Thursday, June 2, 2016

Is DIY Home Painting a Good Idea? Pros and Cons Revealed!

This article is provided by Eric Huh.

Painting your home is a project that many homeowners feel is an easy DIY project. While painting a home’s interior or exterior may seem like an easy project, that is not always the case. There are many reasons that hiring a painting company to complete this project can be a good idea. At Greater Toronto Painters we often get hired by clients who tried to DIY paint their home but gave up after realizing how frustrating painting could be. Here are a few pros and cons of hiring a painting company versus doing it yourself.  


One of the main reasons that people tend to choose to making painting a do-it-yourself project is because of the cost. However, when considering the cost of hiring a painting company it is also important to consider the time that you are going to spend painting. 

How much is your time worth? A painting project can take 20 hours of work for a typical homeowner. Not to mention the stress involved. When you look at it that  way, saving a couple thousand bucks by doing it yourself does not seem like the best idea.


Time as mentioned above is something that must be considered when taking on a painting project. If you are like most people your time is extremely valuable and there never seems to be enough of it. Painting your home will take a time commitment as leaving your house half unpainted is really not an option. A painting company can typically have your house painted in as little as a day or two, which means that there is little inconvenience to you and you can use your time doing something fun. 

Quality Assurance

When you hire a professional painting company to do the job for you, you can rest assured that the paint job will be of the highest caliber. You are not only paying for the company to do the job, but you are also getting the peace of mind in knowing that your home is going to be painted correctly and look great when the job is finished. Many homeowners start a painting project thinking it will be easy, only to realize that it is harder than it seems. 

Color Choices

When shopping at a hardware store you may feel that there are plenty of color choices available. However, actually finding the color combinations that you want can be tricky. Professional painting companies have access to many connections within the industry, which means even if you choose a palette that is tricky to find, they will likely be able to accommodate you. 

Overall, there are pros and cons to choosing a painting company over doing the job yourself, but typically hiring a professional for the job is the way to go because it will save you time and you can relax in knowing that the job will be done correctly. 

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