Why Painting Services in Honolulu are Cheaper than DIY Projects

by | Mar 3, 2017 | Construction and Maintenance

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Many homeowners attempt to complete do-it-yourself (DIY) painting projects. Those who want a new challenge or need something to do on the weekend will not be disappointed. Those who are planning to save money by doing the work themselves may end up spending more money than anticipated. To avoid that situation, take the time to add up all the costs of the project and compare them to free estimates for experienced painting services in Honolulu. Professionals will have all the equipment needed for the job and can utilize a wide variety of painting products to suit any budget. Homeowners may be surprised that professional services can often require less money and time overall.

Look at the costs first. The total cost of the paint will vary depending on the quality, the color selected, and the condition of the exterior. Cheap paint is less costly initially but will require more coats. It is also more likely to peel, crack, and fade sooner than a high-quality option. It is always more cost-effective to go with better paint. It does not have to be the most expensive on the market, but it should not be the cheapest. If going from a dark color to a light color, plan on more primer or paint for complete coverage. Include the cost of ladders, tarps for the bushes, brushes for the trim, safety glasses, rollers and trays, and a spray painter, if desired.

Figure out how much time the project will take. Be sure to overestimate that aspect because the project is never as easy as it may seem. Do not forget that surfaces will have to be prepared before painting begins. That includes power washing, sanding, and making any minor repairs to boards or window trim. The materials needed for preparation were probably not included in the costs, so go back and add those to the calculations. What began as an inexpensive weekend project has now cost a small fortune and will now take at least two weekends. Rather than spend more money and time on the project, contact us for a free estimate on Painting Services in Honolulu. The task will be completed faster at a lower cost than the total of most DIY painting projects.

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