Even though you probably could paint your house on your own, you need to balance the effort, money and time against the price of hiring a professional. When it comes down to it, there are some jobs that are worth hiring out. AnOklahoma Citypainter will do a fantastic job in a short amount of time.
How Big is the Job?
Do you live in a two story house? Do you have a high roof line? How many windows will you have to tape off? Can you keep the flowerbeds drip free? All of these questions should be answered before you buy paint. Sure, there might be an area with just one window, one door and easy-to-reach roof line that you feel confident you could tackle on a Saturday; but, how many Saturday’s will it take to get the rest of the house done. Optimism can quickly drain away as you clean paint off glass and front steps. Another step to take into account is scraping away the old paint. This can take days and leave you with a sore arm, sore back and massive headache. Every inch of your home has to be scraped before you can apply a primer. Getting that up close and personal with your house is a daunting task.
Professionals Have a System
Professional painters come in with a small crew and get to work fast. They each have a spot on the team and play their positions well. One part of the crew will prep the area by scraping away the old paint. Some companies prefer to use sand blasters to clear paint away. Sandblasting can prep the material underneath for priming as well. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they take care of a job that would have taken you weeks. Next, they’ll apply a primer. Once that dries, they can paint. The actual priming and painting don’t take all that long. The real time sucker is the prep work. The larger your house the longer it will take. Many people find that having a paint crew is far superior to prodding their teenagers along and threatening to take away their cell phones.
Professionals Have the Tools
While you may look at the price of paint and think you’re saving a bunch of money by grabbing a brush, you still have to take into account the cost of tools. At the very least, you’ll need a ladder, a paint sprayer, brushes, tape, plastic, and gloves. Don’t buy the cheep stuff unless you want a cheep looking finish. Even renting a sprayer can be more expensive than you think. When getting bids, take into consideration that a painter has to maintain his equipment and buy new brushes, tarps and tape for every job. The last factor you need to consider is time. If your daughter is getting married in less than a month, you probably don’t want to spend your days trying to get the house painted. Call an Oklahoma City painter to get the job done right and get it done on time.