Don’t DIY: 7 Reasons Why You Should Hire Professional Painters

Don’t DIY: 7 Reasons Why You Should Hire Professional Painters

Have you thought about doing some painting projects around your home but weren’t sure if you would be able to handle the task?

That’s a thought a lot of people have when it comes to home paint projects. One of the things that people don’t realize is that it takes more than just time and skill to get the job done correctly.

If you don’t know where to go, then you should probably call in a pro! Here’s why you should hire professional painters for your next project.

1. Time

Unless you aren’t very busy, you probably value your time. Painting can take an enormous amount of time, and if you are a first-time painter, that time is probably going to double or even triple. There are many stages in the painting process, like prep time, priming, coating, and clean-up.

Professional painters will bring knowledge and all the equipment needed to finish your job promptly. This means you can do the activities you love to do and not worry about the hassle of sacrificing your time and energy.

2. Quality

Let’s face it—most people can tell a shoddy paint job when they see one. Professional painters use specific techniques to minimize brush strokes, unevenness, and paint drips.

They also take the time to ensure that paint doesn’t get on carpets and items that aren’t meant to be painted and are masked off properly. Quality is essential when it comes to house paint jobs because it determines how long that job will last.

Most paint jobs can last a max of ten years with the right paints used, and proper coats applied. If there is lots of traffic in the household or rambunctious pets, that may be a little sooner than ten.

If the DIY’er in your attempts to do a little painting without any experience, your paint job may last as short as a month.

3. Insurance and Licensing

Professional painting companies are licensed and adequately insured. This will give you peace of mind that if anything happens, such as a defect in the paint or your property gets damaged in the painting process, you are provided with protection to get those items replaced or redone.

If you try and do it yourself, you will have to foot the bill. This also heightens the standards of quality in the painters you hired, which gives them a boost urgency to get the job done the right way without cutting any corners.

4. Post Painting Clean-Up

When your project is complete, this doesn’t mean the end of your tour of duty for your project. There will be lots to clean up and put away. This can be a headache to most, but professional painters know how to clean things up and get things back the way you want them to be.

The benefit of hiring a professional when it comes to clean-up—professional painters know the proper way of disposing of solvents, paint thinners, and unused paint, which will make the end of your painting project stress-free.

5. Equipment and Tools

Not everyone will have the necessary tools and equipment to do interior or exterior home painting. Equipment needed includes:

  • Ladders
  • Quality brushes
  • Quality rollers
  • Paint pans
  • Scaffolding
  • Caulk guns
  • Paint Sprayers
  • And more

All of this equipment can end up costing you thousands of dollars. You’ll have to pay for materials and labour when hiring a professional, but you will be saving a lot of many because you won’t have to pay for tools to get the job done.


If you haven’t been in the business of painting for a few years, you’ll probably be learning as you go along with your project. This will cost you time and money because if you make a mistake, you’re going to have to do it over again or live with the consequences.

Plus, professional painting companies know which colours will look the best in the space that you want to paint. They have knowledge of colour theory and lighting, which is crucial to understand when doing interior or exterior home painting.

A skilled painter will know all the ins-and-outs to make sure your paint job gets done the right way. If there are mistakes, a painter that possesses exceptional craftsmanship will know how to correct the error in the most efficient way that will still show quality.

When in doubt, hire a professional to get the job done.

7. Savings on Paint and Supplies

Most painting companies have accounts set up with paint distributors in their area. These exclusive partnerships between companies will give you special deals and discounts on paints and tools that will save you money.

If you choose to do it yourself, you won’t see the same savings and discounts and will have to purchase materials and paint with marked-up prices.

Go With Professional Painters for Your Next Project

Going with professional painters for your next painting project not only saves you time but can also put savings in your pocket. You won’t have to go out and buy materials or expensive tools and you won’t have to worry about all the work that goes into it.

Here at Red Hot Chilli Painters, we pride ourselves on having the necessary experience, craftsmanship, and painting knowledge to get any commercial or residential painting job done. If you need help with your next painting project, feel free to contact us, and we can answer any of your questions, and provide you with a quote.