DIY paint? 3 things to consider

Painting is easy, right?

Not exactly. While many folks think they can save a few bucks on their renovation project by completing the paint stage themselves, the truth is that paint is the one step in the project that highlights the beauty of all the other work. Here are a few reasons why you should leave it to the pros:

  • There is no mistaking a professional sharp paint line.

Professional painters have been in the industry for years and therefore have years of perfecting their practice. The lines between white surfaces (ceiling, trim) and the coloured walls need to be straight and sharp in order to make the project really sparkle and look professional.

  • The painting stage is much more than just paint on a wall.

The painting stage is much more than just putting colour on the wall. Painters will fill and sand areas requiring touch ups. They fill all nail holes in trim and base and ensure all trim and base are properly caulked to the wall for a seamless look. Doors, base and trim are sprayed rather than rolled to ensure even coverage without unsightly roller marks.

  • It takes a lot longer than you think.

There are usually four stages of paint in the average home improvement project: prime, first coat and trim, final coat, and touch-ups. On average, each of these takes one to two days with three painters hard at work each day. If you are doing it yourself, you will need to prepare for your project end date to be postponed.

Consider Krawchuk Construction Inc. for your Saskatoon and area professional painting needs. We are ready and equipped to make your renovation project shine! Let our team of painters put the finishing touches on your commercial or residential renovation. We hope to hear from you!