It’s summertime and for many this means it’s time for fixing up or sprucing up our homes. Fresh paint inside and out can make it look and feel brand new again. Sure, you’d love to do it yourself, but you’re busy. Maybe your house painting project was pushed off from last summer because of time constraints and busy schedules. Before that happens to you again and your house gets pushed off for yet another year, perhaps you should consider an alternative.
Hire a professional! If it's the cost that is holding you back, just consider what your time is worth and add in the cost of damages that your home may suffer if it is forced to weather another season without proper maintenance, then factor in the happiness you’ll feel once the job is completed and you’ll probably find that you will come out even, if not ahead. There are so many reasons why hiring a company to do the job will be of benefit to you. Here are the top 5.
Professionals are Up to Date on the Latest Paint Options and Colors
Professional painting companies, such as LIME Painting who specializes in high-end interior house painting services, have professional designers on staff.
You’ll have an opportunity to meet with a color consultant who will listen to what you are envisioning, then work together with you until you come up with a color scheme that you’ll love for years to come. You won’t have to agonize or lose any sleep wondering if you’ve chosen the right colors. Instead, you’ll feel confident in knowing you have a professional helping you who knows what they are doing.
A professional designer can make your vision come to life and provide advice and guidance about colors, accents, textures and even give you ideas that you might not have thought about. They all will advise you on the best type of paint for different areas in your home, as well as the right finish. They can also tell you what others are doing and what the latest trends are.
Learning More About the Structural Stability of Your Home
To the naked and untrained eye, noticing damage to your walls or on the exterior of your home is difficult unless it’s conspicuous. Oftentimes, the little things that go unnoticed can lead to much bigger problems later on. It’s not a good idea to apply the “what I can’t see won’t hurt me” theory when it comes to the integrity of your home.
The professionals at LIME Painting are specially trained to spot damage and other warning signs that might otherwise go unnoticed. If they notice something that is concerning, such as water damage, mold, structural issues, rotting wood or signs of pests, for instance, they will advise you on what should be done to correct the problem before painting begins. Finding and fixing little problems now can save you time, money and headaches down the road.
Because LIME Painting does much more than just paint, they can fix most issues that they come across, making them a true one stop shop for home improvement and painting projects.
Preparing The Walls
Preparing the surfaces that will be painted is at least as important as the paint itself, if not more so. Taping off windows, removing hardware from cabinets and doors and cleaning the walls and surfaces with the right agents are steps that often get overlooked.
In houses built before 1972, there is the risk of old paint that may contain lead, in which case you’ll definitely want a professional like LIME, that is EPA certified in the safe removal of lead paint. On the exterior, chipped paint must be scraped away and could require power washing, and any rotting or weathered wood restored. Properly preparing will extend the life of the new paint and require less touch ups down the road.
Part of the preparation process includes priming surfaces to ensure proper coverage, especially when you’re covering darker colors with light ones, and can protect from certain stains and even pet and smoke odors.
LIME Painting never cuts corners when it comes to preparation, because the final outcome of the job is only as good as the prep work.
Professionals Already Have the Right Supplies and Equipment
When factoring in costs for the amount of time it might take you to complete the job yourself, also think about the many supplies you’ll need such as brushes, rollers, paint sprayers, drop cloths, paint stirrers, paint trays and masking tape. Exterior or interior high ceiling rooms will require ladders and scaffolding. Rental fees for other equipment, such as a power washer, can add up rather quickly, especially if you aren’t able to devote 100% of your time to completing the job and it takes longer than someone who can.
Professional painters already have the required equipment and often have access to products, chemicals and equipment that aren’t available to the public. Professionals can reuse certain things for other jobs, whereas the DIY’er would likely throw a good portion of items purchased in the garbage. This is both unfriendly to your wallet, as well as the environment. Hiring professionals who offer interior and exterior home painting services, such as LIME Painting, can ultimately save you money, time and the trouble of shopping around for all of the needed equipment. LIME Painting uses only the highest quality supplies, paint and equipment so you can rest assured that nothing is compromised in terms of using the best and latest materials available.
The Work is Done Neatly as Well as Quickly
There are certain things where experience matters a lot. Painting is one of them. While you’re probably an expert in your profession, you may not be an expert in painting. It takes years and making mistakes along the way in order for someone to perfect painting techniques. So, unless you’re planning to quit your job to become a house painter, paying someone else who already has the training and experience just makes sense.
Experienced professionals know the tricks of the trade, so to speak, and will be able to complete the job much faster, while creating less mess and avoiding mistakes that non-professionals often make. They know how to spot issues, where to look for damage, how to fix said damage and how to properly prepare your space for paint. When they are finished with the job, you’ll be able to tell it was completed by a professional.
They have all the needed equipment, supplies and manpower to do a job from start to finish in a fraction of the time it might take you to complete. They will do all the clean up and disposal of the paint, including properly removing and disposing of lead-based paint.
If you’re wanting to have special textures or finishes, experience really counts. The techniques that special textures and finishes require can take years to perfect. Someone attempting it for the first time may not get the best results when experimenting with fancy finishes. LIME’s painters specialize in custom finishes, from simple and elegant to the most complex and employ the latest techniques to ensure a beautiful custom finish every time.
What It Boils Down Too
When you add up all of the costs of painting your home yourself, including your time, the supplies and equipment, rental fees, length of time for you to complete the job and having to function in a “construction zone” for weeks or months while you do the work, followed by the clean up afterwards, you’ll most likely find the costs to be significant. A cost/benefit analysis will show that hiring a professional painting company would end up costing about the same, or even less, than attempting it yourself.
LIME Painting specializes in the painting, prep and the restoration of homes and creating the look you’ve been dreaming about, with results that leave a lasting impression. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with a professional designer who will guide and advise you on finding the perfect color scheme for your home that you’ll love for years to come.
The professional painters will prep every surface, look for damage or areas of concern to address before painting begins, and will be able complete the job in a fraction of the time. The end results will be a beautiful, professional and lasting paint job on your home.
LIME strives to make your experience with them easy, enjoyable and refreshing. LIME is offering a complimentary in-home or virtual consultation that includes a free estimate and assessment of your property. The on-staff color consultant will help you choose the right colors, textures and finishes to achieve the look you want.
Visit limepainting.com today and book your complimentary consultation and experience the LIME difference for yourself.