What do North Lanarkshire painters do?
Painters are the professionals responsible for preparing, maintaining and decorating the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and structures by applying paint and other products such as varnishes and primers. For this purpose, they use a myriad of tools and equipment such as brushes, rollers, sprayers, brushes, paint trays, among others.
They usually work autonomously, but can also be part of a construction company. Note that painters are also required to paint furniture.
For the sake of perfectionism, one can hire a specific painter for each job. Painters can be categorised into three groups:
Construction painters: they are, as their name implies, who are dedicated to painting the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings. There are construction painters who work in residential projects and others who focus especially on large-scale works. In addition to applying paint, construction painters have to prepare the surface if it has structural damage (cracks, moisture, etc. ) or is uneven.
Maintenance Painters: These painters are required to touch up and maintain previously painted surfaces. Maintenance does not imply that the surfaces have to be primed regardless of their condition. It can only go through washing and cleaning the walls.
Artisan painters : are painters who apply decorative techniques to the walls. When, for example, the client devises a hand-painted image, they should hire a painter who has the aptitude and talent to do so.
Changing the colour of one or more walls is one of the easiest ways to change the atmosphere of a room. Taken by the enthusiasm of giving the house a new élan, it is not uncommon for people to roll up their sleeves and paint the walls themselves. While it is cheaper to dispense with hiring a painter - at least in the short term - and it is rewarding to look at a job we have done alone, there are many advantages to hiring a professional.
Among them, we would highlight the following:
Quality: Quality is undoubtedly the main advantage inherent in hiring a painter. Painters prepare walls, know which paints are best for each material and room, apply finishes, and can advise clients on their choice of colours.
Efficiency: Experience, coupled with the knowledge and tools required, enable painters to complete their work well and quickly. When it comes to large-scale work such as painting the whole house, it becomes even more pertinent to hire professionals otherwise, the work will drag on for too long, causing embarrassment in the daily routine.
Time: Time and efficiency go hand in hand. For example, to paint a living room, there are a number of things to do: move and secure furniture, cover the floor with plastics, newspapers or cloths, tape all the baseboards, corners and sockets, go shopping to buy the paints and tools, and so on. A task that at first seems to take an afternoon may take two or three days and not complete perfectly.
Equipment: To get a remarkable job, it is important to have the necessary equipment, which is expensive. A professional doesn't just bring paint, rollers and brushes to the job site. It also has stairs, sandpaper, safety equipment - such as a helmet, goggles, mask - primers, solvents, among many other things.
The price for hiring a painter can of course vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the service or the size of the area to be painted. If, moreover, the customer asks for detailed work (such as drawing a floral pattern, for example) or the walls need to be repaired, the larger the amount to pay. Travel costs will also be taken into account. For this reason, it is advisable to hire locally whenever possible. That said, we strongly recommend that you always ask for more than one budget to compare prices.