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Saving Money on Your Paint Projects
There are many reasons that people began interior and exterior home
painting projects. They may be trying to sell their home faster, improve its
curb appeal, restore and extend its life, at some personality to their home,
or simply to beautify it. Regardless of the reason, we all love to save money
when possible. The tips below will help you to do that.
The first tip is to paint more often. I regularly maintaining the painting in your
home, you help keep the surfaces protected, thus avoiding costly repairs.
Homeowners typically wait too long before they paint the exterior of their
home, believing that it saves the money. This ends up causing major paint
deterioration, water damage, mold and mildew, dry rot, and wood cracks.
These are all expensive to fix. Allowing these problems to occur will increase
the amount of labor needed, thus increasing the price.
The next tip is to use the best paint. The primary purpose for painting your
home is to protect it from the elements. The beauty it brings is just a bonus.
Buying cheap paint is just wasting money since it does not protect your home
well. This also applies when you are hiring a painting contractor. You do not
want to hire one that will cut corners and leave you with a subpar job.
Schedule your home painting projects for the slower seasons. Winter is a great
time to paint the inside of your home. The early spring and fall are wonderful
times for painting the exterior of your home. This is especially true if you’re
hiring a contractor. They generally lower their rates and run promotions during
the slow seasons. If you plan your projects ahead of time and are flexible, you
will be able to find a good deal most times.
Most people tend to spread their projects for painting their home, the interior
and exterior, throughout the year. They will do one room then a few months
later come back and do another room or somewhere else around the home.
This may seem to be helpful in saving money initially, but if you do it all within
the same period, you can often get a discount on your paint and/or from the
contractor. If your contractor can save money on setting up and tearing down,
and on gas, they will generally pass on some of the savings to you. If you are
using a contractor, you can also recommend them to family and friends to
receive a referral fee. By doing all your painting at one time, you can also
any times get a discount on your paint purchase.
If you’re hiring a contractor to paint your home, you can also help to save
money by moving your own furniture and wall decorations before they get
there. This will cut down on the labor costs, thus reducing how much money
Use these tips for your next home painting project to save money.