The interior of your home is something that you probably take pride in. And as a homeowner, you should. It’s where you live and spend a majority of your time. You probably clean it every time you have a moment, and you’ve probably spent more than a couple hours here and there rearranging furniture and decorating to your tastes. But there comes a time when it starts to look not so great- whether your ideas about how it should look have changed or whether it’s just begun to peel and look a little aged. Either way, it’s something that’s easily fixable: just paint it.
Painting is the easiest and quickest way to give any room in your home a facelift. It makes it look brand new, it makes it feel brand new and it’s bound to make you feel good about it. Interior painting is a complete makeover for your living space that can be relatively quick and painless – that just depends on how you choose to go about it.
When it comes to interior painting you can either hire professionals to do it for you, or you can do it yourself. Lately Do-It-Yourself projects have been on the rise and we often find ourselves thinking well why not? And while there’s nothing inherently wrong with home DIY projects, it’s definitely a good idea to weigh the pros and cons before-hand. There is a reason why there are painting professionals out there, and the benefits of hiring someone experienced who paints for a living can’t be argued. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s look at the pros and cons of Do-It-Yourself, and then we can talk about why you should hire a professional for your interior painting needs.
Often when people decide to start a DIY project they’re doing it for one reason and one reason only. They want to save money. Arguably, that might be the only point that could be put in the pro panel on the subject of DIY versus professionals. But even then, if the painting job isn’t done right then the cost savings might not have been worth it. Or you could still end up having to come out of pocket for other unexpected expenses.
When doing DIY, you watch a couple videos on how to do it, and then you go for it. Or you don’t watch videos and you try to figure it out as you go along. The issue with either is that you don’t have the experience. Experience is actually important in something that may sound as simple as painting. For example, did you know that paint preparation beforehand is vital for a successful end result? If the walls aren’t properly prepped before the interior painting is started the paint won’t properly adhere. This leads to peeling, chipping, uneven looks and it’s basically not something that you want to happen. It means your interior paint job is going to have to be redone way sooner than you want it to be. And then the money you saved on doing it yourself? Say good-bye to that. In addition, you’re still spending money when you have to purchase the paint and the supplies. And that’s not the end of that.
Another thing to think about when it comes to DIY is the output and everything that you will personally have to put in to it. Take for example, your time. Your time is important to you. And if time is money ... Do you see where I’m going here? A project that could be quickly done could end up taking months when relegated to a DIY project. Your time is split between so many other things during the week that at the end of the day the very last thing you probably want to do is come home and paint. And in so far as your weekends, wouldn’t you just rather be doing other things anyway? Consider also that during this period of a couple months your home will be in an in-between state, so say hello to mess and the repeated moving and shifting of your household items to get them out of your way. It gets frustrating.
Output doesn’t just mean time. A DIY interior painting project can cause major stress. It may not be getting done fast enough, or you find you have a hard time painting corners and the ceilings, or any other number of things. Do-It-Yourself means you’re taking on everything – by yourself. So if you think an upside would be that you don’t have to deal with other people then the downside would be that the only people you can ask are the people at the hardware store.
The last important thing for you to be aware of when it comes to deciding on whether or not you should DIY and paint your homes interior is the safety viewpoint. If you don’t have high walls and grand sweeping ceilings, that’s great but that doesn’t mean you might not fall off of your ladder. It happens every day and the effects can be damaging to both you and your home. I bring this up because it’s likely you aren’t insured for these kinds of falls- professionals, however, are.
Ultimately, DIY may seem like a fun project to do and if you think you can handle it, as long as you stay aware of what’s at stake, go for it. But if you think you might want something a little better, let’s check out the professionals.
Hiring professionals to professionally do your interior painting work is the smart way to go. The only con here isn’t really even a con (the con being that you choose a scam company) – you just have to be careful who you pick to do the work! If you choose a reputable company that’s been around for a while your worries will be virtually non-existent. You can rest easy knowing that everything will be taken care of and that’s a big part of the benefits of hiring professional interior painters; the stress is gone.
When you’ve got experienced Naples painters on your side you know that they know what they are doing. You know that they’re going to use their knowledge and experience to give you quality work and straight lines. And you know that your project that could have taken months in DIY time will be over after a much shorter timeline.
Some other benefits? You don’t have to buy the tools yourself, besides picking out a color. Often painters have better access to more quality paints and materials. You don’t have to clean up the mess, as often it’s included in the service. Professional interior painters will do every step with focus and attention to detail, including the painting prep. Your paint project is their job. They’re focusing on the painting itself, and all the things you have to worry about during DIY (your own job, your family, personal things) are not concerns to them. They are not things that are detracting from their work.
Besides having experience, knowledge, tools and everything else that makes them perfect for the job, they are licensed and insured so that if damages do happen, to your home or to an individual, it can be taken care of and not fall on to you. So why wouldn’t you hire the people who paint interiors for a living to come and paint yours? It only makes sense. So if you’re interested in getting an estimate for an interior painting job, or if you just want to discuss the pros and cons a little more, contact us here for a free estimate or call us today at 239.963.7937.