Homeowners – “Well, I can just paint my house by myself.” This is absolutely true. Without any physical restrictions most homeowners can paint themselves.
However, most homeowners can learn how to manage their retirement accounts, but yet we trust our financial advisor to handle that. Most homeowners can learn how to change the oil on their vehicles, but yet we often trust our local mechanic to handle that. Most homeowners can learn how to install new faucets in the sink, but yet we hire a plumber to handle that for us.
Painting seems like a relatively innocuous task, but is it truly something that we should be “doing ourselves”? Here are some reasons to hire a professional painting contractor:
Reason #1 – Volume of Work
The average homeowner will buy 5 homes in their LIFETIME. Most medium-sized painting companies paint 6-10 homes per MONTH. We know what to look for to make sure that we are taking all factors into account. If a homeowner encounters a problem, they have to diagnose the issue, do research, make a few calls to family or friends. Experienced, professional painters will have a solution immediately as there are few situations at this point that are foreign to us.
Reason #2 – It’s Not As Easy As It Looks
Let’s be completely transparent, a homeowner will not be as good at painting as a professional painting service. Painting takes practice, attention to detail, and an irrational amount of patience. We are not all cut out for painting; a painter may make painting look easy, but I can assure you that is not the case.
Reason #3 – It Will Take You MUCH Longer
Our average paint job lasts one week, five days of labor for a two to three man crew. That equates to 10 to 15 days of work for a single homeowner or two to three months of weekends. Your time is valuable, and you should consider this before you take on a project that may consume all your free time for the foreseeable future.
Before you decide to DIY, consider your options to PSE. As you can see, it is not always as easy as it seems. Allow Affinity Painting the opportunity to DIFY (Do It For You) by scheduling a free estimate today.