Welcome back to our blog series here at Fresh Paint on Demand. As spring approaches and we’re anticipating better weather, we’re working hard to connect our Vancouver customers with the right paint contractor for their exterior paint needs. And since interior painting can happen any time of year, we’re constantly doing our best to ensure your satisfaction with your interior paint contractor. Painting your home can be a daunting task, but with all of the resources available to you, why not make the right choice for your home and family. Fresh Paint on Demand will give you options so that your project is completed according to your specific desire.
In part one of our blog series, we discussed the first four advantages of hiring a professional to tackle your home painting project. We learned that hiring a pro will save you time, give you quality results, assure attention to detail, and give you a guarantee of satisfaction. When considering all of the advantages of hiring a painting expert, why would you ever choose to do the painting yourself? A professional knows the best techniques, has the right tools, has adequate experience, and will do their best to guarantee your satisfaction. With all of that being said, let’s dive right into the additional reasons for hiring a painting contractor.
If you’ve ever tried painting on your own, then you know what a headache it can be if you don’t have the right tools for the job you’re doing. In fact, having inadequate painting tools and equipment can directly lead to frustrating problems like wasted time, costly mistakes, and unnecessary stress on you and your family. Certain painting jobs are best done with a sprayer or edging tool, and unless you were a pro painter in another life, chances are, you don’t have these tools lying around. Your painting contractor has the right equipment for your indoor or outdoor paint job, so why not leave it all to them?
No Rookie Mistakes
Let’s face the facts: you’re not a painting professional, and that’s ok. You shouldn’t expect expert results from yourself when you simply don’t have the professional qualifications; you simply don’t have the same experience and training that your team of painting experts has. Many people who attempt their own home painting project tend to overlook important issues and they are, sadly, left with a less than professional-looking result. Some of the most common rookie mistakes made when people try and tackle their own projects are:
- Painting with the wrong paint color
- Painting from an unmixed paint can
- Getting paint on the trim, floor, or ceiling
- Leaving obvious brush strokes on the walls
- Not using a primer
- Not taking the proper steps before painting
- Choosing the wrong kind of paint
- Painting on top of wallpaper or too many paint layers
Instead of having to deal with the fall-out from your DIY painting gone wrong, why not make the smart decision and put your home into the hands of the experts?
Proper Safety Measures Taken
Let’s say that you’re contemplating completing your exterior paint job using your trusty old extendable ladder, you’re painting inside your home with no ventilation, or you’re painting your ceiling with no protective eyewear. See any potential safety concerns? If you do, then you’re catching on to where we’re headed in this section. There are any number of hazards present when undertaking your painting project and someone who isn’t a professional might not know to be conscious of many of them, and even if you’re aware of the concerns, you probably don’t have the proper equipment to safely pull off your job. Consider letting your Vancouver painting contractor worry about any of the hazards; they are equipped with sturdy scaffolding, protective masks, eyewear, and most importantly, knowledge of the proper precautions needed for every kind of paint job. Take the worry off of your mind and let the pros safely get to work.
Great Customer Service
Among the many other obvious drawbacks to doing your own painting, when you take on your own project, you really miss out on the benefits of the exciting process. You don’t really get to “enjoy the ride” when you’re worrying about how in the world you’re ever going to get this done or how much time it is going to take for you to this pull off. When you work with our professional team, you’ll be blown away by our customer service. When you leave your painting to the experts, you can actually find yourself having fun and of course, you’ll be no less than perfectly satisfied with your home’s new look.
Most amateurs or DIY-crazed individuals don’t realize that a painting project involves so much more than simply slapping a fresh coat of paint on a wall. There are some necessary steps to take before the painting even starts that can include:
- Sanding the surface
- Filling holes
- Repairing drywall
- Fixing textures
- Applying a primer
- Ensuring the paint is properly mixed
- Removing wallpaper
Imagine spending weeks or even months of your life trying to complete your home’s paint job, cleaning everything up is probably the last thing on your mind. Worrying about clean-up after a paint project can give you an extra big headache, especially if you didn’t take the proper precautions with laying down the right kind of tarp or painter’s tape. Have you ever tried to clean paint drops off of a wood floor? That can be incredibly frustrating and time-consuming. When you make the choice to hire professional painters, you can rest assured that they’ve not only taken the proper measures to keep the paint where it belongs, you can bank on the fact that they’ll be responsible with cleaning up.
Contact the Professionals
If you’re in the Vancouver area and you’re considering giving your home a new paint job, there is no better call to make than to Fresh Paint on Demand. We’ll take a look at what your painting needs are and give you some great options for contractors in your area to meet your specific painting desires. Contact us today for a free estimate!