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Grab a brush or pay a professional? Pro's and Con's to DIY

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

PRO's

1. You can learn a new skill

These days with Youtube filled with tutorials on every possible skill/life hack going you can quickly pick up some knowledge about decorating for free and use your own home as a guinea pig - Practice makes perfect!


2. You don't have to let strangers into your home

If you're anything like me, house proud and time poor your home is never clean and tidy enough for your own standards and the thought of bringing people into your home for a few days is stressful! This way, only you have to look at the mess left over from the weekend.


3. It might save you money

This is probably the biggest reason people choose the DIY route, why pay someone else when you can do it yourself?


CON's


1. It could cost you more than you think

You just have to buy the paint right? Not quite. Maybe you already own protective sheeting, ladders, dust sheets, the right paintbrushes, kettles, fillers etc. Even buying the paint alone can be a bit of a minefield if you don't know what you are buying.


2. You have to actually "Do It Yourself"

You deserve a break, do you really want to spend your weekends and evenings decorating? let someone else do it. It's easier.


3. You have to compromise on finish

The fact is, you're not a decorator. You wont have years of experience and knowledge on how to provide a great, long lasting finish. There's more to the process then slapping some paint on the wall, preparation is key, and this is time consuming and requires a professional eye.


Conclusion

Above are some of the key pro's and con's to grabbing a brush yourself rather than paying for a professional. Not everyone has the same budget, and not everyone has the same expectations of finish. Remember quotes are free, it doesn't hurt to ask how much it would be for a professional to complete your project for you - and save you trouble!

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