Why Should I Hire a Professional Residential Painter?
If you feel like it is about time to freshen up your residential properties, there is a lot more to consider than you may think. While a retiree may have the time on his hands to take on a large residential project, they also have the time on their hands to enjoy a long walk on the beach or a game of golf. When it comes to young working families, a large exterior project may be out of the question, but what about painting a room on the weekends.
For most people, painting seems simple enough until you consider the advantages of a professional paint job over a homemade project. Some things that do-it-yourself painters fail to consider is the prep work that goes into a good paint job and the burdens from sudden changes in the weather. They may fail to objectively consider the clean up involved after every day of painting, the diverse equipment needed, the right paint and color choices, and the burden that a prolix project can take on their lives.
The Pros of Hiring Professional Painters and Cons of Doing it Yourself
When you get deep into the paint job, you may regret trapping yourself in the commitment but feel foolish calling a pro to finish the job at this point. For this reason, it is better to think things through a little more thoroughly before dropping the money that might cover pro labor costs on a long-term investment in do-it-yourself equipment. One thing to consider is whether you may be selling the home any time in the near future and whether a professional paint job would pay for itself in appreciation or stronger offers.
The biggest advantage to a professional paint job is the ability to hire a work crew who finishes the job quickly and works with you to build a vision. When people paint residential property themselves, they often take months to complete a project and may not feel so passionate about the colors they chose when their mood changes.
Working with a professional painter and color consultant can help you find the objectivity you need to choose colors that have a broader appeal for marketing purposes. The colors may blend together color elements of furniture, simply work well together, or otherwise give your home the consistency that unifies the structure.
When it comes to residential exterior paints, it is hard to be objective and build a scheme without expert consultation that captures attention because it is so amazing or blends so seamlessly into the scenery.
Considering the types of paints to use is a whole other world. Quality paints today can cost as much as $100 a can. If you are going to paint yourself, you’d better have some experience to ensure that every drop is applied to your surfaces before it dries out or is washed away in clean-up. The sheer manpower needed to efficiently make use of expensive paints tilts the advantages of using a pro heavily in that direction.
Some websites suggest storing your paint and supplies in the refrigerator or freezer, wrapped in plastic, to retain the moisture. While this may help, it would obviously be better if you didn’t have to store it at all and could have a crew finish the interior painting job in one day.
Another aspect to consider is when to apply fresh coats. Even if the paint is dry to the touch, this does not mean that it has cured and is ready for a fresh coat. Professional exterior painters have the experience to know exactly what to do at every phase. They also take care of all the hard prep work of scraping away old paint, patching holes, scuffing smooth surfaces, cleaning the surfaces.
If you power wash your exterior before applying the primer, this process may need to be repeated dozens of times to have a perfectly clean surface for paint if you plan on doing a little bit at a time. Using a pressure washer, the wrong way can also damage the surfaces.
It is also necessary to remove any mildew residue on the exteriors with bleach or other solvents like trisodium phosphate. Mildew can grow back again overnight. If you fail to apply the paint on freshly prepped surfaces, you will not have a strong bond and may experience premature peeling, discoloration, and texture problems.
Painting exteriors and getting caught in a sudden Florida downpour is one of the worst problems that do-it-yourself painters face. A good paint crew will be well-prepared for the inadvertent rain on your parade to protect areas of fresh paint and will carefully choose the best days for exterior projects. By getting the job done quicker, they also hedge against rain delays and damage.
When it comes to trim and moldings, the surfaces have to be tediously prepped to ensure accurate lines and solid color contrast. Having a paint crew spend the time to do things the right way can save you lots of headaches from inhaling paint fumes and feeling frustrated for weeks.
The quicker that you get the paint project done with, the easier it will be for you to return to your normal routine. No one wants to spend their day working with chemicals, being exposed to fumes for months, and having the world on their shoulders. Homeowners often must juggle the other X-factors that always pop up and require prompt attention.
Chemicals like TSP (trisodium phosphate) and bleach can make your skin feel icky for weeks with slight chemical burns and numbness if you are not extremely careful when working around them.
The learning curve for professional painting becomes even steeper when the painting is on woodwork or involves varnish. The number of paints available today that professional residential painters know how to apply efficiently can improve the functional value of your home and save you from expensive maintenance and repairs.
A professional residential painter may use wipe-clean paints for high-traffic interior spaces. He may apply waterproof and mold-resistant paints to bathrooms, basements, and kitchens. He may even use microbicidal paints to kill germs in sections of your home that require high sanitation.
When You Are Ready to Start Your Painting Project
When you need a large or moderately sized project finished, call Halls Quality Painting in Fernandina Beach FL. We have the manpower and years of experience to obtain the best results with both exterior and interior residential painting.
When you need a residential painter, so you can focus on your profession or passions in life, let us deal with the tedious work so you can relax. We strive to make the painting experience convenient and strive to impress you beyond your expectations.