Painting Contractors in Seattle, WA
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Seattle Home Painters
Seattle home painters aren't exactly Rembrandts, but much more expertise and craft goes into house painting than most homeowners realize. Quality jobs always take into account the climate and even the time of year and time of day to apply the paint. Of course, this information isn't under lock and key and much of it is common knowledge. Even homeowners who know nothing about house painting, for example, will paint their homes during the summer in Seattle. The exact mixture, brand, and treatments for paint will also determine the lifetime of the paint. If you're unsure about whether you want to hire the pros, or are looking for advice about selecting your contractor, these quick-hitting facts and testimonials will help you during the selection process once you've asked HomeAdvisor to refer professional house painters to your project.
Many people wonder what the virtue could be of hiring a house painter for a project they can so clearly do on their own. If cost is a big concern, you probably do want to take up your own brush, but scheduling, convenience, and quality are all factors that can benefit from farming the job out to the pros.
Here's what one Seattle homeowner, who usually does his own painting, told us about his project: "If you need to paint a whole house in a specific time frame, bite the bullet and hire a pro. But if you're not doing ceilings and can do one room at a time spread out over a long time, you can save a lot of money doing it yourself. You need pros for ceilings because an amateur will leave roller lines. A careful amateur can avoid those lines on walls but ceilings are harder."
The same applies to exterior house painting, only more so. Some homeowners may lack the mobility and equipment to paint the outside of their home. If they can, it may take a considerably longer time period. And forget about the idea of quality being just about brush strokes and cleanliness. Type of paint and application are critical to create a paint job that will survive even a single rainy season. In fact, the rain alone can be enough to cause a homeowner to hire the professionals. In Seattle, exterior house painting must take place during the beautiful summertime. Why should you sacrifice a week of this precious time? Is it really worth the money you save? Do you really know enough about paint and the rain to give yourself a quality paint job?
Here's what another Seattle homeowner said about her exterior painting project: "With the help of our painting contractor, we evaluated which paint to use. We used the most expensive product because of its warranty and testing. We have a south-facing water view home and needed a paint that can withstand the brutal elements. The fact that this particular paint was used to paint a lighthouse convinced us of its durability."
Cost of Hiring Seattle Home Painters
Sticker shock is common for homeowners who have never dealt with professional painters before. The average cost of interior house painting is about $2,000. Exterior painting is closer to $3,000. These projects, though, are whole house projects; smaller projects or single rooms can be done for just a couple hundred dollars. Keep in mind that this cost includes all the supplies you would normally have to buy yourself. The same homeowner who decided to use "the most expensive product" ended up paying $9,000 for his project so you can see where the size of the job and the quality of the paint will cause the cost to vary. Plus, you need to do your homework: Get at least three estimates to ensure quality and competitive rates. Not just one, but several Seattle homeowners told us that estimates from different companies weren't even close to one another. Be sure to clearly communicate what you expect from choosing paint colors to post-job clean up. Most homeowners look for a company that attempts to balance cost and quality.
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