Spring home improvement projects can make you feel alive. You add some mulch around your spring flowers, break out the lawnmower and tidy up your grass, and you trim your trees for the perfect shape. Now, it’s time to tackle the interior and exterior painting jobs you’ve been putting off. The little yard projects you DIY just fine — but your house painting? Alliance Painting serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area with superior residential painting services, as well as cabinet painting services. Below, we’ll offer up things to consider before you decide to DIY your house painting or call in a professional painting company. Contact us today for a free estimate!
MORE THINGS TO CONSIDER IF YOU SHOULD DIY YOUR HOME’S INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING
- Consider safety. Most of our interior and exterior painting jobs require a ladder in order to reach the top of the ceilings and to paint the ceilings if you are so doing. If you have a two-story house, you will need an extra tall ladder in order to reach the top of your house under the roof. Ladders will be required which themselves have their own learning curve in order to operate in a safe manner. Furthermore, you throw in sloping ground and landscape plants to maneuver around, stabilizing your ladder can be a challenge. Professional painting contractors, such as Alliance Painting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have all the tools and experience necessary to operate a ladder and possibly scaffolding safely. Learning to operate a ladder may not be the best thing to do while trying to paint.
- Consider the guarantees. Most top-quality painting companies such as Alliance Painting in Dallas-Fort Worth will guarantee their work. If you haven’t painted a surface in a while, there’s a lot of involved, such as prepping the surface, buying the right type of paint, and applying the paint properly. Weather is a factor as well when it comes to exterior painting. When you DIY, you are 100% responsible for the outcome, good or bad. Alliance Painting, for example, offers a lifetime warranty on all of our interior painting jobs as well as a four-year warranty on our workmanship for all exterior painting jobs. This means we’ll fix any faults at no cost. When you DIY, you’ll be responsible for the upkeep, touch-ups, and faults.
- Consider the prep-work. There’s a lot of prep work involved in both interior and exterior painting services. For a lot of DIY’ers, the prep work tends to be skipped as a way to save time and because, well, it’s work. However, prepping for interior and exterior painting is key to the longevity and quality of your paint job. It’s important to work on a clean surface as well as to patch any cracks, chips, or holes before painting. Before house painting, you’ll need to pressure wash your home to remove all the dirt, grime, and buildup before painting, which most professional painting contractors such as Alliance Painting in Dallas-Fort Worth will do for you.
Spring home improvement projects are exciting. Let your professional painting company do the work for you while you enjoy the results. Contact us today for a free painting consultation!