practice, expertise, and all of the most efficient equipment close at hand, painting a home interior is usually very tedious and extremely inconvenient. All professionals have the experience of tackling an abandoned painting project. Obviously, it is more costly in the end if work must be redone, whether it was partially or fully completed before calling the pros to take over.
If you take the time to research pro painting tips and have the time and patience to stick with an interior paint job to completion, a DIY project should be fine and produce a satisfactory finish. Otherwise, hiring a professional painter is highly recommended; and you’ll be glad about your choice.
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