If you’re considering repainting your home’s exterior in Kentucky, you might be wondering if you should go DIY or hire a professional painting contractor. Well, both choices are viable options, but you will find DIY exterior house painting a hard nut to crack.
Exterior painting is generally not an easy project, you need skills, tools, experience, and manpower to successfully carry out the job. While you can easily ace through small painting projects like refinishing that bench on the front porch, massive projects like an exterior painting should probably be left to pro painters. And here are some four good reasons why:
- Pros Save Time
From countless trips to the paint store to hours of correcting areas that you missed (or messed), exterior painting can take a huge chunk of your valuable time. In between, you will have to set aside some time just to watch the paint dry (literary) because you can’t paint over previous coats of wet paint.
And then there is the cleanup process –if you don’t have the skill and experience, an exterior painting project can be quite messy. You will end up spending more hours cleaning paint splatters and drips from places they shouldn’t be –and this includes your plants, the floor, window panes, door and window frames, and even yourself. So hire a pro to avoid this mess, get everything right the first time and save time.
- Tools and Equipment
Exterior painting requires a number of tools to achieve quality work. These include ladders, rollers, long handles, paint brushes, drop cloths, electrical sanders, personal protection equipment (PPE), just to name but a few. Having to buy all these things can cost way too much compared to hiring a pro. Besides, what will you do with everything once you’re done with your exterior home painting project?
Professional painting contractors come with their own tools, paint your home and take them away when they’re done. You don’t have to worry about where to keep the tools. Since this is what they do for a living, they have invested in the best quality tools that offer nothing but the best results.
- Training and Skills
Pro painters have years of training and experience, they have painted hundreds of home exteriors just like yours over and over. They know how to paint straight lights, painting in difficult narrow areas, and painting even, flawless coats without creating blotches or brushstroke lines.
If your house has detailed work with intricate designs, you definitely need several pairs of experienced hands working on it, and not just a trial-and-error DIY painting enthusiast. When hiring a painting contractor, check to see that they have reasonable exterior painting experience –preferably five years of experience or more.
Exterior home painting may not necessarily be the most dangerous home improvement project, but it presents several opportunities for accidents and injuries. For instance, if your home is two stories, then you’ll need to have a ladder or scaffolding to reach the second story. There is a very high risk of falling off the ladder if you’re not an experienced painter. Pros have the right training and tools to perform this project while keeping you and themselves out of harm’s way.
Exterior painting is a major project that should preferably only be left to experienced painting contractors. If you don’t have the skills, tools, and experience, you might end up with a colorful mess that can be quite expensive to resolve. Hiring a painting contractor will save you money, time and frustration, and ensure quality and durable results.
If you need professional assistance repainting the exterior of your home, our team can help. We have years of experience servicing the areas of Louisville, Shelby County, Oldham County, Anchorage, Prospect, and Jefferson Town, Kentucky. Book a free estimate below or call us if you have any questions.