When you are looking at getting some painting done in the house (or outside of the house if it’s an exterior painting that you’re looking to have done) you may think having a professional painting contractor (like Peek Brothers Painting) help you get the work done in a timely manner with professional looking results.
A question that will sometimes arise is if your professional painting contractor should be the one to supply the paint for the paintwork, or if you should buy the paint for them to use — the better choice to make is to have your painting contractor supply the paint.
Though you might think that it’s a good idea for you to be the one to supply the paint for your painting project, it’s pretty much always a better idea for your professional painting contractor to do this — and we will explain the reasons why in this article.
The first thing that you should realize about your average painting professional is that they’re going to have better access to purchasing paint than the average home painter.
The reason that this is the case is that professional painters get paint significantly more often and as such are more in tune with paint networks, and so will be able to find a wider variety of paint.
All of this adds up to the professional painting contractor getting a more appropriate sort of paint for your home painting project.
While of course, you are going to be the person who is going to know what color looks best in your mind, there are few people like professional painting contractors who are going to be able to translate what you imagine to real life paint better than a professional painting contractor.
Having spent years in the field seeing many colors in theory (on paint cards) as well as in practice (taking the time to paint people’s homes will do that for you) they can suggest a particular color for your exact painting need.
Depending on where you are painting (interior versus exterior, different places in the home, etc.) there are quite a number of paints that are going to be appropriate for your paintwork.
Though of course you can do your own due diligence and find out an appropriate paint for your particular paint job, a professional painting contractor is going to be able to better assess what paint will be good based on their years of experience painting.
There are many painting calculators out there that will be able to tell you with some margin of error how much paint is going to be necessary for painting that particular painting project.
A professional painting contractor, having painted as many interior and exterior spaces as they have, will be able to take a set of measurements of a space being painted and tell based on those measurements how much paint is going to be needed.
Lastly, a really good reason that you should think about having your professional painting contractor be the one that will supply the paint is because of the pricing that they will get (as opposed to the pricing that the standard homeowner would be able to get.)
A painting contractor purchases paint for many of their painting projects and so will have the strength as it were of purchasing larger quantities of paint — think of it as going to the supermarket to buy a dozen eggs versus going to a warehouse store and buying ten dozen eggs!