When you are thinking about a home painting project you need to decide whether or not to hire a painting contractor. There are several factors to think about when making this decision. A professional house painting contractor has two things many homeowners do not, experience and expertise.
Painting projects require specialized skills, one good reason why a person pays for the services of a professional painting contractor. when it comes to painting the interior or exterior of your home time restraints, convenience, safety, and health are among some considerations.
Safety and Health Comes First:
Climbing on ladders, working with solvents, and dust inhalation can be hazardous work. Professional contractors are “safety conscious,” and experienced to handle these situations. If you opt to do the painting yourself, there is risk of unnecessary injury.
Homes 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, represents another safety hazard. A federal law will be going in to effect April 22, 2010 that mandates all painting contractors and anyone who will be working with lead paint to have certain certifications and proper training.
Quality Work Guaranteed:
A Painting Company will prepare surfaces properly for painting. Poorly prepared surfaces affect the appearance and quality of the new paint and could cause paint failure. 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 familiar with the different types of coatings, equipment, tools, safety, preparation, carries the proper insurance and certifications to provide you an everlasting paint job while keeping you and your family safe.