Painting your home’s interior. It’s one of those tasks that most people take on themselves. In most cases it doesn’t require any special training or equipment; it generally poses no safety risks and can be completed in as little as an afternoon. However, there are instances when you might want to pass this typically DIY task along to a professional interior painter.
Wondering when NOT to DIY? Here are some situations when you might want to hire an interior painter.
You’re Selling Your Home
If your plans to repaint are part of an effort to stage your home for maxim resale value, then hiring a professional painter is definitely in your best interests. Not only are you more likely to get uniform, high quality results, but if you have multiple rooms that need painting, hiring a pro will save you a lot of time and sweat equity.
You Have Tall/Awkward Walls
Do you have a family room that opens to the upper floor of your home? Is there a tall wall against the stairs? Will you need to climb higher on a ladder than you’re typically comfortable with in order to cut in on a high wall? If your painting task seems like it might be even slightly perilous, hiring a professional is going to be your best bet.
You Hate to Paint/ You Aren’t Good at Painting
This one is pretty much a no brainer. If you really don’t enjoy painting, or if your best efforts tend to produce not-so-great results, save yourself the agony and disappointment and hire someone to do the painting for you. That’s what the pros are there for.
A lot of people don’t cut their own hair or do their own oil changes, even though both tasks can be accomplished without professional help. So why should painting your home’s interior be any different?
You Have Health Concerns
Paint has a smell. Even low VOC paint can have a detectable odour. So, if you have environmental allergies or breathing issues, if you are in the advanced stages of a pregnancy or have a high risk pregnancy you might want to give this chore a pass. This is also true for those with limited mobility, individuals with back or neck problems or anyone who might not be steady on a ladder.
Your Time is Limited
Schedules are packed and time is limited for many households. That means that downtime is an extremely precious commodity. Hiring an interior painter is a convenience, but there is nothing wrong with that, especially if it frees you up to spend time with family and friends.
If you’re interested in hiring a professional painter, take a moment to browse our listings of interior painters here at EiEi Home and contact them for a quote, today!