The average home needs a new coat of exterior paint every 7 to 10 years but primarily it depends on where you live. Homes located in coastal regions often require more frequent painting than their inland counterparts, since they are more exposed to the natural elements such as the sun, sand and salty breezes. These components can shorten the time between paint projects to 5 years.
There are many things to keep in mind when it comes to painting your home such as what products and tools to use, when is the best time for your paint project and what preparation will need to be done beforehand. And sometimes you’ll get conflicting information on the internet or from your family and friends. This is why it’s better to use professionals to handle your painting project for you.
While it is completely possible to do it yourself, there are skills needed to execute a successful paint job. Additionally, it will take much longer since you’ll be painting in your free time and when mother nature permits. So if you are committed to spending your weekends painting for the next month or so, I say go ahead and DIY away.
If you’d rather spend your time relaxing and don’t have the patience for lengthy painting projects, hiring painters Pretoria is your best bet. Not only will it speed up the process, you’re guaranteed to be satisfied with the end result.
Too many homeowners consider DIY because they think it will save them money when in fact it won’t. You will have to invest in proper equipment and tools which painting contractors already own. And going for cheap paint instead of quality will only mean you’ll have to repaint sooner than you realise.
The only thing that won’t be cheaper is the labour involved unless of course, you do such a bad job that you have to hire professional painters, like Sipenda, to fix it.
With more than 30 years experience in the construction industry, owner Herman du Raan opened the doors of Sipenda Paint Contractors in 2012. They offer painting and damp proofing services to the commercial, industrial and domestic sectors. If you’re looking for experienced and reliable painters in Pretoria or Johannesburg, Sipenda is the contractor to hire.