Planning to repaint your home’s exterior in Ambler, PA? I know, if you’ve already received a number of painting estimates, you must be already wondering ‘What can I possibly do to reduce this cost?’ Well, many times, that doesn’t end well, because some homeowners and DIY painters tend to make some compromises just so that they can keep the cost down. Unfortunately, this often ends up costing even more.
We understand that the cost of repainting your entire home can be a little forbidding if you’re on a tight budget. But you don’t have to give up. In this article, we’re sharing essential tips to help you reduce your cost of interior painting without compromising the quality and durability of the final results. Have a look:
1) Hire a Painting Contractor
Not what you were expecting, right? I know hiring a pro doesn’t sound like a cost-saving move, but in the long run, it actually is. There’re countless things that can possibly go wrong during DIY house painting in Ambler, PA –from falling off the ladder and using the wrong type of paint, to poor surface preparation and painting over wet surfaces.
If you happen to paint over a surface that is not completely dry, for instance, the paint may start peeling and blistering just a month after painting. And that potentially means spending another large amount of money and time repainting your house. Hiring a painting contractor will ensure that everything is done right, the very first time.
2) Buy The Paint Yourself
Painters often come with paint, either from their store reserves or newly purchased from paint stores. Most painters typically add a small markup on the products they buy, probably to compensate for the hassle of making a trip down the store –which is Ok. However, you can choose to skip the painter’s markup on these products by buying them yourself in advance. But, there is a caveat on that.
If you’re not exactly sure of which type of paint you should buy, you may end up purchasing the wrong paint and incurring a major loss instead of saving. So before you buy any paint product, consult with your painter for advice on the best paint and primer to buy depending on your specific situation.
3) Use High-Quality Paint Products
This specifically applies to the paint and the primer. It can be quite tempting to go for bargain paints when trying to keep your painting costs low. However, low-cost, low-quality paints often have fewer color pigments and low-quality binding ingredients. This means you will need more cans of low-cost paint to get the desired coverage.
Additionally, paint adhesion will be significantly poor, which leaves room for premature paint failure. High-quality paints on the other hand, offer better coverage and adhesion, are more durable and easy to work with. So ultimately, you will save more in the long run by using high-quality stains, paints, and primers.
4) Roll And Brush, Don’t Spray
Brushing, and rolling are the two most common methods of painting home interiors. Spray painting, on the other hand, is less popular but tends to offer more uniform coverage and allows you to paint much faster. However, in case you’re tempted to favor spray painting, know that you may use up to x1.5 more paint compared to rolling and brushing. So if you’re keen on keeping your costs low, strike spray painting off your list.
With a little bit of planning and careful consideration of the above tips, you can significantly reduce your cost of interior painting in Ambler, PA. In case you’re looking for professional assistance repainting your home’s interior, Aspen Painting can help.
We offer professional residential painting services in areas of Horsham, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell. Call us today 215-773-8422 for a FREE estimate to get started.
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