You have just decided to paint the exterior of your home. You finally picked a paint color for to refurbish those old cabinets. You’re eager to begin painting baby’s nursery. Whatever the reason may be, any homeowner would be excited to begin a painting project so that they can see the result as soon as possible. While this is understandable, there are several challenges and risks involved on skipping out on hiring a painting professional such as:
Professional painters usually spend most of their time working on preparation. To an amateur, these are the steps that involve placing tape around trims and laying down tarp on the ground to avoid spills and drips.
The truth is, skipping on vital preparation steps that ensure the positive outcome of your project can make the end result not what you envisioned. Without the proper training and background, painting on your own can lead to short term quality that only decreases your home value in the long run.
Another challenge found in DIY painting is having too many or too little of the correct materials that a professional has knowledge in. There are numerous types of paints that need to be mixed correctly and many different kinds of brushes and rollers. One can only be familiar with each aspect of painting if they have spent the time studying the profession.
Keeping the paint even and thick while applying can be tricky, but it is crucial for quality purposes. Any paint applied that is not even and thick enough will cause streaking, bubbling and more. If this occurs, time and money will be spent fixing the problem.
There are health risks involved in painting the interior of your home, with many being hazardous if not dealt with professionally. Permanent damage can occur to the lungs, kidneys, heart and liver if all safety precautions are not followed. Some paints can cause damage to the respiratory tract due to improper ventilation and skin problems from accidental contact. Knowing the specifics of painting safely promotes the well-being of all members of the household, even pets.
Picking the right paint color is a project all in itself. That beautiful shade of blue looks great on the paint sample card at the store, but how would it look in your living room? The room’s lighting, decor and upholstery colors are important considerations that should be discussed with a professional. These are questions that a sales associate may not answer educatedly or even honestly, as their duty is mainly to sell you products and not help your vision come to life.
While DIY painting may originally seem like the most enjoyable and cost effective way to get the job done, it can cause unnecessary headaches that can only be solved by contacting professional painters anyways. Doing it yourself can also cause health risks that can be avoidable if properly trained.
Making the decision to begin a home painting project and hire painters in O'Fallon Missouri is a huge commitment that any homeowner would like achieved with class. Though, this may not be possible if you choose to DIY without formal certifications.
We’d be glad to give you a free home painting estimate at O’Fallon Painting Contractors, give our office a call today! 636-306-1770