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 is often hazardous work, whether it’s performing on a ladder or handling solvents and dust. Professional painters have the acceptable safety equipment to keep you and your family and themselves safe.
Preparation: Professional painters know how to properly prepare the surface. Preparations are often quite 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 pay attention to those tasks as a part of their service.