It may be tempting to do the job yourself. When you do it yourself, you can save so much money, right? Perhaps. But it also depends on how you value your time, stress level, marriage and money. For example, have you ever gotten into a project thinking you could do it yourself, but you ended up creating a bigger mess than if you would have just called a professional in the first place?
Less Work When Hiring A Professional
We believe that when you do what you’re good at, and let other people do what they’re good at, good things happen. We believe your time is valuable, so we think it’s a waste of your time trying to get involved in something that you know very little about to save money on the back end. Too often, people get so over their heads that in the end of the day the job cost them more money than if they would have hired one of the many professional local painting contractors. One of the reasons is that professionals know how to shop, buy in bulk and can be much more efficient than your average Joe or Jane.
Professional Value On Peace Of Mind
Most people only think of money in terms of paper. We also believe that your health is also a commodity. Many people are willing to trade their health for saving a few dollars. However, if you get so stressed out to save some money, and you end up sick and have to see a doctor or worse, isn’t it now more expensive than if you would have hired a professional? Your health is important, and we advise people to look at their own stress level and factor it into the equation. People are usually too focused on the bottom line that they are missing the big picture.
DIY Painting Takes A Lot of Time
Most people don’t consider their time as a valuable commodity, either. If you have to watch over a contractor because they don’t seem to be that effective unless you’re watching, then it prevents you from doing other things that need to get done. When you hire a professional, you can leave him to do the job–and you can do what’s important for you. We believe that’s a great value to look for in a contractor. When you try to do it yourself, you may also be giving away a lot of your time for very little actual savings.
In the end of the day, trying to do a painting job by yourself will probably cost you more than hiring a professional if you consider all the other factors as part of your “costs.” We usually hear from other people that the headache and stress just isn’t worth it. We recommend that you give yourself some well deserved peace and hire a professional for your home painting job.