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Many homeowners take a DIY approach to painting their walls in an effort to save money. Sometimes this is the right choice, but more often than not, hiring a professional painter will leave you happier, more confident, and fully satisfied with the end result than if you go the DIY route. Read on for nine reasons why you should hire painting contractors.

Quality of Work

Your home is your castle, and it’s important that it looks beautiful. When you opt to paint your own walls, you simply won’t get the professional touch your home deserves. Unless you’re a professional painter, you don’t spend your days painting houses. You may not even paint walls once a year. And while you certainly can roll a brush, you don’t have the practiced hand, the trained eye, and the quality techniques it takes to do a professional-looking job on your walls.

The Details Matter

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Professional painters take pride in their work, and they pay attention to details you may not even know about. This results in an overall beautiful job that simply isn’t achievable without those little details being taken care of. Knowing that professional painters are handling everything from the tiniest of details to the big picture will give you a great peace of mind.

Prep Work Is Key

Painting your home is so much more than painting your home. Before you even think about dipping your brush in the paint, you need to prep your walls. This is a painstaking process, and it often takes a trained eye and hand. Holes need to be repaired, rough patches smoothed, flaking paint properly scraped, and more. If you skip this step, your paint won’t last as long — and it certainly won’t look as good.

The Right Tools Make the Difference

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Professional painters already have all the proper safety gear, patching tools, brushes, spraying tools, drop cloths, ladders, and more. When you hire a professional painter, you won’t need to buy any of these materials.

Read more: How To Pressure Wash A House Before Painting

Knowledge of the Right Materials

Technology is changing every industry, including the painting industry. A professional painter will have the necessary knowledge of the latest technology in painting and will help you make the choice that will best fit the needs of your home.

Read more: Enhance Your Home’s Exterior With Outdoor Wood Painting

Your Time Is Valuable

Sure, you could spend your evenings after work prepping your walls and painting them. You could make the last-minute runs to the store when you run out of paint or another supply. Or you could block out a weekend or two to do the job. But your time is important. Trusting the right painting contractor to handle your paint job will allow you to keep your free time… well, free!

Efficiency Is a Painter’s Battlecry!

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Painting contractors know how to do the job efficiently. They have the right tools and procedures to work quickly, while still producing a professional finish. In one day, they can accomplish what might take you several evenings or weekends. And you won’t have to lift a finger for that efficient outcome.

Read more: Hiring Professional Painting Contractor: Advice From Experts

Insurance Matters

What if your ladder falls and gouges your walls? What if you knock down a light fixture while trying to reach a hard spot on the ceiling? These are issues you won’t have to worry about when you hire a professional painting contractor who carries insurance. A reputable painting contractor will carry insurance that covers any damage that occurs during the painting of your house. Be sure to ask to see proof of insurance and make sure your painter carries both comprehensive business liability insurance and worker’s compensation.

Peace of Mind

Painting is an investment, and you want to make sure you get it right. It transforms the look of your home, and breathes new life into your space. Hiring a trusted painting contractor provides you with confidence that your home will be beautiful when the job is done. Someone else will repair blemishes in your walls, handle any issues, clean up the space, and leave your home with sparkling newness.

Plus, hiring a company that offers a guarantee or warranty on their work will assure you that should anything go wrong with the work, you are not responsible to fix it.

Professional painters save you time, energy, and frustration. And that’s worth more than almost anything.

READ MORE: WHAT TYPE OF INTERIOR PAINT FINISHES SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

9 Important Reasons to Hire Painting Contractors was last modified: June 2nd, 2020 by Josh Abramson
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Brian R Moat
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Brian R Moat

Well of course you would say this, your a painting contractor!

Deb Pearl
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Deb Pearl

I have been wanting a new fresh coat of paint on my walls, but last time I tried to do it myself, it took so long. I’m glad that you mentioned that I could save time by hiring a painting contractor. If I were to hire one it would allow me to have some free time to spend on other things. Thank you for the information!

Dan Moller
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Dan Moller

My wife and I have decided to have our walls repainted as it’s getting unsightly and full of “decorative paintings” from our toddlers. We could do the painting on our own but I think it would be best to leave it to the professionals to do the job for us since even just one guy would be able to do it much faster and much more efficiently than the two of us combined. I would suggest making a list of which parts of the house will be repainted is a good idea to facilitate the whole process.

Ashley Turns
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Ashley Turns

My husband and I are redecorating our home and we are wondering whether we should perform the painting ourselves or hire a residential company to help us. So thanks for pointing out how hiring a professional will help us be sure that the job will be done perfectly and that our house will be beautiful. We will definitely have to find a residential painting company to use since we want to make sure that everything is done perfectly and beautifully.

