Should you hire a painter or DIY?

You’ve made the big decision that you’re ready to paint your home and now you are wondering whether you should “DIY” it, hire a handyman, or pay a qualified painter to do the job.

Matt Banhidi

Matt Banhidi


Matt is the Director of Prestige Paint & Restoration. 


There have been countless times where we have been called in after a well-intentioned person has started the task themselves, only to realise that the work involved is bigger than anticipated and they need to get a professional involved.

There are many reasons why you should consider hiring a professional qualified painter, like Prestige Paint & Restoration to do the work and here are a few of them.


Reasons Why you Should Hire a Painter


Painters understand the work involved

You will find that a qualified painter knows the ins and out of the work entailed and will often give you an estimate of the amount of time the job will take.

This will include the preparation work which is vital to ensuring that the paint sticks. If the preparation work is not done correctly, the paint will peel, crack, bubble up, and flake because it is not sticking to the surface.

A tradesman has the experience and is trained in prep work, ensuring you get value for what you are paying for and that the job is done right the first time.


Painters are trained to identify hazards

Qualified Painters have a trained eye that will be able to identify if your house has lead paint or asbestos which requires further special work to ensure the safety of your family. They also carry insurance that could potentially save you heartache in the long run.

Prestige Paint & Restoration is fully insured and licensed with QBCC giving you the peace of mind that if something happens with your work, we will be able to correct it, or cover the damage with insurance


Painters have all the Tools and Safety equipment

Along with the benefit of experience and appropriate insurances, qualified painters come with a range of tools including safety gear, sanders, cleaning, painting items, and paint.

If you are looking at doing the job yourself it is a big outlay for you to purchase all the required items. By hiring a painter, you will know that they have all the necessary tools and as an added bonus is that they will clean up after they finish.


You will get a Quality Finish

While a Handyman might initially be a cheaper option, you will be paying for the quality of the job given that they do not have the extensive training in the painting industry. Ultimately It could be a decision that costs you more in the long run if the preparation work is not done correctly the first time.

As you can see, there are a multitude of reasons why hiring a professional qualified painter from the outset is beneficial.

Prestige Paint & Restoration will look after you from start to finish and provide a quality end product. If you’re wanting a price on how much it will cost to paint your home, we offer free in-home, no-obligation estimates on projects.

We have you covered

Prestige Paint & Restoration are fully licensed with QBCC and insured for all painting projects. 

We welcome all enquiries, and are pleased to offer free quotes for all work with no obligation to accept them. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.