Deciding When It’s the Right Time to Paint

Deciding When It’s the Right Time to Paint

How do you know when it is the right time to paint?

A few quick reasons come to mind:

  • You notice peeling on the exterior of your home (peeling leads to wood rot)
  • You notice gaps in the wood on the exterior of your home (gaps lead to peeling)
  • You are tired of the bland look of your stucco (You want to love your home, not put up with it)
  • You just feel like making a change and you have the ability to! (See 3 above)
  • You had a water leak and your ceilings are damaged or discoloured
  • You are doing renovations anyway
  • You have fingerprints or damage all over the walls
  • You want to get max re-sale value for your home
  • You want to present your business storefront like the professional you are

These are just A FEW of the reasons.

Hiring people to perform service is a great thing! Think about it. Someone who is an expert at what they do, comes to you, since you need services performed. You can then exchange money to have your problem solved. It’s a beautiful thing!

So how do you know when the time is right? First of all, you have to see value in hiring someone. Read our blog on “DIY vs. Contractor” so you are certain hiring someone is best for you.

The biggest way to know if the time is right for you is if you can say “YES” to the following:

  1. Do you know what exactly you want to get painted?
    Nothing is more frustrating than bringing an estimator to your home and being ambiguous about what you want. Pick an area you want work done and tell yourself why it’s a good idea.
  2. Do you know what you can afford to spend on the project?
    This goes with 1) above. If you know exactly what you want to get worked on, the estimates will tell you HOW MUCH of that project you can do. Either way, it would be awesome to already mentally commit to parting with that budgeted amount ahead of time.
  3. You have committed to the work mentally.
    Once you have mentally committed that the money will be spent this year, regardless of who you pick to do the work, you are ready to call contractors in to do estimates.

Give yourself an honest assessment. Do you know what exactly you want worked on? Even if you’re 75% sure, an estimator’s job is to help you plan and execute the project so you don’t have to have it all figured out, but a great idea of your scope of work is best.

Do you know your budget? Have you mentally committed to spending the money?

If you think it’s the right time to paint for your project, give us a call today! We would love to get this thing rolling with you!

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