How A Cheap Painter Can Screw You Over
1. Not being able to cut straight lines.
There is nothing that shows a bad paint job more than terrible cutting lines. “Cutting in” is the skill of using a brush’s edge to paint the areas that a roller cannot. Cutting in requires edging around areas that should not be painted (hardware, baseboards, etc). If there is one skill that would define a good painter, it would be this one.
There are many DIY tools, such as using masking tape, that are supposed to help with this task.
Reality is, a good painter has the ability to do the cutting in “free hand” and to do it well and fast. We see so many homes that have what we call “Molson Canadian” cutting lines that scream: “horrible paint job.” If the damage to the adjacent not-paint-able areas is not that serious, that can be fixed by a professional painter. Sometimes the damage can be time consuming to fix and thus adds a lot to the job cost. By the way, the Ecopainting Inc. painting proposal guarantees straight and true lines.
2. Not covering your floors properly.
Saving money by hiring cheap painters can end up costing hundreds maybe even thousands of dollars in repairs later on. Protecting floors properly takes time. Training painters on how to cover floors properly also takes time. Professionals are very diligent in covering floors properly. Unfortunately in this case, paints today dry very fast and adhere very well to surfaces. Cleaning paint from hardwood floors, ceramic tiles and grout, even carpet, is extremely time consuming and sometimes impossible.
Also, not protecting your floors from dings/scratches. Sharp tools and objects can easily damage a floor. A professional painter will protect hardwood floors with rosin paper in addition to using drop cloths. Floors can also be damaged by not being careful in moving heavy furniture and appliances. There are certain procedures that Ecopainting uses to protect floors when moving furniture.
3. Not protecting your belongings.
Homeowners have many items of value, be it financial or personal value, that need to be protected. It could be the beautiful artwork that needs to carefully moved away from the painting area. Or the dining room table that needs to be carefully covered. Or maybe the children’s bedroom and play area need to be sealed so that sanding dust doesn’t get in there. This takes care and it takes procedures. A reputable contractor will go out of their way to protect customer property and belongings. In addition, work areas need to be scheduled ahead of time, at least daily, so that homeowners can prepare for moving furniture and belongings in advance.
Saving money by not using a professional painting company is actually very expensive.
Call Ecopainting at 416 733-7767 or request a painting quote. You may find that doing the job properly is not as expensive as you thought, and certainly is a great investment to your home.