When deciding on whether or not to hire a painting contractor, there are several things to keep in mind. At the top of the list is the fact that a licensed house painting contractor has two things many homeowners do not; experience and a high skill set.
Painting and decorating projects require specialized skills. This is the main reason why people pay for the services of a professional painting contractor when it comes to painting the interior or exterior of their home. Time restraints, convenience, safety, and health are among other considerations.
Health and Safety Comes First
Climbing on ladders and painting can be hazardous work; so is working with solvents and dust inhalation. Professional contractors are safety conscious, and experienced to handle these situations. Home owners who opt to do the painting themselves risk unnecessary injury.
Houses built before 1978 may have been painted with lead-based paint, proven to pose serious health risks when scraped and sanded in preparation for repainting. Dust and paint chips from lead-based paint are a health threat to exposed individuals; working around lead-based paint, therefore, represents another safety hazard.
A licensed, professional contractor painting commercial or residential buildings that have lead-based paint have been trained to take precautions to protect you and your family from these health risks. They are also trained to protect themselves and their employees.
Guaranteed Quality Work
Finally, a house painting contractor will prepare surfaces properly for painting. Poorly prepared surfaces affect the appearance and quality of the new paint. To properly prepare surfaces for repainting is time consuming, but yields great end results and increases durability of newly painted surfaces.
A qualified painting contractor is also familiar with the different types of paints, when to use what product, and how to apply each.