You can easily and cheaply add real value to your home by painting your home. More than just adding color and making your home look fresh, new and finished, it can even lower your utility bills. To achieve a long-lasting, easily cleanable and easy-to-maintain finish, it is very important to use quality materials and proper technique.
When deciding between using a professional house painting company and a seasoned crew or to do-it-yourself will depend on the size of the job, whether you are a natural handy-man, have some experience in labour intensive projects and the time to tackle time-intensive scraping and prepping of an average sized project area. Also if you have and will often use all the necessary equipment such as ladders, brushes, scrapers, etc, needed for the painting project. Anything larger may require the expertise of a specialist painter with an experienced crew and all the necessary equipment.
By using a specialist home painter might cost you quite a bit in labour, but when you compare that cost to the expense and time of a do-it-yourself project, the time it will save, especially when a professional painter will be more experienced and quicker at the job. You often don't realise the hidden costs associated with house painting. While the paint might be relatively inexpensive, the professional painter has all of the tools, sprayers, brushes and ladders that are quite costly to aquire. By the time you buy all the additional equipment needed to do a painting project, the cost may be higher than hiring the services of a professional painter.
A professional painting company with experienced crew brings a level of expertise, knowledge, tried and tested experience, most homeowners do not possess and will be able to complete the job in much less time than the homeowner.