Two Things That Make an Impact on Whether or Not to Paint Yourself

Posted: July 30, 2010

Painting is the quickest and most affordable way to add value to your home. Do you do it yourself, or hire a pro?

1. Money. Have you considered all the necessary costs? Tools in addition to the paint (not discounted) brings the job close to 50% of what you can hire a painter for. Pro’s get a great discount on paint, and the entire job can probably be only 30-40% more than if you did it yourself. Then you must ask what your time’s worth? Taking off work?

2. Safety or in other words, know-how. If you do it properly, the paint job can last as long as a professional. But if you don’t, that’s an expensive mistake. You could need someone to repaint the house the following year.