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Thinking about a do-it-yourself paint job? Find out why it's smarter to hire professional painters!

Friday, March 29th, 2013 by Gus Valakas


Thinking about a do-it-yourself paint job? Find out why it's smarter to hire professional painters!

Most homeowners are concerned with saving money and with all the do-it-yourself tips from stores like Lowes and Home Depot, why would anyone need to hire a professional painter? There are actually lots of great reasons why it would be better to hire a professional versus doing it yourself. You could actually end up saving yourself time and money!

Life Gets in the Way

A professional painter will finish a project in a timely manner. As a homeowner, it is very easy to start a project but then things like your day job, soccer games, or gymnastics class, interfere. Maybe you have a new bundle of joy on the way and the last 8 months have flown by while that extra bedroom still needs to be painted sunshine yellow. With professional painting contractors, work is completed in a neat and professional manner by skilled painters.

Prep Work

Prep work is the number one factor that can affect the quality of any work done. An experienced painting contractor will make sure to fully clean and power wash any areas before painting. Next, the surface will need to be prepared for paint by sanding, scraping and priming any loose or peeling paint. Once the area is prepped, the paint can then be applied to the area with one or two coats depending on the surface.

Professionals use Professional Equipment

Paint brushes or rollers and a couple of cans of paint will get the job done, however, in most cases, each room in your home will have a unique set of needs, and a particular type of paint that's ideal. A professional will know which brand of brush works the best for specific areas of your home, inside and out, as well as which types of paint are better for a particular surface or room.

Low Price Can Mean Low Quality

A professional panting contractor will usually use a higher quality product than one might purchase at a local chain store. When most people think about starting a home project, they usually think about taking a trip to Home Depot or Lowes. Professionals think more along the lines of Kwal and Sherwin Williams.

Proper Training and Experience

Would you take your car to get fixed by your hairstylist? To hire someone for a job, you usually look for someone with experience in that particular field. Most do-it-yourselfers will probably do a decent job, but with a professional it looks clean and neatly finished.

A company is best represented by its former clients. Ask your contractor if they have references available and you may want to research the company online to see if they have positive reviews on online rating sites. You might also check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau.

In the end, painters are here to make your life easier. If you have started a job and need it finished, need help fixing the mistakes or if you just want to hand the job over to a qualified professional, CT Painters is here to help. CT Painters is a professional painting and power washing contractor and home improvement company serving the Monroe, CT area for more than 30 years. We offer efficient, reliable and affordable interior painting and exterior painting services that are meant to withstand the wear and tear of daily life and harsh weather.

About the author
Gus Valakas is the owner of CT Painting and is a long time Connecticut resident. He specializes in professional interior, exterior painting and wallpaper removal services in greater Fairfield County, Connecticut.