Things to Consider Before Painting Your Home Yourself (Contd.)

A professional house painter has access to supplies and  techniques that you won’t.

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Professional House Painters Not Only Paint, They Prep Too

As we covered previously, house painting companies save tons on paint purchases because they already know what quantity can suit a particular project. Your professional local painter also knows what supplies will be needed and they can get those easily because they can order in bulk.  But it’s not just supplies that they can get.

A professional painting contractor knows that there is much more to house painting than just painting a
wall. Before you begin any painting project, it’s important  to take a good long look at your home and check for mildew, crumbling glaze, siding problems, wood rot, peeling, cracked window panes, etc. If you don’t even know where to begin, it may be best to contact a reputable house painting company to help.  He can come in, sand the surface, fill in any voids in the painting surface and sand it so that both the primer as well as the paint will adhere better to the painting surface.

Why You Shouldn’t Paint Your Home Yourself

What is the difference between paint you can use outside and paint that is only for interior painting.  If you’re going to try to do it yourself, and you lack adequate experience, you probably don’t know that there are several types of paint options to choose from. You can choose among several colors, paint finishes and paint quality. Do you want to use flat paint, acrylic/ water-based paint, eggshell, gloss or
semi-gloss? Which one is most appropriate? A painting contractor will know.

The type of paint that is to be used depends on the area that needs to be painted. Size and also usage of the area can come into play. For example, if you have very young children, you may consider using a gloss or semi-gloss paint for their rooms so you can remove dirt and fingerprints easily.

One of the most important types of paints to be cautious with is lead based paint. Lead is highly toxic when absorbed into the body and can cause health problems, especially in young kids. Exposure to lead can cause learning disabilities, seizures, behavioral problems, etc. Removing lead based paint can be dangerous if you don’t have any personal protection devices.

While lead-based paint isn’t as much of a problem as it once was, if you have an older home, it can still be an issue.  So can other issues related to painting safety.  If you want another reason to hire a professional painting contractor, then that’s a big one:  safety.

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