The appeal of tackling exterior painting projects the old-fashioned way is understandable. For those with a penchant for DIY, the whole thing can indeed be a pleasure from start to finish.
Not to mention, the enormous satisfaction that comes with admiring your achievements when the job is wrapped up.
Technically speaking, the vast majority of exterior paint jobs can be tackled with the DIY approach. If you’re completely confident in your capabilities, there’s no reason why you can’t head outdoors and set your sights on sprucing up your home.
Even so, there are still several advantages that accompany a pro paint job. As is often the case, just because you can technically handle the logistics of a job doesn’t make it a good idea.
At least, not if you’re all about efficiency, simplicity, safety and cost-effectiveness.
Make no mistake about it – we salute anyone who loves getting their hands dirty with a spot of DIY. But before heading to your local hardware store and stocking up on supplies, we strongly suggest considering the following five benefits of professional exterior painting:
- It’s Faster
Firstly, keeping disruption to a minimum is often a priority for those looking to paint their homes. Or to put it another way, the faster you can have the job wrapped up in its entirety, the better.
For the average DIYer with a standard setup of tools and equipment, you could be looking at a good week or so to get your home prepped and painted. By contrast, hiring a team of skilled painters could see the whole thing finished in a day or two. Many hands make light work, and those who paint for a living will always get the job done so much faster.
- It’s Often Cheaper
Depending on the type of equipment you already have in your arsenal, hiring the pros could actually save you money. Painting a home’s exterior calls for a pretty extensive supply of tools, accessories, safety gear, accessibility equipment and so on. Not to mention, a fairly generous quantity of paint, purchased at its standard retail price, rather than wholesale.
Do the math and you could easily find yourself in a position where having the pros paint your home on your behalf could prove cheaper. They’ve already got all of the equipment needed to get the job done, and they’ve access to the best paints money can buy at reduced wholesale prices.
- It’s Much Safer
Whichever way you look at it, exterior home painting can be hazardous to your health. Even if you have all the necessary PPE and safety gear, you’re still taking a risk when working at any kind of height. The less experience you have with these kinds of projects, the sketchier the whole thing becomes.
This alone is one of the biggest benefits of hiring help, as doing so enables you to eliminate all health and safety risks from the equation. If you’d rather not run the risk of injuring yourself in the process, why not have someone else paint your home on your behalf?
- It’s Risk-Free
Speaking of risks, a professional paint job can also be 100% risk-free in a financial sense. This is because any contractor worth doing business with will cover their services with an extensive warranty. If you are not completely satisfied with the result, they’ll keep at it until you are.
This is something you deny yourself with the DIY approach – you simply have to live with the results. If you’re totally disappointed after spending a fortnight painting your home, there’s really not a great deal you can do about it.
- It’s Easy
Last up, hiring a professional painting contractor makes one of the most laborious home improvement jobs a walk in the park. You can even arrange for your painters to visit your home and get the job done while you’re away, in order to keep disruption to the bare minimum.
Coupled with guarantees of flawless results and the potential to save money, it’s a strong argument in favor of pro painting. Obligation-free quotations are available free of charge, so it costs nothing to find out, and you could be surprised how affordable the whole thing is.
Whether ready to go ahead or simply considering an exterior makeover for your home, we’re standing by to take your call. For more information on the services we provide or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact a member of the team at Homm CPS today.