Before you decide to “do it yourself” or hire the least expensive painter you can find, here are some points to consider that suggest the lowest price may not be the best value.
Painting can be hazardous work, whether it’s working on a ladder or dealing with solvents and dust. Hiring a professional contractor means you don’t have to worry about these problems.
If your home was built before 1980, it was almost certainly painted with lead-based paint, which can cause serious health effects when it is scraped or sanded in preparation for repainting. Professional contractors will take appropriate steps to protect you. On April 22, 2010 remodeling contractors, including painters, will be required to furnish be certified in order to work on homes built before 1980, where they will be disturbing lead based paint. Professional painting contractors will understand and be willing to follow the recommendations on this pamphlet.
Getting the surface properly prepared makes all the difference. Professional contractors know the value of preparation and will do it right.
Knowing Paints and How to Apply Them:
The choices today are more complicated than just oil or Acrylic, and professional contractors will know what works, how to use it, and will have the right tools for the job.
Cleanup and Disposal:
Hiring a professional contractor means you don’t have to worry about dealing with paint residues and other leftovers. Professionals will know how to handle hazardous wastes that may be part of the job!
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