As homeowners, we’ve all been there when faced with a home improvement project: hire a pro or do it yourself? The scenario happens often enough in our daily lives that it is a recurring punch line for endless jokes, sitcoms, etc.
Resurface the garage floor. Change all the outlets. Replace a bathroom sink. Fix that hole in the wall. Paint the kitchen.
It is always tempting to just head out to Home Depot and pick up a few gallons of your favorite color(s), a few brushes, a roller and some blue tape. Block off a weekend and get ready to save some money. How hard could it be?
And then the color doesn’t look like it is did in your mind once it is on the wall. And you forgot to buy a bucket. And will the store take back that custom color – since, despite what the store assistant said, you bought too much paint. Hmm…there’s only a little bit of paint on the windowsill. We’ll get around to touching it up. And one weekend turns into three. Oh, and the mess. That corner of the yard where you cleaned the brushes surely won’t be white after you mow next time.
While painting a room sounds simple enough on paper, there is a dramatic difference between a first-timer and a pro tackling the job.
So what is the not-so-secret difference?
- A pro paints houses for a living. With experience comes expertise.
- A pro has a standard to meet.
- Never underestimate the value of your time. Hiring a well-chosen pro virtually guarantees a quality job in a quicker time – and what is YOUR time worth?
So what do you get with a professional house painter that you might now get when doing it yourself?
- Color choice – a professional house painter will have the ability to sit down with you and conduct a comprehensive color consultation to help take the guesswork out of the transition from your mind’s eye to wall.
- Straight lines – quality house painting is in the details. A professional house painter will have the expertise required to make sure every line is straight.
- Even coats – An experienced house painters knows the technique for properly coating a wall so that once dry there are not apparent “shadows” where there shouldn’t be.
- Lasting results – A professional house painter will have the experience to choose quality paint that when combined with professional technique will allow the results to provide lasting quality. A quality house painter doesn’t buy the paint that is on sale. A quality house painter uses the paint that will work best for the customer.
So precisely how much will you save by doing it yourself?
Since 2000, Village Pro Painters has specialized in interior and exterior residential and commercial painting in North Texas.