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The Price of Painting Mistakes

There are a lot of do-it-yourself-types in the world and these people are to be admired.  Many don’t have the skills or willpower to make the decision to undergo home renovation projects of any size and therefore make the choice from the beginning to call the experts.  Despite the prowess of practical, hard-working people with good intentions, accidents and slips can still happen.

Consider This, Then Hire a Professional

When it comes to remodeling your home in any way, there are a number of risks to take into account.  A simple, non-dangerous mistake, such as forgetting a step in priming before painting or other errors can cost a lot in trying to make up for what happened.  For several reasons, the following should be kept in mind when diving into a project and potentially falling back on roofing professionals.

The first thought should be on whether or not the tools exist to perform.  For a painting job, it isn’t as simple as a brush and a bucket of paint.  When asked to name some of the other equipment needed for such a project, many would not know, let alone own such items.  Self-guided projects are often undertaken in order to save money, but there are a lot of steps along the way whose price tags may add up unexpectedly.

Another contemplation should be on the choice of paint itself.  Many painting mistakes occur as a result of a lack of knowledge of different types of paint, far beyond a simple choice in color.  Making the decision between “white” and “eggshell white” may be easy, but purchasing a certain finish unintentionally may end up with an appearance that homeowners don’t want and therefore have to either live with or paint over again (sometimes, still incorrectly).

Before applying any kind of paint, there is a lot of prep work to be done.  A professional “…will be able to identify any necessary repair work that needs to be done first (including the presence of wood rot, mildew, and severe peeling on exterior siding, or moisture damage and major imperfections on interior walls).”  An untrained eye would obviously not be able to detect such flaws and, again, would likely face later consequences rather than proceeding easily with the process.

Painting mistakes more often than not come about as a result of inexperience with the actual painting process and using the brushes.  Paint jobs can often end up being spotty, bumpy, or generally uneven if great care isn’t taken to complete the job with smooth strokes and clean brushes.  Paint can also end up elsewhere, spattering other parts of the room and furniture, without proper coverage around the area and on any nearby objects.  For both a clean home and a clean paint job, there is a lot of prep work that needs to be done if someone were to undertake the task alone.

When going into any roofing project you want to work with a professional to not only avoid mistakes, but injury and accidents.  For advice, services, or for a free estimate for your roof, get in touch with Cox Roofing today.

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