Why Hire a Painting and Decorating Expert?
When it comes to refreshing a space, you could consider doing it yourself. However, unless you’re a seasoned renovator, you might be better off hiring a pro.
We’ll look at the distinctions between doing your own decorating and hiring a painter and decorator in this post.
The Correct Equipment and Supplies
Professionals will not only know how to prepare for a task, but they will also ensure that they have all of the necessary supplies on hand, including the appropriate paint for your surface and lighting.
Decorators have access to trade suppliers and will be able to obtain supplies that would otherwise be unavailable in a typical DIY store.
They may also help you save money on decorative materials. You won’t need to acquire paint brushes, rollers, dust sheets, or ladders since your decorator will arrive fully equipped.
When it comes to DIY, it’s all too simple to go over budget. It’s fairly uncommon to start a project simple and then see the expenditures spiral out of control as each stage of the process exposes a new item to buy.
If you’re going to handle the decorating yourself, you’ll probably need a few more tools than simply paint and brushes. For example, if you want to do a good job, you’ll need dust sheets, filler, caulk, and sandpaper, and unless you’re 6 feet tall, you’ll need a set of safe stairs. (if you’re going to tackle the hall/stairs/landing, ladders)
Scrapers, filling knives, a caulking gun, paint kettles, rollers, and a wallpaper stripper/steamer are just a few of the items you may need to spend your cash on, depending on the state of the rooms you want to renovate.
Here’s a shopping list of everything you’ll need to decorate an ordinary hall, stairs, and landing to give you an idea of how much it’ll cost:
- €120.00 for a minimum of 10 litres of high-quality washable matt emulsion
- 5 litres of high-quality undercoat for doors, frames, skirting boards, handrails, and more for €60.00
- For the aforementioned, 5 litres of high-quality topcoat: €60.00
- Plaster filler is priced at €15.00.
- Wood filler costs €10.00.
- Caulk: €10.00
- Brushes and rollers cost €30.
- Scrapers, filling knives, and other equipment cost €30.
€340.00 is the total cost.
(Affordable alternatives are available, but they may not meet your requirements for quality or longevity.)
When you employ a designer, you know exactly how much the remodelling will cost up front, making it straightforward to budget.
When it comes to decorating, planning is essential. You’re jeopardising the job’s integrity if you don’t properly prepare the region.
Surfaces that have been improperly prepared, for example, will not hold paint for an extended period of time. Preparation is essential for durability and a high-quality finish.
Before you begin any DIY decorating project, ask yourself if you know which brand of paint will give you the desired result, as well as what tools and equipment you will need to complete the task and whether you know how to use them.
Most essential, you must be certain that you possess the necessary talents to achieve the desired result and that you understand what to do if things do not go as planned.
That’s fantastic if you replied “yes” to the preceding questions. A painter and decorator are generally unnecessary. You will be successful on your own.
If you replied no to any of the above questions, you might want to hire a professional painter and decorator.
A skilled decorator with a wide range of expertise will know just how to prepare your individual surface to ensure it looks great—and remains that way.
The cleanup is the most unpleasant aspect of any work. Before you can do anything to stop it, paint-splattered rags, brushes soaked in white spirit, sawdust, and who knows what else will pile in your home.
The advantage of hiring a painter and decorator is that they will clean all of their own tools and equipment and ensure that your home is left as clean and tidy as when they arrived. All you have to do now is relax and enjoy your lovely new space!
The time it takes to actually do the task is something we haven’t discussed yet.
Do you have 5–10 days to complete the project? It’s not always simple to carve out time between work and family obligations to devote to a decorating job, and you can wind up taking far longer than necessary.
Re-decorating a space can take a long time, especially if you have no prior expertise and are learning as you go.
The most apparent reason to hiring a painter and decorator is that it will allow you to reclaim the time you would have spent DIYing and put it to better use.
You may reclaim that time, move on with your life, and return home to a beautiful-looking space by hiring a professional.
Aqua Painting Dublin offers a team of skilled, experienced, and trained painters and decorators who are ‘tooled up’ and ready to start working on your project.
We have the skills and resources to completely change your home or workplace.