When it’s time to paint your home, you may think you can handle it on your own. You may think it can’t be that hard to get some paint and a brush and do it yourself. Hiring a contractor to do the job may seem expensive. But, before you go off and start your project, it is worth considering the true costs of DIY.

The Cost Difference

Although hiring seems like it would be more expensive. That is not always the case. When it comes to the materials, most homeowners do not already have the paint and equipment they need. Purchasing all the drop cloths, brushes, buckets, rollers, ladders, and more can get expensive. Contractors also typically get better deals on higher quality paint, meaning you will be paying more for cheaper products. For an average DIY job, you can expect to spend anywhere from $500 to $1,000 on supplies.

The Time Factor

It is not uncommon for us to hear about DIY projects that got started, but never finished! Many homeowners under-estimate the time it will take them to complete the project. An experienced painter can complete your job in a fraction of the time.


Lastly, it is no secrete that DIY projects typically end up as lower quality work. Hiring is a good idea in that you want to insure your home gets the proper technique, quality paint, and experience that a professional can provide.  

Although the process of finding, hiring, and managing a contractor can be an added cost. Companies like Home Painter make it easy! We can save you 9 - 12 hours of time on your project by having pre-vetted contractors, online quotes, and a personal operations manager to insure you have a frictionless experience.