When Is the Time to Call a Professional Painter? | Spectrum Painting

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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Spectrum team was diligent, respectful, hard working and a pleasure to have here!
Joseph C. | Jun/29/2016
Good communication with office staff/timely response. Courteous, professional crew team. Quality service and excellent work.
Tara W. | Aug/26/2015
1st class leaders and 1st class crews! Spectrum is a most professional company, I will definitely use again!
Jim B. | Jan/12/2015
A+ I was thrilled when I came home to see the completed project. I looked long and hard to find a single thing to possibly complain about and came up empty handed. I appreciate the emails and phone call correspondence getting the estimate and scheduling the work. The crew leader, Jose, was fantastic at pointing out small details, answering questions, and making recommendations in addition to completing a great job. The crew did an especially great job prepping and cleaning up. I'm sure that I will need more painting and power washing done in the future and I will not hesitate to contact Spectrum again.
Marc M. | Jan/12/2015
I am 100% satisfied with the quality of work and would highly recommend you to any of my family and friends in the future!
Mary O. | Jan/12/2015
Spectrum Painting just completed an interior paint job in my new home and I could not be any happier with the results! From the very first contact, the team at Spectrum Painting was very friendly and professional. I received an estimate very quickly and had the job scheduled and completed in no time to at all. The team arrived right on time, explained the process to me, and took a great deal of care in covering my property to be sure it was not damaged in the process. The job was completed in one day and there was virtually no mess left behind. I would recommend Spectrum to anyone in need of a paint job and will be sure to use them again for my next project!
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Steven Munczinski | Nov/2/2020
From the estimate to final walk through, every aspect was done in a friendly and professional manner. Could not be more pleased with the final product, a beautifully stained bow and kitchen window. Jose' and his helper did an excellent job and went above and beyond to make sure we were completely satisfied with the work. Second time using Spectrum and I highly recommend them.
Jeff G. | Aug/30/2016
We have been a customer for many years and have recommended Spectrum Painting to friends and neighbors in the past. Staff are courteous and polite and experienced. They are careful with maintaining cleanliness of the property. The work is professionally done and the company is well managed. They take the customer's concerns seriously and take the time to explain and alleviate those concerns.
Abe N. | Jul/5/2016
Spectrum was very professional and they did a great job with every aspect of the job. They were friendly and helpful, had ideas for future projects and worked quickly and really took care in the staining of the deck. Everyone on the team was courteous.
Michael O. | Jul/19/2016
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