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,
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.