There are many reasons to hire a professional to paint your home or office. Besides being more time efficient hiring painting contractors ensures your project meets health codes, is properly prepped and cleaned up, and provides a professional finish.
Before deciding to "do it yourself" or hire the cheapest painter in the phone book, there are several factors that suggest the lowest price may not be the best investment.
Safety - Painting can be hazardous work, whether it's working on a ladder, dealing with solvents and dust or disposing of hazardous materials.
Health - If your building / home was finished before 1978, it was most likely painted with a lead-based paint (this can cause serious health effects when it is scraped or sanded in preparation for repainting.) A professional contractor will take appropriate steps to protect you and safety work environment. Always ask for EPA painting contractor certificate. Hiring a professional painting contractor means that you don't have to worry about these problems or future issues.