Painting, in the interior or exterior, is undoubtedly one of the easiest as well as cheapest ways to update your New York home. It serves as an ideal task to undertake whether you are sprucing your home up for a sale or just wants to add a splash of cool change and heighten the quality of everyday living for the family. Though easy, it does not come risk-free. To avoid the pitfalls, this article lays out things you need to know about home painting ideal whether you are in Manhattan, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn or Staten Island.
A quick project with a great impact, home painting is among the most popular improvements that many homeowners do themselves. But unfortunately, not all end up with results to envy. Some might need to do a back job immediately or issues might arise some days or weeks after the project has been finished. Then they wonder, “How did that guy on the Internet make it look so easy?” The answer: he is an expert on what he is doing and he has been doing this for a living.
Looks can truly be deceiving, and this cliché goes well with home improvements. Painting is not merely applying paint to the walls. The job involves thorough preparation of the walls and putting the color on is just a small part of the project. And if you decide to be more stylish, various techniques and methods will be used. When deliberating on going DIY versus hiring a qualified painter, never underestimate what the project requires. Do you have the knowledge, right skills and experience to do the job right the first time?
As was said, painting is the one of the cheapest home improvements there is. Would stretching that budget a bit to accommodate labor costs really hurt? Think about the money you’d have to spend on quality rollers, brushes and other supplies. Add the time and effort you would have to allot to research, buy supplies, try to learn things, finish the project up and clean all the mess. These and a lot more are the real costs of the project. Now, would you rather get a high quality job done in the most timely and efficient manner courtesy of a hired painter, or would you rather pinch those dollars and do all the work all the while praying that the results would be satisfactory?
To get the most value for your hard-earned money, you also have to do your part and go through the contractor selection carefully. Hire a painter with the right set of qualifications to do the home painting for you. Check for membership standing and any unresolved issues reflected at your local Better Business Bureau. Know how long the painter has been in the business and take the time to visit references to see how well the painted walls stood the test of time and how satisfied the homeowners were. Choose a painter with a good reputation to back up the quality of painting work he delivers and the proper professional ethics that he adheres to.