Do I Need to Paint or Remodel?

After many homeowners have lived in their house for a while and started to see it break down a bit and wear over time, they often contemplate what would be the best way to fix the damage. They ask themselves whether they should just paint over the walls on the inside and outside of their home or if they need to put in the money for a serious remodel.

Both of these ways can make a house look a lot better, but if the damage is too severe, then the painting will simply be a waste of time. After a while, the paint will chip and peel and not do much good. However, with a remodel, you are looking at a major investment of time and money. You may not be able to commit all that simply to make your house look better. Sometimes people settle for the cheaper option just because they cannot afford the more expensive one. They know it is like putting a band-aid on a gaping wound, and it will only be matter of
time before the painting is not enough, but they feel they don’t have any other choice.

If all you have are some minor cracks on your walls and the biggest problem with how your walls look is the peeling and cracking paint, then you can simply opt for an exterior painting. The work can be completed fairly quickly and give your home a great, new look. Before you decide on your own what the best course of action is though, you should talk to a painting professional. Find out what they have to say after they assess your home with an in-person visit. The assessment may or may not be free. Some companies do provide this service for free, but it is worth
paying a bit of money to get a professional evaluation of your home.

Now that you know what you need to do, you can decide just how much time and money you are willing to put into it. Even after a professional painter tells a homeowner that they need a remodel, many of them will still opt for a repaint only.

That’s fine, but you have to realise that it won’t last very long, and that some of the money you put into the paint will likely go to waste.

You may have your mind set on not doing a remodel, but once you talk to a contractor or two and get some assessments and quotes, you may realise that it is more affordable than you thought. It doesn’t hurt to shop around and see how is offering what for you. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find and you may be convinced to change your mind about the whole thing. Even if you don’t follow your painting professional’s advice, you will benefit from knowing where your house stands and what to expect from it over them coming years.

Painters Dublin are experienced in all types painting, decorating and remodeling. They can be reached on 01 254 8233.