With all of the how-to videos available on the internet, many homeowners begin to think that they’ll never need to hire a professional again. “YouTube” has become a verb in many households, as in “Just YouTube it!”
It’s true: many simple home improvement projects can be completed after watching a YouTube video or two. Don’t want to pay a professional to install your new dishwasher? Go ahead and YouTube it! You’ll learn what you need to know to do the job right and save some money in the process.
However, some home improvement projects are better left to the professionals. Things like electrical work might come to mind, but interior house painting is another one, in our opinion.
You may be thinking, “Anyone can paint the interior of a house. It’s one of the easiest DIY projects out there!” However, as a company that has been doing interior house painting in San Diego for many years, we’d like to point out a few things before you attempt to paint the interior of your house next weekend.
Getting a Great Result Is Difficult
Interior house painting may seem like a project that requires relatively little skill, but to do the job right and get a truly great result, training and skill are absolutely required.
Yes, pretty much anyone can handle a paint roller and cover the majority of a wall well, but the process of “cutting in” is an acquired skill. At PaintGreen, our employees go through a ton of on-the-job training before they take on skills like cutting in.
In addition, your walls may require more work than just painting in order to get the results you’re looking for. A professional San Diego house painter can do things like repair small cracks, fill holes, and match texture. Basically, a professional can make your walls look like new, even in an older home. This is what sets a professional paint job apart from a DIY job by an amateur.
Another great reason to hire a professional house painter is because you likely lead a busy life. Unless you truly enjoy spending your weekends or evenings working on DIY projects around the house, it makes sense to let a professional take care of the painting so you can have some downtime after a long week at work.
Interior painting may seem like a quick job you can knock out in an evening or on a Saturday morning, but in reality, painting usually takes the average homeowner much longer than they think it will.
You May Not Have the Proper Painting Equipment
To do the job right, you often need more than just a paintbrush and a roller. For example, if you live in a home with tall ceilings, you’ll need a ladder that will allow you to reach to the highest points. Or, if you want a sprayed finish with no roller marks on your walls, you’ll likely have to rent a professional sprayer that will do the job. Equipment costs can add up quickly, and when you consider the two other points made above, it may make a lot of sense to spend a little more money and hire a professional house painter.
Finding the Right San Diego House Painter
If you’ve come to the conclusion that you should hire a professional house painter in San Diego, make sure you hire one that will actually do a professional-quality job. As you contact San Diego house painters, ask them about their prep process and the training received by their employees who will be doing the actual painting. The last thing you want to do is pay for a “professional,” but receive a DIY-quality job.
To schedule a consultation with PaintGreen and get a quote on your painting project, contact us today.
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