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Many homeowners often wonder why they need to contract professional painters. It seems like a waste of money and something that they can handle themselves. Although it is certainly feasible to paint your house without professional help, it is important that you know the accompanying risks.
Here are some risks of painting your house yourself that might make you consider contracting a handyman before you embark on a DIY paint job.
Whenever you set out to paint the interior or exterior of your house, you will probably need a ladder to get to those tough-to-reach spaces. Always exercise extreme caution when using a ladder to paint. The last thing you want is to come tumbling down the ladder to be greeted by a massive spill of paint.
It would be best to be mindful of the paint fumes you are inhaling when you paint indoors. Although most paints are safe to be around, it can never hurt to wear a mask or face covering while painting. Keep an eye out for a “Green Seal” logo on your paint cans so that you know the paint is safe to inhale.
Low Quality Paint Job
Many people do not know that if you are painting over a preexisting coat of paint or damaged wood, you need to take extra measures. Your walls need to be properly sanded before a fresh coat of paint is applied, which can be quite taxing and time-consuming.
If you are going to invest the time and money into a DIY paint job, make sure you use proper painting techniques and practices. The worst-case scenario is that you spend time, money, and energy painting your home, only to find out that you did not do the job properly, and you need to hire a professional anyway.
It’s Not Necessarily Cheaper
Although it might seem hard to believe, DIY paint jobs are not necessarily cheaper than hiring a St. Louis handyman. Painting requires many tools that can ring up quite a bill if you do not already own. The price of paint, primers, drop sheets, brushes, ladders, sandpaper, and other tools will add up.
Not to mention you will be losing valuable time from your schedule. Are you taking off work to paint your house? Are you losing priceless free time in the pursuit of your DIY paint job? All of these things need to be considered before you take it upon yourself to paint your house.
Handyman Painting Services
Interior and exterior painting is one of the services we provide at Gateway Home Services. From lightening up a living room to repainting all of the bedrooms, a fresh coat of paint can have a huge impact on the inside of your home. With more than 30 years in the construction and remodeling industries, schedule an appointment with Gateway Home Services.