Repainting: DIY or hire a crew?

Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
Do you do it all yourself or hire it out? If you hire it out, why?
10/09/2012
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Mwar Mwar
I try and recruit friends with food.
10/09/2012
EvilHomer EvilHomer
Depends what I am repainting and how much is being painted.

I hate painting, but I will do the interior myself, exterior is another story, there is a lot more prep work, and without ladders scaffolding and safety gear it is better to hire it out for me.
10/09/2012
Sammi Sammi
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Originally posted by Mwar
I try and recruit friends with food.
Food and beer. Although, no beer till the painting's done - learned a lesson there
10/09/2012
married with children married with children
I do all my own work around my house. I have the tools to do it all, and if I dont I buy them. Alot cheaper then hiring someone, and the work is not that hard if you are good with your hands.
10/09/2012
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I do all my own paint work. I just love breaking out the rollers!!
10/09/2012
meitman meitman
My wife loves to paint. I think she's nuts!
10/09/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I have yet to hire someone to paint for me, it is fairly easy to do and I save a ton of money to spend on more improvements.
10/09/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by Sammi
Food and beer. Although, no beer till the painting's done - learned a lesson there
Also, do any edge taping before the slave labor arrives. Free-labor is notoriously bad at straight edges.
10/09/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Do it myself or with family/friends. With the right tools, it's not too hard
10/10/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I'd have a blast painting it myself, why hire someone to have all the fun for me? xD
Nah...I'd grab myself a brush and roller and go to town with all sorts of pretty colored paint. ^_^
10/10/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by meitman
My wife loves to paint. I think she's nuts!
For real, painting is so grueling and for a perfectionist like me...gah, the anxiety!!!!
10/10/2012
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