What are the risks in painting your own home vs a professional painter in Sydney

People that want to paint their own home often think that it’s a straightforward job. They might imagine that painting is easy, and all it takes is a few litres of paint and their home will look brand new. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy to paint a home. In fact, there are some significant risks you take by painting a home yourself, instead of hiring a professional painter in Sydney. If you’re planning to paint your home, here are some risks that you should be aware of.

Unprofessional results

There are two significant factors that come into play while painting your own home that lead to unprofessional results. First, it’s hard to know what a professional paint job is without having experienced amazing painting for yourself. Second, without having experience painting the whole exterior or interior of your space, you’re probably overlooking the difficulty of this undertaking. Not only do you have to paint walls, but you also have to pay special attention to the trim, the corners, around electricity outlets, and those other tricky to paint spaces as well. When it comes to painting, it’s easy to cut corners. A Professional painter in Sydney will have lots of experience painting a variety of homes and understand all the work that it takes to get the job done.

Spending too much money

Are you painting your own home to save some extra money? If this is the case, chances are you may actually spend more by doing the work yourself. Inexperienced painters often purchase more tools and supplies than necessary. They also don’t purchase the best supplies for the job. On top of spending extra, there’s a much greater risk that inexperienced painters will make a costly mistake by failing to prep the home properly. There’s also a hidden cost that you have to factor in: the cost of your own time. When you think about all of these expenses, mixed with the fact that you don’t receive a warranty for work you’ve done yourself, you begin to understand that you’re putting your money and time at risk. You can avoid all of these problems by hiring a professional painter in Sydney that will do the work correctly the first time.

Getting injured

Master Painters are always prepared for anything. We have all of the correct safety tools available, so that work is completed safely and correctly. When you paint your home yourself, you won’t be prepared with all of the safety techniques and equipment that we have access to. When a house painter gets injured on the job, there’s insurance to protect both your greatest investment (your home) and any contractors. Why risk injury by painting your own house when a professional painter in Sydney can complete your house painting safely and quickly?

Find out the Summit Coatings difference by contacting us today. You’ll love the work we do and you’ll avoid headaches that come with painting a home yourself. Receive an estimate for your work at no obligation to you and see how we go above and beyond the competition.

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How long does painting take by a professional painter sydney?

An experienced painter knows that certain homes take longer to paint than others. If you’re considering painting your home, there are a number of factors that determine how quickly a Professional painter Sydney can complete the job. Although the best way to learn how soon your house painting will take is to ask a professional, there are a few questions you can ask to determine whether your home will take longer to paint. Here are the questions that can help you identify whether your house painting will take less or more time than usual.

How old is the house?

Older homes require a lot more prep work than newer homes. That’s because older homes often have to be washed, scrubbed, and scraped more extensively than newer homes. These techniques remove any dirt that and mildew that stops the paint from adhering to the surface properly. Scraping will remove the old paint that’s peeling off and help painters find trouble spots that require additional fixes. Sanding, patching, and filling cracks is also more extensive with older homes. Some pieces of the wood may even need full replacement, if there’s too much rot damage. The older your home is, the more likely it will be that you have some issues that take extra time to remedy.

When was the last time it was painted?

Paint protects your home from the elements. The longer you go without painting, the less likely your home will be protected from climate. If your home has been painted within seven to ten years, it will be much easier to paint your home. Keep in mind that this is only true if the paint was applied correctly by a professional painter Sydney during that time. If the previous painter failed to prep the surface well and you haven’t completed any maintenance work, then it could possibly take longer to paint your home, even when it has been painted recently. A Master Painter will be able to take a look at your home and determine how much additional time it will take to complete the job if your home hasn’t been painted within the past ten years.

How much needs painting?

Repainting a certain area of your home takes less time than painting the whole thing. If you’d like to change an accent colour, or the paint on a specific wall is failing, then the job will go quickly. If your surfaces require a lot of prep work and repair, before moving onto the painting process, it will take additional time to complete. You’ll be surprised how much time it takes a professional painter Sydney to complete your house painting, even if there’s a lot of surface to cover.

What finishes will you be using?

House painting materials all have different application times that either extend or reduce the time it takes to complete your project. Master Painters like Summit Coatings can help you choose finishes that meet your expectations. We’ll also recommend alternatives if we think there are better products available that reduce the time it takes to paint your home. Specialty products might require more coats of paint or an extended drying time, and we’ll always give you an estimate on the amount of time it takes to complete your house painting, before beginning.

Contact Summit Coatings if you’d like to know how long it will take to paint your home. We’ll take a look at your home and give you an estimate of how quickly we can make it look brand new.

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Why Use Professional Sydney Painting Services

There’s always hesitation in the DIY community to use a professional painter, when it can seemingly be done yourself. Although painting your own residential or commercial property or hiring an inexperienced painter may save you some money at the beginning of the project, you’re more likely to experience unprofessional results. It’s much easier to hire professionals to provide Sydney painting services and the job will be completed a lot faster. Plus, professional painters save you money in the long term by doing the job correctly the first time and giving you the highest quality results.

When you hire a painter that doesn’t have experience doing a variety of specialised painting work, you end up with an inferior product. When you go with a professional, you don’t have dripping paint or missed spots. You’re also ensured peace of mind, since you know the work has been completed correctly the first time around. When residential and commercial building owners need quality Sydney painting services, they call Summit Coatings. That’s because we’ve been a family business servicing the area for many years and we understand how to do a perfect job from start to finish. Here are some other reasons why it’s beneficial to use professional Sydney painting services.

Professional painters offer warranties on their work

Paint products often come with warranties that protect you if the materials fail early. However, you aren’t protected in the event that any materials were incorrectly used. Inexperienced painters don’t offer warranties on their work in the event that they didn’t prep surfaces or apply products correctly. Professional painters do. That’s why it’s best to go through a professional painter, that will correct any mistakes in a timely manner, before paint fails. When you trust a professional painter, you have their guarantee that your work will be done correctly, otherwise, they’ll do it again at no additional cost to you.

Professional painters protect your investment with their insurance package

Inexperienced painters and people who enjoy DIY projects rarely have insurance that protects your investment. What were to happen if you or your inexperienced painter has an accident on the job? Chances are, you’ll be liable for the damages, whether the accident was your fault or not. To protect yourself, you should choose a professional Sydney painting service. They’ll have the proper insurance to protect your property or your business in the event that a mishap occurs.

Professional painters have experience using the proper materials

Master Painters members have experience using a variety of products and materials from leading brands in Sydney. They know the best tools to use to get the job done and also understand how to apply paint correctly. Inexperienced painters don’t know the time and money saving techniques that cut down on painting time while also insuring quality results. It’s just another reason why you should let professional painters handle your residential, commercial, or strata paint job.

Discuss your painting needs with professional painters in Sydney by contacting Summit Coatings. We’ll explain why we’re the trusted resource for Sydney painting service and commit to completing your paint job successfully.

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