Professional Painter

October 2, 2017

When is it Time to Hire a Professional Painter?

There are people out there who will tell you that you don't need a professional painter to take care of your home when you want to renovate. The thing is that, no matter how good you are at DIY, professionals exist for a reason.

A professional painter can give you results far better than you could. And sometimes that professional touch can make or break a home sale.

In this post, we will find out why hiring a professional painter is always better and in which cases you should consider hiring one. ]


Believe it or not, preparation is the key when it comes to painting either a tiny wall or an entire house. You may have purchased all the quality paints and equipment to get down and dirty, but prep work matters. And it matters a lot.

In fact, if preparation is not done perfectly, the result will never be how you imagined it and the surface might look dirty, full of spots, and cheap. This is something that would never happen with a professional painter.

Each surface has its own needs. Someone who has been doing this job for years is capable of knowing how to scrap each wall, fix all the errors and prepare the surface so the materials will adhere properly.


If you walk into a store, the seller will most likely try to promote the high-quality equipment the business offers. And that's totally fine. To be honest, going for high-quality tools will only make the end result look much better.

However, a professional painter not only knows how to work with them properly but also has bought them in advance and they will not charge you for using them. Isn't buying scaffolding you will only use once a waste of money?


As we said above, each surface has its own needs. Respectively, each surface has its own products it should work with. A professional painter knows everything about them.

Is it wood, concrete, a plain wall? Depending on the surface you want to paint, the pro will choose from a product list to achieve the best possible outcome.

If you went to a store to get these products on your own, you would end up buying the most expensive ones after the seller's encouragement. And expensive doesn't always mean better.


A pro, nevertheless, knows his or her job. If you wanted to do your taxes properly, you would hire an experienced accountant. Now that you want to paint a wall, why would you do it on your own?

Sure, there is no problem with experimenting but if you want high-quality, you should pay for high-quality. It's just simple maths. After all, we call the professionals because they are good at what they do.

Sophisticated Techniques

Painting a wall is not always as simple as spreading color paint on a flat surface. Sometimes, you want some advanced techniques that you've seen on a Pinterest board or an Instagram feed.

These techniques are not easy to DIY.

Trompe l'oeil, distressing, stenciling... These are some methods an average person does not know how to achieve. On the other hand, a professional painter is trained to do all this stuff that you don't even know how to pronounce.

If a sophisticated result is your goal, hiring a pro sounds totally wise.

Damage Control

Sometimes obstacles get in the way and the outcome is just not always that great. How many times have you painted a surface only to find out that it has become splotchy after it dried?

This can happen with a professional painter too --they are not gods. However, they will be able to fix the damage without repainting the whole wall. Pros know how to work with problematic spots. They don't just hide them behind another coat of paint.

Work That Lasts

When you decide to go for a project, we are sure you want it to last. Who wants to do the same stuff over and over again and not just get done with them after the first time.

Right preparation and high-quality work only pros can attain will only make your walls a piece of decoration that will last for many, many years.

A Professional Painter Saves Time

The truth is that DIY costs less in money. It costs more in time, though. A professional will get the job done faster and it will leave you all the time you need for your everyday life without worrying about painting a single spot on your own.

However, you want to make sure you have provided your painter with all the necessary guidelines to go for the result you have in mind. Let them know about the colors you have chosen and the techniques you want them to use. After all, good communication is always required.

Mess After Painting? No Problem!

Whether you have had your place painted before or not, you know how messy things can get. A freshly painted space is usually filled with marks of color on the floor, wrapped up furniture and maybe some dust and dirt all over.

With a professional painter, you don't have to worry about after-painting cleaning. They will do it for you and you will be glad that you actually saved so much time and energy.


Not all people are able to do all the tasks they are assigned with. Sure, there are talented self-taught crafters out there who have evolved their DIY skills so much that painting a wall is just a piece of cake for them.

However, an average person who also has to cope with the difficulties everyday life comes with cannot be an expert neither can find time to become one. Although hiring a painter can cost money, not doing it might cost you more eventually!

Just think about the advantages and the disadvantages. Whether it is an office or a home, a challenging or a tiny project, we are here to help. Contact us now and schedule a free-of-charge project evaluation or estimate!

The Author | Melissa Petrusse
Melissa Petrusse, President, Petrusse-Norris Painting - Licensed Painting/Decorating Contractor and Color-Expert. Please feel free to reach out to Melissa with any painting project questions, as she is happy to be of service. Simply fill out the Contact Form found on our Contact Page, as Melissa personally receives each request. View More Post from Melissa Petrusse