It is time to repaint your business’ building, and you have two choices in front of you: should I hire a professional painting contractor or do it myself? While some enjoy DIYing a painting project, it can be highly beneficial to leave the painting to the experts, especially when painting a commercial building. Painting an entire building can be a large and daunting task that not everyone is going to want to take on, and since you want your building to make a good impression, it might be more worthwhile to consider hiring a professional. In this article, we will look at the pros and cons of hiring a professional painting contractor or DIYing the job.

The Timeline

When you DIY the paint job, it can take a week or two to get the entire building painted, depending on the size and how much free time you have available to devote to it. Since you are juggling running your business with painting, it can make it take much longer than it ordinarily would. Letting the project get dragged out over time can only increase your stress about getting the project finished. You might have good intentions by choosing to DIY the project, but between running a business and your personal life, things can come up that will slow you down or delay the project.

If you hire a professional painting contractor instead, they can get the painting done in half the time that you can DIYing it. You also will not need to worry about life getting in the way of the painting since it is not just you doing the painting on your own. Having a professional painting contractor paint your commercial building also ensures that you have a polished finished product that uses high-quality materials.

The Quality of Painting

Many people think that a coat of paint is a coat of paint, but that is not necessarily the case. There is skill in painting different things. Painting interior walls vs. exterior walls, stucco vs. wood walls vs. drywall, and even kitchen cabinets requires a different skill set. Do you know how to paint the walls without getting paint on the ceilings? What about keeping paint off the walls when you are painting the ceiling?

It takes a lot more work and skill than you may think to get a building painted. Since this is for your business, you do not want the building to have obvious mistakes in the paint job.

A professional painting contractor knows exactly what they need to do to complete a job and to ensure it looks professional and there are not any sloppy-looking mistakes. They also know how to correct any mistakes they may make.

DIY Doesn’t Come with a Warranty

You DIY your building’s paint job and think it looks pretty good and has saved you some money. But three months later, the paint in some of the rooms is starting to peel. You now need to determine what went wrong with your painting so you can redo it and fix it all up.

When you hire a professional painting contractor, you know that not only will you get the quality of work, but you will have the peace of mind knowing that if anything like that happens with the paint in your building, the company can come back and fix it. The warranty alone is a good reason to consider hiring a professional painting contractor to complete your commercial building’s painting project.

How much does it cost to hire a painting contractor vs. DIY painting?

A can of paint is pretty cheap to buy, but those cheap cans of paint are usually not the greatest quality. You get what you pay for. Getting high-quality paint can be expensive, especially if you are painting the entire building, inside and out. It can also be hard to figure out how much paint you need to buy, so people often either buy too much, wasting money, or they do not buy enough and have to go back to get more. A professional painter knows how much paint they should need for the job, so you will not need to worry about that.

When you think of the price of painting a building, the first thing that comes to mind is the price of a can of paint. However, there is a lot more to it than just buying the paint. You also need ladders to reach the high points, multiple types of brushes, rollers, blue tape, masking tape, a tape measurer, extension poles, drop cloths, tarps, paint trays, a tray liner, scrapers, putty, sandpaper, caulking guns, and spackle. The price tag overall is often about the same as it would have been if you hired a professional painting contractor instead of DIYing it.

Additionally, since you are painting your commercial building, you may have to close while painting, which will cost you money in the long run. Even if you do not close, you might have to devote more time to that than other aspects of the business, and it can still end up costing you more than you saved by DIYing your paint job.

Reduce the Stress

A lot more goes into a painting project for a commercial building in the San Francisco Bay Area than just putting some paint on the walls. Since you are running your own business, you have enough on your plate without worrying about painting your office building. The stress of an ongoing DIY project the size of repainting your building can be enough of a hassle to make you change your mind. Instead, consider hiring a professional painting contractor to complete the job for you.

Magnum Drywall has an expert team of painters that can complete your Bay Area commercial building painting project in a timely manner and make it stand out. If you are considering hiring professional painters, contact Magnum Drywall today to discuss your project and get started!