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6 Reasons Why Painting Should be Left to the Professionals

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6 Reasons Why Painting Should be Left to the Professionals

Your home is your castle. When you pull up to it, you want to be impressed by its appearance. But sometimes, things start looking a little bit shabby and less than ideal. The paint job tends to be the first thing to wear out, whether it starts fading, chipping, or peeling. Fortunately, a paint job is one of the easiest ways to refresh the look of a home.

Many people consider painting a standard do-it-yourself project. After all, the hardest part is choosing the paint color and everything else is smooth sailing. Right? Perhaps, but more often than not, those who elected to do the job themselves realize they got in way over their head.

Just ask any homeowner who has painted his or her house before, and you might be advised to hire a professional to get the job done. While you may think that doing it yourself will ensure that the job gets done faster and save you money in the long run, in reality, it can end up being more of a headache than it’s worth. Surprisingly, doing it yourself often results in costing more money out of pocket, as well.

Need a little convincing of just why hiring a professional to paint the exterior of your home is worth your while? Here is a look at some of the reasons why handing over the reigns of this project to someone else is actually more effective.


The painting supplies necessary to get the job done actually span more than just a couple cans of paint, some brushes, and a ladder. The best painting jobs typically require much more than this, and when it’s a one time project, you probably won’t want to spend the money on more advanced supplies.

Depending on the size of your home, you’ll likely need several gallons of paint, which gets very expensive. Add to that a hefty supply of brushes, sprayers, rollers, and other supplies you might be unaware of, and your supply list will grow longer than you think rather quickly.

When you hire professional to do the job, they’ll know precisely what supplies are needed and how much, which will save you the responsibility of determining what you need, as well as the money it takes to purchase everything.

Speed and Efficiency

When was the last time you painted a house? Even if you have painted a house before, chances are that it’s only been, at most, a handful of times. Sure, you can slap on a few coats of paint, but an outstanding paint job requires skill. Professionals are not only skilled at painting the exterior of a home, they are also qualified to do so in a timely manner.

With minimal to no experience, doing it yourself could end up taking you a long time and give you less-than desirable end results.


You never know when something can go wrong. Professional painters are usually covered by insurance, which means that if an injury happens on the job, or paint is spilled in an unsightly area, the insurance will cover the cost of repairing the problem. That, in itself, makes hiring professionals worth your while.

Less Risk

It may sound silly, but painting can actually be dangerous. Climbing ladders, dealing with chemicals, and being exposed to paint fumes sometimes results in pretty hazardous conditions. Professionals know how to properly deal with the potentially hazardous aspects of painting, which will keep you out of harm’s way.

Clean Up

Cleaning up can up after painting can be just as time consuming and complex as setting up and actually painting. Again, this is something that professionals are quite experienced with - they've done it over and over, and know how to finish the job as effectively as possible.

Specialty Finishes

Perhaps you want to have a special finish applied, or are hoping to use a few different colors. The more detailed the job, the more experience required to create that high quality look you are striving to achieve. Professionals specialize in all types of finishes, which will leave you with a high quality job.

If painting the exterior or your home is in your future, considering hiring a professional to do the job is in your best interest. The benefits, including the money you’ll save, far outweigh doing the job yourself.


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