When Is the Time to Call a Professional Painter?

When Is the Time to Call a Professional Painter?

Making updates and learning how to keep your home in good repair is an essential part of homeownership. Refreshing your interior and exterior paint is an important part of maintaining your home. After all, paint does a lot more than make a space look pretty! Paint acts as a protective barrier between for your walls, trim, and doors, and exterior paint works doubly hard to defend your exterior surfaces from the elements.

Because paint plays such an important role in protecting one of your biggest investments, we recommend regular touch ups or re-coats in addition to applying a fresh color as if your tastes change. The most important question to ask before changing colors is, “Can I handle this project myself?”

Painting seems easy enough, right? You might want to pump the brakes for a second though. The trouble is that every painting project is a little different. We’ve put together a list of scenarios when it might be in you and your home’s best interest to put down the brush and enlist the help of a professional.

  1. When It's a Big Project: Painting your home’s exterior, repainting all your trim and doors, or changing the color in multiple rooms at once are time consuming projects that can drag on forever if you do them yourself. No one likes to live in chaos and sometimes you simply don’t have the extra time and energy to do a project justice.
  2. Jobs That Require Significant Prep Work: Prepping surfaces correctly is important to achieve a high quality finish. If your surface has major dents, holes, crumbling drywall, or sections that need replacing, you have a good bit of work ahead of you before your surface is ready for paint. Proper surface preparation can be time consuming and messy. A trained professional, experienced in those repairs will be able to complete this stage of the process more efficiently and successfully than the average homeowner.
  3. Painting That Requires Ladders or Scaffolding: Any painting job that requires climbing high ladders or operating special equipment is best left to the professionals. Ladder safety is incredibly important to avoid injury. Unless you’ve been trained to safely use this equipment, we strongly recommend hiring a high-quality painting company whose employees will all follow best practices.


If any of these scenarios apply to you, call Spectrum Painting today to set up an estimate. We specialize in both residential and commercial work, interior and exterior painting, deck refinishing, power and soft washing, drywall repair, epoxy floor coatings and carpentry, among many other things! Call us today at 973-706-6033!

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