I’ve Hired The Pros, But Should I Buy My Own Paint?

You wouldn’t believe how often we hear this question!

You’ve decided it’s time to paint your interiors, you’ve come up with a good idea for a color scheme and you won’t settle for anything other than a flawless result. You’ve therefore decided to hire the pros to paint your interiors, rather than tackling things yourself. It’s now simply a case of getting the best possible quote and setting things in motion.

But here’s the thing – who should take responsibility for buying the paint?

In theory, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the best party to buy the paint would be you. First of all, buying the paint yourself would surely reduce the overall costs of the pro painting service. In addition, you can ensure the paint color matches your vision and take full advantage of any special deals or discounts at your local store.

Realistically, you simply need someone to apply the stuff to your walls.

Buying Paint and Painting Supplies Online: Worth a Shot?

It all seems to make sense on paper, but doesn’t necessarily add up when put into practice. In fact, there are a whole bunch of reasons why buying your own paint ahead of a pro decorating job isn’t necessarily the best idea.

A few of which you’ll find detailed below:

You Might Choose The Wrong Paint Type

First and foremost, picking the perfect paint for your interiors isn’t quite as simple as selecting an attractive color. You’ll also need to factor in a variety of considerations to ensure you buy the correct type of paint. For example, you’ll need to think about the materials the paint is to be applied to, temperatures and humidity in the surrounding space, the condition of the surfaces and so on. Not to mention, the extent to which you need primer to prepare the surfaces for painting. Invest in the wrong type of paint and you inevitably compromise the quality of the result. Even with all the pro painting expertise in the world, it’s impossible to produce a flawless result with the wrong kind of paint. Hence, you might want to leave it in the hands of the experts.

You Might Choose A Poor-Quality Paint

If you lack extensive interior painting experience, you’re probably not in the best position to assess paint quality. Particularly if you’re out to minimize costs, you could make the mistake of deliberately compromising on quality to save money. Once again, this is the kind of error that can lead to a thoroughly disappointing result. It’s worth remembering that what appears to be decent-quality paint for you personally may be well below acceptable standards for the pro painter. If this is the case, you’ll either be looking at substandard results, or the unwillingness of the painting team to go ahead.

You Could End Up Spending More Than Necessary

If there’s a saving to be made without compromising quality, it simply makes sense to make it. But it’s worth remembering that while you’ll only ever have access to standard High Street deals, pro painters buy their products wholesale. This means that irrespective of the deals and discounts you come across when shopping for paint, your painting team has access to the same paint at considerably lower prices. They buy more of it, so they pay significantly lower prices than the average High Street shopper. Precisely why attempting to save money by purchasing your own paint often turns out to be false economy.

You May Be Disappointed With The Color

Far too many paints don’t look anything like the color indicators on their cans when applied to surfaces in the real world. So even if you know exactly what kinds of colors you’re looking for, you could be in for a surprise when the final result shows through. This is something your pro painting team can take into account, ensuring the final result is an accurate reflection of your vision.

You Can Save Yourself Time And Effort

Last but not least, allowing your professional painting team to handle the paint selection process could save you plenty of time and effort. Their experience and expertise can be put to work to pinpoint the perfect paint in seconds – far better than trawling through thousands of products and ultimately taking chances on unknown.

Whether ready to go ahead with an interior painting project or simply considering the available options, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Contact a member of the team at Homm CPS today for more information.