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Are Professional Painters Worth it?

Hiring a professional painter to paint your home is much different from doing it yourself, but in this article we'll breakdown the benefits to hiring a professional painter so you can determine whether or not it's worth it for you! We'll cover the benefits of hiring a professional house painter, the costs, when to hire a professional, and we'll compare DIY vs. hiring a pro.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional House Painter

Quality Work

A professional house painter will provide a quality paint job that the average home owner can not do on their own. A proper paint job means the paint will last longer and be more durable, which in turn protects your investment better and for longer.

Time Saving

Taking on a house painting project yourself can be extremely time consuming, especially with larger projects like painting the exterior or painting the whole interior of your home. A professional painter can do the job quicker and more efficiently than the average home owner, which frees up your time for important tasks like your job, or spending time with your family.


A professional painter has the experience, expertise and equipment to paint your house safely, without the risk of damaging the house, or worse, getting hurt trying to do it yourself. High ceilings, hard to reach areas and other difficult parts of a paint job can safely be done by an experienced professional. Another safety issue lies on not damaging your home in the process of painting it, which could result in costly repairs and even more time and money spent. A professional painter has the knowledge on how to safely get the job done without doing any damage!

Cost of Hiring a Professional House Painter

Labor Costs

A professional painter likely has a team behind him, which costs money. This can be a benefit to you, as a homeowner, because it means your paint job will be done efficiently, saving you time, but in turn, costing you more money than if you did it yourself. Cost is important to consider when hiring a painter, but it can be well worth it if you hire the right one.

Material Costs

Professional painters often have account with major paint brands, allowing them to obtain expensive materials at a better price. This allows you to afford higher quality materials than you might have been able to afford on your own.

Hidden Costs

You may think painting your home on your own simply costs time and money for paint, But what you might not have considered are all the hidden costs like the tools it ewill take to get the job done. Rollers, paint brushes, drop cloths, tape, and cleaning supplies can all be costly in our current market, and a professional painter will already have all the tools needed to complete the job.

Another hidden cost is all the small repairs you may want to have done before applying that fresh coat of paint, like small holes in the drywall, calking, and any minor repairs to the trim or woodwork. These are all tasks a quality house painter can include in the job, but might cost you time in learning how do do the repairs yourself, as well as the tools and materials necessary to complete them.

When to Hire a Professional Painter

Repainting a single room can be done in a day or two by any homeowner, but when's the right time to hire a professional house painter? If you're considering painting your whole house, whether it be the interior or the exterior, you should consider hiring a professional house painting company who can complete the job a lot better and a lot quicker than an less experienced homeowner. Complex projects like painting cabinets or doors can also be difficult to do on your own, and for this we also recommend hiring a professional painter.

DIY vs. Professional Painting

Pros and Cons of DIY

If you decide to paint your house yourself you will save money on hiring a professional. You'll still need to purchase materials, and maybe a few tools, but this will be considerably cheaper than paying thousands of dollars for a professional painter, and this is a huge "pro". A con of doing it yourself is that you'll need to invest time to learn how to paint properly, if you want a quality and long-lasting paint job.

One more thing to consider is the risk of making costly mistakes, like spilling paint over your expensive flooring, or damaging a surface from using the wrong materials.

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional Painter

The pros of hiring a professional house painter are that they will do quality work that will be much more durable and longer lasting. A house painter knows the correct way to do things, with the correct materials and the correct tools. You can be sure that the paint job will be higher quality and longer-lasting with a professional painter.

The cons of hiring a house painter are that it can be expensive. Good work isn't cheap, and cheap work isn't good. So if your priority is to have things done correctly, and have a high quality paint job, we recommend you hire a pro.

Hiring a professional painter can be worth it if you're willing to pay for it. Although painting your home on your own can save you money, there are important factors you should take into consideration when making that choice.

Get in touch with Academy Painting to get a free estimate on your home.

Academy Painting operates out of Snohomish County, Washington.


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