Painting your home can be a fun and rewarding experience but most do-it-yourselfers underestimate the skill and time it takes to achieve a professional high-quality finish (see “Doing It Yourself”).
Some things to consider include:
Health and Safety: Painting can be hazardous work, whether its working on ladder or dealing with solvents and dust. Professional painters have the appropriate safety equipment to keep you and your family and themselves safe.
Preparation: Professional painters know how to properly prepare the surface. Preparation can be more than 50 percent of the time of a paint job – scraping, sanding, caulking, cleaning and priming.
Which paints and how to apply them: paint choice is not just about colour, professional painters know which paints to use in each situation and the tools to use to get the best results.
Clean-up and disposal – professional painters take care of these tasks as part of their service.