Pros & Cons of a DIY Interior Painting Project

Posted November 1, 2018 by RB Painting

Pros & Cons of a DIY Interior Painting Project

Painting a room in your home, whether in the hallway, staircase, or your kitchen cupboards, is a great way to make a statement and freshen up your home. The problem with relying on paint to give your home a new look is that many people attempt to do the work on their own without thinking about whether or not hiring an expert to paint for them is a better idea. To help you make a decision about whether or not you should DIY your interior painting project, you need to weigh the pros and cons.

Pros of Tackling Your Own Painting Project

One of the main reasons that people cite for why they decided to try to complete their own interior painting project is that it saves them money. Not having to pay an expert to come to your home and paint for you can greatly decrease the budget for your project and allow you to spend more money on another update in your home, if you wish.

Another pro for completing your painting project by yourself is that you can do it on your own time. It can be difficult for some homeowners who work full time out of the home to find a time that will work for both them and their painter. When you are willing to DIY the work yourself, you can work on it whenever you have a spare moment, whether that is early in the morning on the weekend or late at night after dinner.

Cons of Trying to DIY the Work Yourself

Unfortunately, DIY-ing your painting project has a number of cons, as well. The most obvious is that most people simply don’t have the skills or experience to do a great job on their painting project. This means that there may be streaks, drips, or thin parts where the paint wasn’t applied correctly. It’s not only the wall or cupboards that may not look its best – it’s normal for homeowners to drip paint on their floor or carpet, which can be difficult, time consuming, and expensive to clean.

Another great reason to hire an expert to come to your home and paint for you is because they will arrive with everything that they need to do the work. All you will have to do is provide the paint, and your painter will come with drop cloths, brushes and rollers, tape, and pans. They already have all of the equipment and tools that they need to paint for you, which ensures that the right tools are used so the job is completely quickly and looks great when it’s done.

Unless you have experience painting, then you will need to set down the paintbrush and hire a professional to help you. These experts will be able to make sure that your painting project looks great and is finished quickly. There’s no reason to feel stressed out about an interior painting project, and if the thought of trying to DIY the work yourself makes you worry, then it’s a good idea to turn to a professional.