A fresh coat of paint can give your home a new lease on life but, if it’s not done properly, it can do quite the opposite. Painting the exterior of a home is a big job that requires a level of skill and the correct equipment. Here are all the reasons why you should hire a painting specialist for property here in Queensland.
Any Queenslander will tell you that our weather is particularly warm for most of the year, and being out in the sun for hours on end can be relentless, especially if you are not accustomed to working in those kinds of conditions. To paint the exterior of a home, you are required to work at a height. If you become fatigued and dehydrated, this can be dangerous. Not only that, but it is also labour intensive and not something that can be completed in a weekend unless your house is tiny of course.
Ensures your Paint Job Lasts
The paint used on the exterior of a home needs to be able to withstand the harsh conditions that it is exposed to. Queensland is called the “sunshine state” for a reason. Extreme heat and UV rays commonly bear down on homes daily, and the paint used needs to be resistant to this. Not preparing the home and painting it correctly can see you ending up with an inferior finish. This can make the home look worse than when you began.
They Know how to Get the best Result
One of the many benefits of hiring a professional painter is they know exactly how to paint on a variety of surfaces to give you the best result. There is no guessing and hoping for the best, it’s done right the first time which can save you money and time not having to re-do IT or hire a painter to fix it.
The Home Will be Prepared Properly
Many make the mistake of painting without preparing the area first. The exterior should be thoroughly cleaned and free from dirt and organic matter such as mould and moss. Any areas of damage need to be seen to and repaired before they are painted over. Painting specialists come across these kinds of problems every day and will know exactly what needs to be done to get your home ready for painting.
They Have all the Necessary Equipment
To paint a house, you need more than just a paintbrush. Professional painters have everything required to complete the job from start to finish with ease. Some equipment that is commonly used for painting exteriors is pressure cleaners, power brushes, paint sprayers, ladders, scaffolding, power sanders, and various rollers, brushes, and drops cloths. Often people will outlay all this money for the equipment, and it doesn’t get used again. It can be quite expensive when you add it all up. Plus, it is one thing to have all the equipment, but you need to know how to use it properly to get the result you are after. If you have no prior painting experience, it can take a bit of time to master the technique needed when using them.
A Painter Can Give you Professional Advice
You may have an idea of what you think will look good for your home, but reputable painters are a wealth of knowledge and can offer helpful advice on what they think will work well given your ideas and what has worked well on houses like yours. If you don’t know what colour to paint your home and you’re looking at putting it on the market, a painter can tell you what the most popular colour combinations are. This can increase your chances of receiving a sale price you are happy with. Choosing the wrong colour combinations can devalue your home, so if you are unsure it’s always best to consult with a professional.
Rather than devoting all your weekends indefinitely to painting the house out in the heat, you can enjoy your spare time doing whatever you please while the painting is taken care of for you. Most DIYer’s start a big project like painting the house full of enthusiasm only to get halfway through and regret their decision due to the amount of work that is involved. Rushing it may see you end up with a poor finish. If you do manage to get through the painting, you then have to contend with the clean-up.
Painting an old Queenslander
Queensland is famously recognised for its Queenslander homes, and many people have this type of property. They differ from other types of houses as they are usually constructed using timber, and many feature intricate details. They typically have steep iron roofs and are built up off the ground and perched on posts. While they are iconic, they can be more work to paint. If you are going to paint it yourself, make sure you do your research first to prevent damaging the timber.
Investing in a professional painter is easier, quicker and can add significant value to your home. While they do cost more than doing it yourself, the stress of not having to worry about the finish or which products to use is a worthwhile investment for many. Here at MDC Specialists, we specialise in all things painting and decorating and would love to help you transform your home. Contact us today for more information.