If you are a home owner that also thinks they are a house painter, you may be surprised to hear the number of people that have also thought that only to find out that their house painting left a lot to be desired. The truth is that professional house painters like Brisbane painters and others throughout the country are far better at painting a house than any home owner and they will complete the job faster and sometimes even cheaper than a DIY painter will. It may not come as any surprise that a professional will complete the task faster than you but to learn that they may even be able to do it cheaper probably will.
Of course if you paint the house with no mistakes being made then you will have succeeded in completing the job cheaper than a professional but all too often mistakes are made and sometimes those mistakes, as well as taking time to rectify, can also be expensive. The first common mistake made is one which is made even before the painting starts and that is in the choice of colour for the paint. All too many people will decide on a colour based on how it looks on a strip of card in the paint shop.
The colour on a card though often looks completely different from what it does on a wall. What you should do, before buying the paint in bulk, is to ask for a small tin to be mixed and then try that on your wall to see how it looks. If you don’t do this you could either end up with a house whose colour you do not like or you will have to pay for a second amount of paint.
If you hired a professional, they would advise you as to what colour to use and maybe even use a sample on the wall before committing you to that colour. The next problem that many DIY painters encounter is that the paint blisters. When the paint blisters it is often necessary to repaint not just one layer but several. Paint will usually blister due to a next coat being applied before the previous coat has dried fully and a DIY painter, in their haste, will often fall victim to this whereas a professional painter is experienced enough not to.
If a DIY painter has a pet, the chances are that unless that pet is secured away from where the painting is taking place, they will find a way to mess up the job to varying degrees. A professional on the other hand will always ensure you secure your pat before they start. Rollers are another problem many DIY painters have problems with. They may let the roller touch the carpet in which case the paint goes onto the wall streaky and has to be repainted or they allow the roller to leave paint on the ceiling when painting the walls. Professionals know how to avoid both of these things.
Although the price of property usually go up, the price of your property will go up higher if it is well maintained and one of the ways to help maintain it is to have it repainted regularly. A freshly painted house always looks good and so most people that have had their houses repainted, believe the money it cost them to have it repainted was money well spent. Although you could of course save some expense by painting the house yourself instead of hiring a professional house painter, many of the home owners that have done that have lived to regret it as there are many potential problems that could be faced when painting a house without having prior experience.
The first thing that you will need to do regardless of whether or not you are hiring a professional, is to decide what colour you will have the house painted. Although this may seem easy, there are too many people that hastily rush into a decision based on the coloured strip in the shop. Often once the paint is on a wall, it looks way different from what it did on the strip. The more astute home owner will ask the shop for a small sample of the paint to try, before ordering a large amount that they will have to use or pay to replace.
Once painting is about to start, you will need to find somewhere secure, away from the painting where you can confine any pets you may have. A pet’s curiosity all too often leads to paint trails being left all over the property and they will need to be cleaned up and so avoiding the trails in the first place is the better plan. Although some professional painters like to cover any objects directly around the area to be painted, the more experienced house painter will cover everything in sight as they will know how mishaps can happen at any time. It is for this reason that if possible, when hiring a professional house painter, you choose an experienced one, one that has painted many houses previously. If you live in Brisbane for instance, as there are many Brisbane painters , go online to look at reviews for them and find one that has experience.
It are the more experienced house painters that will less likely experience the paint blistering as what causes the paint to blister is applying an extra coat of paint on top of a coat that has not yet fully dried. An inexperienced house painter, although usually aware of this potential problem, in their effort to look efficient and quick at their job, they may apply a layer of paint too hastily with blistering being the result. This is not just an inconvenient mistake as it can also be an expensive one due to the fact that often when a layer of paint blisters; more than just that one layer of paint needs to be replaced making it both expensive and inconvenient.