Why Hire a Painter?
There are a few reasons one might want to hire a professional painting company, but let’s start with why not first. Here’s a list of reason’s to NOT hire a pro!
If paint is cracking, peeling or blistering; moisture is already getting in. This damaged paint needs to be scraped primed and painted to protect wood from rot. Harder substrates that have been painted also suffer from water damage. Stucco, brick, and concrete begin to break down and form cracks and crevices. The water that gets through can leach into your wood frames and insulation. Critical areas to inspect are windows, doors, door frames close to the ground as well as fascia boards behind your gutters and downspouts. Basically anywhere water can collect and get in behind the paint.
Cracking between trim and ceiling or walls. Generally, this is caused by humidity fluctuation from season to season. We highly recommend monitoring the humidity inside your home. In central Ohio, unregulated humidity can swing wildly as seasons change. 30-50% is generally considered comfortable but long periods at below 30% or above 50% causes wood to shrink or expand respectively. You’ll want to contact a Heating and Air Conditioning professional to help regulate your humidity BEFORE busting out the old caulk gun. You need to humidify during the winter months and dehumidify in summer. We hate to tell you to wait to hire a painter, but this is the best course of action to keep your next paint job looking great for years to come.
Trim or walls have started looking dirty and won’t come clean. If this is happening it’s time to paint. No paint is truly “scrubbable” but you should be able clean up spills and little handprints. A couple of coats of high quality acrylic paint will restore sheen and durability.
Now the question is should you hire a professional. Do these scenarios sound like you?
I value high quality craftsmanship, and I’d rather pay a professional company that has the training, skills, equipment, and experience to meet my needs with far less hassle and frustration than trying to do it myself.