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Painting your home: DIY or hire the pros?


So your four walls are starting to get a little… drab. A fresh coat of paint is in order. Now comes hardest decision, one that has even stumped the greatest of humanity’s poets and philosophers over centuries: To DIY, or not to DIY?


That is the question.


SiXIDES brought in the pros – Alora Paints – to answer it. And here’s their advice.


DIY Painting

Pros


It’s cost-effective. You’re using your own blood, sweat, and, probably, tears to get the job done. You save money because you don’t have to pay anyone but yourself. 


It’s flexible: You answer to only you. You set your own rules and time i.e. work at your own pace 


You’ll find personal satisfaction: It’s near impossible not to feel pride for your own hard work. Don’t be ashamed to pat your own back for it.  


You’ll have full control: All the colours, finishes, and look are all at your fingertips.


Cons


Skill-dependant: Pros have had a lifetime to hone their skills versus your once-in-a-lifetime effort. Don’t be surprised if your work isn’t as well-finished as theirs. 


Limited experience: Again, pros have had the opportunity to learn how to not only work hard, but work smart. You’ll not have the know-how for tackling larger and more complex projects.


Equipment cost: Chances are, you won’t have the equipment at hand – you’ll have to bear the extra cost of buying or renting them. Worse still, after you buy them, you’ll almost never use them again.


Time-sink: Painting eats up your time. All the days you would otherwise spend resting from regular work will be spent figuring out how to paint your home.




Pros

It’s cost-effective. You’re using your own blood, sweat, and, probably, tears to get the job done. You save money because you don’t have to pay anyone but yourself. 


It’s flexible: You answer to only you. You set your own rules and time i.e. work at your own pace 


You’ll find personal satisfaction: It’s near impossible not to feel pride for your own hard work. Don’t be ashamed to pat your own back for it.  


You’ll have full control: All the colours, finishes, and look are all at your fingertips.

Cons

Skill-dependant: Pros have had a lifetime to hone their skills versus your once-in-a-lifetime effort. Don’t be surprised if your work isn’t as well-finished as theirs. 


Limited experience: Again, pros have had the opportunity to learn how to not only work hard, but work smart. You’ll not have the know-how for tackling larger and more complex projects.


Equipment cost: Chances are, you won’t have the equipment at hand – you’ll have to bear the extra cost of buying or renting them. Worse still, after you buy them, you’ll almost never use them again.


Time-sink: Painting eats up your time. All the days you would otherwise spend resting from regular work will be spent figuring out how to paint your home.


Alora Paint says:

DIY is a great idea to save some dollars when your project only involves a small room or just a feature wall. It’s such a great idea that we at Alora Paints have DIY bundles to help you get started – they include all the tools that you need, from rollers to painters’ tape, all tailored to make painting easy. 


Check out this video to see homeowner (@feliseet) in action!


Bigger projects involving larger rooms, or even multiple rooms, is daunting at best. Don’t be shy about calling in the professionals to do those. 


Professional Painting


Pros


Quality-work: The pros have thousands of hours of working experience. Why wouldn’t they be masters at their craft?


Time-saving: Nobody wants to be stuck at work. Pros know how to complete work in half the time, or less, compared to your humble self. 


Warranties: Many professional painters pride themselves on the quality of the work. Most offer warranties on their work to remedy any problems arising from their work. Can you imagine giving yourself a warranty?


Tons of equipment: The professionals don’t just have all the necessary equipment – they also have speciality equipment you’ve never seen before. Needless to say, you won’t be required to rent or buy anything.

Cons


Cost: You’re not just paying for their workmanship – you’re paying for their years of experience and expertise that makes them good at their job.

 

Schedule: Effectively, strangers will be in your house. You may have to work around their schedule and availability. 


Limited control: This is a big maybe – you may have limited control over the overall look of the project. Because the only person who knows exactly what you want is you. 



Pros

Quality-work: The pros have thousands of hours of working experience. Why wouldn’t they be masters at their craft?


Time-saving: Nobody wants to be stuck at work. Pros know how to complete work in half the time, or less, compared to your humble self. 


Warranties: Many professional painters pride themselves on the quality of the work. Most offer warranties on their work to remedy any problems arising from their work. Can you imagine giving yourself a warranty?


Tons of equipment: The professionals don’t just have all the necessary equipment – they also have speciality equipment you’ve never seen before. Needless to say, you won’t be required to rent or buy anything.


Cons

Cost: You’re not just paying for their workmanship – you’re paying for their years of experience and expertise that makes them good at their job.

 

Schedule: Effectively, strangers will be in your house. You may have to work around their schedule and availability. 


Limited control: This is a big maybe – you may have limited control over the overall look of the project. Because the only person who knows exactly what you want is you. 


Alora Paint says:

If you choose to hire the pros, we at Alora Paints don’t just provide good advice – we paint too. Our services include door painting, painting primers, and treating walls for mould and other nasties. 


Our services begin with a free, no-obligation, onsite check of your home. After that, we give you a quote with full transparency – you only pay for what you ask for. No hidden cost. No surprise charges.



Whatever you choose, Alora Paint will help

Whatever the size of your project big or small, and whether your decide to DIY or not, Alora Paints will be there. Because it’s in their tagline – Painting Simplified. 


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