Jeremy Thompson
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Jeremy Thompson

The part where you mentioned that painters are quite the best at what they do as they can make a weeks worth of effort into a day worth as they work fast and efficiently. is simply astonishing. That should probably why it would be best to leave things to the professionals as they do know what they are doing better than we do. Honestly, I think this kind of fast and efficient way of work will be great for businesses too as they won’t have to close their establishment for too long. Thanks for the informative article on the benefits… Read more »

garypuntman
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garypuntman

If you want your paint to look perfect, you’ll definitely need to hire a professional. I agree that details matter a lot when painting. I’ve watched a professional painter before and they to pay more attention to details I never even thought about when I was painting my own home.

Kyle Wayne
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Kyle Wayne

I found it interesting that you talked about finding someone who has and knows how to use the latest materials and equipment. One of my roommates is looking to hire interior painters to paint him home that he just got. I’ll be sure to talk to him about hiring a professional with the right equipment.

Earnest Watkins
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Earnest Watkins

I think the biggest benefit you mentioned that could come from hiring professional painters was that it gives you peace of mind. I’m not very handy myself, so this is definitely something that would be applicable to me. Having peace of mind knowing the job is going to get done right would be worth the cost in my opinion.

Gerty Gift
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Gerty Gift

I like that you mentioned that they’ll be able to help patch anything up and prepare everything so you get the best job done possible. We have a few little dings in our walls, but we really need a new paint job. I think it would be a good idea to have someone take care of it for us so that we get a good job done no matter what.

Jocelyn McDonald
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Jocelyn McDonald

The house my husband and I recently moved into is in need of a fresh coat of paint, but while my husband wants to paint on our own, I think we should hire a professional. You mention in your article that not only do professional have the appropriate tools for house painting, they also know how to use them best. We’ve never painted a house before, so I think we’ll leave it up to the pros. Thanks for the great article about house painting.

Amanda Drew
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Amanda Drew

Thanks for pointing out that a good painting contractor will be sure to carry insurance to cover any damage that they may accidentally cause. I want to do a little bit of a touch-up to my bathroom, kitchen, and living room, and the main thing I want to do is switch out the wall colors. It seems like getting an insured painting contractor would make the whole thing a lot easier for me.

Kenneth Gladman
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Kenneth Gladman

I think the time it takes to paint is a good reason to hire someone to do your residential work. Personally, I am not good at putting up tape and being clean and organized. Furniture is bound to get paint on it if I try and do it myself.

Joy Butler
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Joy Butler

I’d like to thank you for your explanation about getting a residential painting contractor. After selling his old house, my brother was able to buy another one. This arises the need for a painting contractor. I also agree when you said that painting is an investment that will result in one’s peace of mind.

Tiffany Locke
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Tiffany Locke

I like that this article explains how hiring a professional painter helps you have someone who has the practiced hand, trained eye, and quality techniques to provide the best results. When choosing a contractor, you’d probably want to research the different options in order to find one that is reliable and can help you get the look you want. You might also want to ensure you find one that is local so that they can get to you quickly and be able to take the time to provide you with the best results for your painting job.

Raymond Cooper
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Raymond Cooper

I thought you made a good point how you mentioned that hiring a painter can make the job go a lot quicker than it would if you were to do it yourself. This would be especially helpful for someone like me since I work a lot and don’t have much free time. The cost of hiring a painter would pay for itself in the fact that I wouldn’t have to give up the only free time I have on the weekend to paint.

Sam Li
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Sam Li

I like what you said about hiring a painting contractor with insurance to protect from any damage that may occur. I would say that working with a painting contractor is a great way to ensure your paint job is done quickly and efficiently. If I were to paint need my home painted, I would make an effort to find the best contractor in my area.

Olivia Pearson
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Olivia Pearson

I appreciate how you mentioned that professional painters have the necessary knowledge of the latest technology in painting, and will be able to advise and guide you in making the best design choice for your home. My husband and I are thinking of having the interior of our home painted a different color, because over the years mold and bacteria have damaged our walls. We’ll have to find an experienced and knowledgeable painting restoration service in our area that can see that the job is done well, with the latest and most effective painting techniques, so we can enjoy a… Read more »

Gerty Gift
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Gerty Gift

I liked what you said about a professional painter having a better idea of the right materials to use for different situations. I feel like I walk into a paint shop and don’t know what anything is for or how to best use them. It would be really helpful for a professional to take care of it because they could get it done so much more efficiently than I could.

Sariah Meagle
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Sariah Meagle

I might hire a residential painter to paint my renovated house since the quality of work they have is what I need for my walls. The details of the paint matter so I need skilled workers to get it done right. Since they have the right tools which can make a difference, I’m sure that they can make it work for me.