Turn on your TV, and odds are you’ll find a DIY show where someone is either flipping a house they just bought or someone replacing their kitchen sink. DIY (do-it-yourself) home improvement projects have taken root here in Burlington for such reasons as saving money and for the thrill of accomplishing a task yourself. However, should you DIY your home’s interior paint job?
Affinity Painting & Cabinet Refinishing is the best interior home painting company in Burlington. From your kitchen to your garage, we’ve got you covered for all of your interior painting needs. In this blog post, we’ll discuss whether you should tackle your interior painting job. Contact us today for a free estimate!
SHOULD YOU DIY YOUR HOME’S INTERIOR PAINTING JOB?
- Consider cost. Hiring a professional painting service, such as Affinity Painting & Cabinet Refinishing in Burlington, costs money. But have you considered the cost of purchasing all the painting equipment you’ll need to get the inside of your home painted? You’ll need brushes, rollers, paint trays, old towels, extension poles, tape, caulking, sandpaper, paint clothes, protective glasses, and facemasks — and that doesn’t even include the cost of the paint, which can be expensive depending on what type you are choosing. You may need to buy primer as well. As all DIYers know, once you get started on a DIY project, you’re bound to need more supplies.
- Consider your time. Painting is a time-consuming task, especially if you’re looking to paint a big space, such as your living room that has vaulted ceilings. First, you have to prep. Prepping to paint is more than just throwing some plastic over your furniture and grabbing your paint brush. You’ll have to remove everything from your walls and move all the furniture away from the walls, which may require assistance if your furniture is heavy. You’ll have to clean the walls and repair any holes that might be present with spackling paste. Then the fun part begins: taping off all ceilings, walls, door knobs, fixtures, and trim.
- Consider quality. Most people like to paint because creating something on a canvas is relaxing and enjoying. Hence, they think they can DIY their home interior painting. In reality, interior painting is work — a lot of work. And if you’ve never painted anything outside of a canvas, you’ll find there is definitely a learning curve involved. When you hire a professional interior painting company, you can rest assured that your paint job will be amazing. Can you say that your interior paint will be free of drips, spills, and uneven and patchy work if you DIY?
WHY A PROFESSIONAL PAINTING CONTRACTOR IS WORTH EVERY PENNY
As a homeowner or business owner, your free time is valuable. You want to go for a bike ride with your kids, attend their soccer games, or get together with your friends for coffee or a round of golf on the weekends after a long week of work. Do you really want to spend the time, effort, and energy painting the interior of your home when you could hire an interior painting company to do a professional job?