Are you a DIY decorator that’s always looking for a new project, or do you prefer to hire a professional to carry out the work? Every home needs a fresh lick of paint from time to time, and when it comes to painting and decorating, many opt for a do-it-yourself approach. While completing this kind of project may seem cheap and easy, there are lots of factors that can make DIY decorating more trouble than it’s worth.
So here are some reasons why you might want to consider professional painters and decorators to help you out:
1. They Know Their Paints
With lots of different paint types and finishes, it can be hard to know what to choose for your home. On top of this, not all paint types can be used on the same surfaces, or even in the same rooms. For example, a living room requires a different paint type to a bathroom, and a wooden surface requires a different kind of paint to metal. Hire a professional painter and decorator, and they’ll be able to advise you on the best primer, best paint and best finish for your home renovation. Plus, they’ll do the work for you!
2. Proper Preparation
When you take on a DIY decorating project, some steps get skimmed over, and preparation is one of them. However, any professional decorator will tell you that preparation is key. Filling in holes, cleaning, priming and smoothing down surfaces are all essential steps. Preparing for a painting and decorating job takes time, but it’s worth it. When you hire a painter and decorator from Dave Rowe Painter & Decorator, we’ll do the prep work for you, and decorate your home to the highest standard.
3. They Use the Correct Tools
Not only does a professional painter and decorator have the correct tools for the job, they know how to use them for best results and efficiency. Without the correct tools, completing a renovation project can be troublesome for an amateur decorator. With a professional painter and decorator, you won’t need to worry about this. Plus, using their equipment instead of purchasing your own will save you money and won’t clutter your cupboards.
4. Saves You Time
Carrying out your own painting and decorating project takes time. From moving furniture and covering surfaces in dust sheets to prepping walls, painting and cleaning up, DIY decorating is not for the faint-hearted. When you hire a professional painter and decorator, the prep, painting and finishing touches are all done for you.
5. Lasting Quality
Have you ever spent hours painting a wall only for it to crack once dry, or wallpapered an entire room only for it to start peeling soon after? While it may seem like the best idea to decorate your home without help from a professional, the cracks often start to appear (literally) once the project is complete. With a qualified painter and decorator, you can guarantee a high-quality finish that’ll stand the test of time.
6. Experienced Professionals
Professional decorators know what they are doing. The chances are, they’ve completed hundreds of similar jobs over the years, so they’ll have the necessary experience to complete the job efficiently and without any fuss. Additionally, you won’t need to worry about health and safety – all reputable companies will have professional indemnity which means if any incidents occur on the job, they are covered. We also offer a 5-year, workmanship guarantee on all their projects. On the rare occasion we get something wrong, if it is our fault, they will fix it at no additional cost.
7. Can Save You Money
After buying numerous paint testers, decorating tools and cleaning equipment (and filling up your fuel tank on various trips to the home improvement store), the cost of DIY decorating soon adds up. However, if you choose to hire a professional painter and decorator, you could save money. They will purchase all materials and carry out work at a competitive price.
8. Attention to Detail
Attention to detail is something many DIYers lack. With wanting to get the job finished as quickly as possible and not having the correct expertise, the finer details can often get missed. At SDL PKB, we’ve seen some questionable DIY cutting in during our time in the trade. When you opt to hire a professional painter and decorator, your home will be decorated neatly, skilfully and with minimal mess.
9. Less Hassle for You
From buying and storing equipment to prepping surfaces and spending time painting, renovating your home is never as smooth sailing as it seems. In fact, for many, the time and cost spent often becomes somewhat of a hassle. Why not just sit back and let the professionals do the work?
10. They will actually finish the job
If you have ever done painting and decorating on your own, you probably know the feeling of joy slowly fading into frustration at some point at there being so much to do. The urge of quitting midway or avoiding the rush to prevent rushed results, hiring professionals is a good alternative to doings things on your own and knowing the results will be satisfying.