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Here’s a question, you have a new construction home and you want to paint it. You have a bucket full of paint and you have a ladder. You climb to the top of the ladder and then you have a whole lot of paint all over you. You start painting and you notice the paint is too dark or too dark and it’s not even wet. You’re not even sure what caused it.
In a way our painting process has been like this all our lives. We never have the tools to see the problem for what it is. When we got a new construction home, it was very easy to see the problem. We all know it needs a coat of paint, right? So we get that new paint, and then we go on to the next step. We start over. We start again. We keep going. We keep painting. And we keep going. And we keep going.
We have seen the same thing with our cars. We have seen the same thing with our homes. We have seen what’s wrong with the paint. It has never been so hard to see.
This is important for both sides of the fence. When it comes to building a new home, the only real way to make sure it’s done right is to do it yourself. My two years as house painter in Minnesota has taught me that when it comes to painting, you can’t afford to hire the cheapest painters you can find. Painting is one of the most stressful things a contractor in the real estate industry can do. You can’t afford to be cheap.
We have learned this the hard way. In fact, my husband and I recently completed a painting of our new house in Indiana. The day we started, we were like, “Wait a minute, we have to paint over the garage?” And now we have a garage full of paint. We’re working on getting it all dry now.
For any painter, painting is like any other stressful thing. They have to be organized, stay within boundaries, and don’t get frustrated easily. If you paint any other surface in your home, they will be frustrated. I mean, if you have to clean your entire house every time you want to change a coat of paint or scrub a stain, you have no way of knowing you cant afford to hire a cheap painter.
I have only been painting for a few years myself, but I have seen it all. Some people are very good, and some people are very bad at it. I’ve also seen many people use paint that is a bit too bright. It can be cool if you have a super bright yellow in your garage, but it can also be really bright and annoying if you paint over or stain a certain area.
I think that paint companies are very good at doing what they say they will. They try to do what they say, and they do their best to make the paint as uniform as possible. Of course, there are always those cheap painters out there that have no idea what they are doing, and that is absolutely unacceptable, so I think that it is important that you only hire professional painter.