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The quickest renovation any homeowner can do is paint the walls. New colour throughout, or brightly featured wall can make the house feel new in no time. It's a great renovation for a relatively new inexperienced handyman, although of course there are always things you can do to make the work look cleaner, neater and more professional. As a painter I have a lot of easy hints and short cuts, that can help you to get best finish for the least effort. If you don't want to do the job yourself, professional painters have the commercial painting tools to make the job look fantastic, so you can always call one.

Why A Professional Contractor Should Handle Any Home Repainting Job

Painting is not a job that is as easy as it seems. There is much more to painting a home, whether that's the interior or exterior, than many homeowners realize. Having a professional contractor handle this work for you will mean a paint job that looks better and that lasts longer. Note why that is and why it's best to always have a professional handle your repainting work.

1. Surface prep

Prepping the surface may be the most important part of the actual paint job, as a poorly prepared surface will not hold paint properly and may cause it to bubble and peel. If you don't clean a surface properly, you might also wind up painting right over dust and dirt, and these can show through the paint. Each surface needs a different type of prep work done: smoother surfaces may need to be roughed up so they can hold the paint, whereas very rough surfaces may need some smoothing so that no bumps show through the paint. A contractor will know how to evaluate and then prep each surface for the best results.

2. Choosing the right tools

When you walk into a home improvement or paint supply store, you may see more paintbrushes and other tools used for painting than you imagined were available. This is because each type of paint and each type of surface requires a different type of brush and roller. For example, uneven surfaces such as a brick fireplace will need a very fuzzy roller so that the paint gets into all those cracks and crevices. However, using a fuzzy roller on a flat surface will result in an uneven or overly thick coat of paint.

A professional painting contractor will know the right tools to use according to the type of paint and to the type of surface. This will ensure you don't waste money on the wrong brushes and tools and need to repaint surfaces because of poor results.

3. Your safety

When painting inside or outside your home, you may need to be on a ladder or scaffolding. This can be very dangerous for a homeowner who isn't accustomed to working on a ladder; a fall can result in serious injury and even a fatality. Ladders and scaffolding become even more difficult to work with when you need to bring with you buckets of paint and brushes and reach over and around to get every surface. For your own safety, it's good to have a professional handle any type of painting that requires you to be elevated.

For more information, contact a business such as COLOUR CRAFT QLD PTY LTD.