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Why You Should Hire a Professional Painter

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Do you know why you should hire a professional painter? These days everyone is looking for places to save money, and who can blame them? Times are tough and the last thing you want is to waste your valuable resources. Your nephew’s cousin says he knows a guy who can paint your house for half the price. Doesn’t it make sense to hire him instead?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. A good paint job will raise the value of your home, and a good paint job is a complex task. From start to finish the proper steps have to be applied at the right times, and these vary depending on both the surface involved and the environmental conditions surrounding it. Any number of mistakes can turn into thousands of dollars in complications.

Everyone knows you have to thoroughly wash a surface before you paint it, but how long does it take to fully dry? What happens when you get moisture in behind your paint? How many coats is enough to protect your surface? How long do you have to wait until you can apply the next coat? An experienced painter will have encountered all the problems before and will know how to prevent them before they occur. Your novice painter may be very talented, but this could be his first time working on a house like yours. Do you really want to take the risk of losing your investment?

An experienced painter has had years of feedback on his work. He knows which jobs looked the best over time, and he has adjusted his work accordingly. He will buy quality paint and equipment directly from the manufacturer. He will get the job done for you 100% of the time, no matter what. With a novice painter your money is less of an investment and more of a gamble. It might pay off, but can you afford the cost if it doesn’t?

When selecting a contractor you have to be diligent. Put in the extra time to research their past work. Do their clients give them praise? Do they get repeat business? Do the houses still look nice? Go out and see some of them for yourself. A good painter will satisfy your every curiosity about the process. A bad one will give you vague answers to hide his own ignorance.

We at Domain Decorating & Restoration stand by our work. You will see the pride we have in our profession. For us, painting is personal. We make every room shine. View our gallery or contact us now to request more information.