DIY or Hire a Professional?

Painting is easy. You just dip a brush into some paint and apply it, right? Not exactly. There's actually a lot more to it than that. As with most decisions, there are many things to consider before deciding who should handle your interior house painting in Alpharetta.

Here are some things to think about:


Painting contractors specialize in painting so it makes sense that they would do a better job than the average homeowner. They know best practices in painting and have learned the tricks of the trade to get professional results.


To get perfectly painted walls or woodwork, you have to start with a perfectly smooth surface. That means filling holes and sanding. This can be messy, time-consuming work, but they are important tasks that can't be ignored if you want a good finished job.

Taping is another time-consuming task that can't be ignored if you want professional looking results. Before painting you'll need to clean the walls, remove switch plates, outlet covers, and light fixtures, and then use painter's tape to mask off baseboards, molding, and windows, as well as to cover hinges and hard-to-remove hardware. You'll want to cover furniture and use drop cloths to protect the floor.


You have to consider the hours you'll be spending. You'd be surprised how long a painting job can take when you include prep time. Do you really want to spend your spare time painting? Professionals are able to focus and get the job done in a short period of time.


High-quality supplies and equipment can be costly, but they can make a big difference in achieving quality results. Professionals have the right tools. It's not uncommon for home owners to call a professional to finish or redo a paint job they started because they weren't happy with the outcome. If something goes wrong with a paint job, a good professional will make things right.


High-quality paint and good equipment aren't cheap, but they make a big difference in how the finished paint job looks and how long it will last. When considering how much it will cost to do it yourself, you have to include the costs of paint, equipment, and any supplies you may need to buy.


There are always trade offs to think about when deciding whether or not to hire a professional or tackle a job yourself. Hiring professional interior house painting in Alpharetta will definitely save you time and will probably save you money in the long run.