A DIY paint job won’t improve the appearance of your home if it appears unprofessional or if the products used are substandard. A completed paint job is only as good as the prep, painter and products used. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional painter. Whether you require someone to paint one room or the entire house, it’s vital to hire a well-qualified professional, like Summit Coatings, to complete the job.

Here are some quick reasons, to get the professionals in:

There are only so many hours in the day
Where will you find the time to get the job done? This weekend? Next weekend? Next month? Doesn’t it always seem like something else (life!) seems to happen? There’s a wedding, there’s a sports game, there’s a function at school, a deadline is looming at the office – you get the idea. You can tell yourself you will eventually get to it, but in the meantime, you could have contracted the paint job and had it completed.

It’s a long way to the ground
In other words, when you fall off the ladder, it’s going to hurt. Painters are not only skilled in their profession, but they are experienced with the equipment needed to get the job done. If your spouse comes home to find that you just ruined her bed of roses because you dropped the paint bucket from the second story … you’ll wished you would have thought of calling that painting company she had suggested earlier.

Insured, licensed and protected
A professional painter should be insured. If they aren’t, look for someone that is. Why should you care? When their ladder bumps against your window and it shatters into a million pieces, you aren’t the one that will be replacing it. Ensure your painting contractor has Workers’ Compensation as it also insures any injuries sustained on the site are covered.

Consider your health
If your home is older than 1978, it may contain leaded paint. A professional painter will take steps to ensure that you and your family will not be at risk when it comes time to removing old paint. There are also fumes and chemicals to consider – fumes and chemicals that you’d be breathing if you were tackle the paint job yourself. Stay healthy, let a professional assess the risk.

No Clean-up
Possibly the worse job in conjunction with the actual painting. A professional will safely dispose of toxic items as well as any residue that may remain from the job, including those little “whoops” that were made along the way. Don’t forget to consider correct disposal of paint tins and other materials.

The right materials
A professional knows what works and what doesn’t. If you think that paintbrush you got at the two-dollar-shop will do a nice job for you, think again. It will only cost you time and more money to re-do and re-cover the project. A professional painter has years of experience selecting and collecting the best tools to get the job done right. Often, the more expensive the tools, the better quality they are – and all those brushes, rollers, dropsheets and paint trays don’t come cheap! Another aspect to consider is that a professional painter has access to wholesale paint prices, and the cost of quality paint can add up!

To get the most out of your next paint job, contact Summit Coatings today and see how easy it is to complete your next paint job.