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Contractors Can Improve Your Home

Hello! I would like to give you the warmest welcome to my blog. My name is Pete and last year, I decided to carry out some home improvements. Somewhat foolishly, I decided to try and carry out the work myself. As you can imagine, it was a bit of a disaster as I do not have many skills. Thankfully, I have a friend who works in the construction and contracting service. He called in some of his friends who were able to come in and fix up the mess I had made. I am really pleased with the results so I thought I would write about it here.


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Why Hire a Painter for Your Painting Job?

by Regina Barnett

You might assume that the work of a painter only entails applying a paint coating on a wall or surface. You may also think that you can do it yourself without much experience.  Don't take it lightly; there is more to painting a surface than meets the eye. The following indicates why you should hire a painter:

Estimation of Materials Needed

Painters can estimate the materials required for a paint job. These materials do not only constitute of paint but also cement, hole fillers, primers, cloths, varnishes, stains, finishes, etc. If you lack the experience, you may end up overbuying or under buying materials, leading to losses, stalling and poor quality work.

Do You Know or Have the Tools Required?

Tools required for paintwork may include ladders, cradles, scaffolding, steam strippers, scrapers, drop sheets, brushes, paint rollers, paint trays, spray guns, etc. These constitute some of the most important things to have in your tool shed because you might need more than one paint job. If you are on a tight budget, you might not be able to purchase all these tools. Hiring a professional painter is the solution. The painter has access to all the tools and equipment needed and additionally has all the manpower needed for a paint job. If you were to DIY, you might be forced to seek the help of a busy relative or friend.

Do You Know How to Prepare a Surface Before Painting?

Before applying a new paint coat, you need to prepare the surface. If there is an old wallpaper, you need to remove it. Also, if there is old paint on the surface, you need to scrape or sand it off. Once this is done, examine the surface for holes and cracks. These need to be filled and sealed before applying paint. Some surfaces may have woodwork. If these are broken or damaged, fix them before painting. If any of the above sounds difficult or challenging to you, hire a painter for peace of mind and quality work.

Do You Know How to Mix Paint?

You, of course, want a particular colour shade for your surface. If you are lucky, it will be readily available without the need to mix two or more colours. For some colour shades, you have to mix different paints. If you are not skilled in mixing paint, you need to hire a painter before you waste paint, which is the same as wasting money.

If you have any other questions, reach out to a professional painter.