Interior painting services may seem expensive and frivolous to the cash-conscientious homeowner. However, unless the homeowner is an experienced home renovation pro, chances are their DIY job will cost as much – if not more, than hiring a local painting company.
Before buying buckets of paint, drop cloths and booking off a week’s vacation to save cash on painting your home’s interior, consider the following ways on how hiring professional painters is often a much better alternative.
It’s All About Prep Work
Successful interior painting projects are achieved with a steller preparation process. How well walls and surfaces are prepared before applying paint is directly related to how well the finished product looks. Many homeowners and novice interior painters aren’t aware of the unique nuances and close attention to detail needed to produce outstanding results.
When walls aren’t prepped right, the end result may not be better than the original walls. And, if poor painting techniques follow those improper preparation steps, those vertical surfaces may look worse than before.
This can end up costing the homeowner money if they end up having a bad paint job covered professionally in addition to the cost of the paint and supplies they initially purchased.
You Need Proper Interior Paint Selection
While paint products are more robust, eco-friendly, and versatile than ever before, not all paints are appropriate for every project. For instance, let’s say a homeowner chooses to paint a high traffic entryway using interior paint without good durability. They may find that their front door vestibule ends up looking dingy and scuffed rather quickly.
This error in paint selection will undoubtedly cost the homeowner money. This is because they will have to re-paint the area much sooner than if they had used materials professionally selected by a residential painting company.
Time is Money
Your time is valuable. Tackling large interior painting projects – such as a living room with 14-foot ceilings, a primary bathroom, or the central area of an open concept home, is a big effort that demands a considerable time commitment from the homeowner.
Instead of taking time off work, or sacrificing valuable time with family and friends, consider if paying for quality painting services is a better use of your time.
Will you be able to complete the job in as little time as possible and get back to regular life? Or, is there a high likelihood the interior painting process will go over schedule and budget?
Consult Local Painters
If you’re unsure how to answer the above questions, call a painting company in your area and find out if outsourcing the task is better for you and your family. In the Victoria, BC area, painters in Victora that will deliver exceptional craftsmanship at lightning speed are available from the guys at Finest Finish.
Painting Tools Are An Investment
In addition to knowing what paint to use and how to correctly prep a surface for painting, knowing what tools are needed for an interior painting project is necessary. Quality paint brushes and rollers – as well as safety equipment, are essential for every painting job. These essential tools are not free and, not every tool is right for your project.
Instead of spending cash on the wrong tools for the job or, investing in expensive gear you’ll seldom use, let trusted experts with tools of the trade at their disposal handle the job.
Many professional painting companies warranty their work. Warranties are great for a homeowner’s wallet. If anything goes wrong with the project, the painting company will cover the repairs. This cannot be said when taking a DIY approach. Any damages to the property incurred during the painting process will be the homeowner’s responsibility to rectify.
Increased Property Value
A great way to save money is to make money! When it comes to increasing the value of a home, professionally applied interior paint is an easy option. However, the key to this value-raising approach is the finished job must be done extremely well and in colours that reflect current trends and decor styles.
Professional painting and drywall services are great for adding value to your home while simultaneously creating an environment you and your family will adore spending time together.
Save Money with Finest Finish’s Interior Painting Services
Finest Finish is a renovation company offering locals in the Greater Victoria area our exceptional painting, carpentry finishing, and drywall services. We stand behind our name. Our services are always executed with precision and professionalism. To start your next interior painting project, contact our team today for a free estimate.