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Painting Tips vs Experience: Why go pro?

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Painting tips, or painting experience?

Painting is often the cheapest, most efficient way to inject to new life to an old room. Armed with the web’s latest and greatest “painting tips” articles and DIY home improvement guides, you might think attempting to get your interior or exterior home painting project done by yourself is the most cost-effective solution.

But is it? Should you, or should you not go pro?

Should you go Pro?

Angie Hicks, founder of local business review site Angie’s List, says that depends on your individual skill level and the particular room. “A lot of people think they can paint themselves,” she says. “But if you have high ceilings or you have walls in difficult conditions keep in mind that the quality of a paint job is dependent on the prep work. So if you have walls in bad condition, you may want to consider hiring a painting contractor.”

Paint Quality & Type Make all the Difference

The quality and type of paint is another extremely important factor to keep in mind. Your home improvement store is stocked with an infinite supply of different types; selecting the best option can be overwhelming without doing your research. Do you want to go with a glossy paint for your kitchen, or semi-glossy? What type of paint would be best for a high-traffic area like your living room?These are all considerations that must be taken in mind, as well as the simple fact that the higher quality your paint, the longer it will last. There’s a wide variety of different qualities of paints to fit your budget, but if you decide to hire a contractor to do the painting in your house, they can potentially get a better rate on the paint than you would buying it retail.

Ultimately, the decision to hire a painting contractor is up to you, the prospective customer. But it must always be kept in mind that, as with selecting paint cans, the higher quality the painter, the longer it will last.

For more information on planning a paint job and general paint tips, check out the video below: