We all want to save a little money—and sometimes you can! But other times you may be trying to save at your own expense. So when it comes to painting your home, how do you know whether or not you should do it yourself or hire professional painters? At Painters Barrie, we want you to be happy with your home above all else so we’ve put together a checklist of questions to help you decide which option is best for you.


1. Do you have the manpower/time/supplies?

You’ll have to remove or cover furniture, paint hard-to-reach spots, and dedicate time to painting. If you are unable to meet any of these, DIY painting may not be an option for you.


2. Do you know your paint color?

Paint can be mixed any number of ways and can be done at home improvement stores. But paint often looks different than it does on a wall. Having a professional can help you choose your colors and display them on your wall as you choose.


3. Have you completed many DIY projects before? Would you consider yourself handy?

It may seem like a no brainier but the painting does require a steady hand and a good eye to apply even coats of paint. If you are someone who works well with your hands, home painting may be a plausible option for a satisfactory result.


4. Is it one room or the whole house?

Painting a single room is often more doable for the average homeowner than the exterior of the entire house. When weighing costs versus the time spent going up and down ladders, choosing the efficiency of painters may be worth it.


5. Do you know a lot about paints, finishes, enamels, prep work?

A lot goes into painting than meets the eye. Whether it’s filling in holes or helping you decide the best finish to complement your home and lifestyle, having a professional to work with and discuss your ideas offers you a lot more than just peace of mind.


If DIY painting isn’t for you, consider the professional services of Painters Barrie. Our painters have upheld the highest standards for painters in the industry for over 20 years. Trust our licensed, insured, and bonded professionals to get the job done beautifully and efficiently. To learn more about how our skills can benefit your home, give us a call. You can also get a free estimate by filling out our online form.

With: Jake of Painters Winnipeg.