To paint or not to paint...that is the question.

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Okay look, we have been painting our new house for a few days now. What started off as a kinda fun project has turned into hell of freaking earth!
There's mistakes and streaks and blah blah blah!!!!
It's driving me nuts! The touch ups alone take all day!
So my question is this, would you paint your home yourself or hire someone to do it for you?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I could paint my whole house by myself no problem.
44  (71%)
F' that! I would hire some one to do it for me!
11  (18%)
I would just ask my Magical Unicorn to do it for me! WHEEEEEE! Unicorns!
6  (10%)
My Llama hates paint fumes! He would go all crazy and smash up my new Ikea furniture! can't be having that now can we!!! NOOOO!
1  (2%)
Total votes: 62
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- Kira - - Kira -
No way in hell would I paint a house. That sounds like a royal pain. Hire someone all the way.
11/25/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Painting is a pain in the but. I would hire someone to to it for me. I used to help people do this long time ago. I sure did not have fun especially when it has to be done a certain way so you don't get streaks or mistakes. Try to look into a company who would not rob you blind.
11/25/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I don't particularly enjoy painting, but I'll do it.
11/25/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
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Originally posted by - Kira -
No way in hell would I paint a house. That sounds like a royal pain. Hire someone all the way.
I'm going to post a picture here soon because it's f'n crazy! The molding, the base boards, the walls. The f'n paint wasn't matched right at Lowes, so now we have to go back and get the right match, if they don't f it up again. I painted "kill me now" on the wall, and the shit bleed through the over coat! I need some whiskey!
11/25/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I'm going to post a picture here soon because it's f'n crazy! The molding, the base boards, the walls. The f'n paint wasn't matched right at Lowes, so now we have to go back and get the right match, if they don't f it up ... More
LOL!!! You should keep the "kill me now" on there. That would be hilarious.
11/25/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I'm going to post a picture here soon because it's f'n crazy! The molding, the base boards, the walls. The f'n paint wasn't matched right at Lowes, so now we have to go back and get the right match, if they don't f it up ... More
Lmfao I have to see that. Damn you sound heated right about now. That is a hot mess you got going on there it sounds like.
11/25/2012
Kissy Kissy
We paint inside all the time. Outside I wouldn't do. Is your paint old? Not mixing it well enough?
11/25/2012
Winifred Winifred
The unicorn for sure!
11/25/2012
Harpina is gone Harpina is gone
If it was a room or two, I would do it myself. If it was the entire house, I'd hire someone to do it for me (plus it would get done faster).
11/25/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
We could do it ourselves, but I don't know that we would. It depends on how much time we had.
11/25/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I could paint my own house.
11/25/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I'm voting for the unicorn... however, I think if it was a team effort and you had several people helping, it wouldn't be AS MUCH of a pain in the ass.
11/25/2012
puglove puglove
I hire someone for any job that I want done perfect.
11/25/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
I would paint it
11/25/2012
married with children married with children
I have painted alot of houses in my life time. When I purchased our house, I also went out and purchased a paint sprayer to paint the house. Not on of those hand held units, I picked out a nice $500 sprayer. I resided my house and painted it, but did not like the sheen we had picked out and repainted it again in a shinier sheen. I have also painted my dads house and helped a few friends with their houses.

It cost too much to hire someone to do a job that you can do your self. And for those of you that think hiring someone will result in a perfect job, it does not. I can go to any house and pick apart the job and point out things that were done wrong.

Hang in there Ron, you will get her done.
11/25/2012
Kitka Kitka
I could and would most likely paint my own house. As long as you invest in the right materials/tools to get it done it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Unless of course those folks at the paint store f*up the mix, that's just down right ridiculous but one of those things that happens from time to time.

Keep at it Ron! Perseverance is key
11/25/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I would get tons of friends to come over and help me paint, sort of like a painting party!
11/25/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
Are we talking inside the house or out? Either way I would get friends together and throw a BBQ afterwards!
11/25/2012
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
Done it a few times and it is no fun. Best of luck!
11/25/2012
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
I love the cost savings of painting myself but every time I do it halfway through I wish I would have just hired someone.
11/25/2012
edeneve edeneve
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I'm going to post a picture here soon because it's f'n crazy! The molding, the base boards, the walls. The f'n paint wasn't matched right at Lowes, so now we have to go back and get the right match, if they don't f it up ... More
ahhh, I think you need more than whiskey.
11/25/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
i would rather clean stables all day than paint for 15 minutes
11/25/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
We've always painted ourselves. Why pay extra money when you don't have to?
11/25/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I like painting so I'd probably have a lot of fun painting a house. =)
11/25/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
gotta take your time , if you get in a hurry it will get to be a real job
11/25/2012
koola1d88 koola1d88
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
Okay look, we have been painting our new house for a few days now. What started off as a kinda fun project has turned into hell of freaking earth!
There's mistakes and streaks and blah blah blah!!!!
It's driving me nuts! The touch ups ... More
at this point if i were you i'd hire someone to finish the job.
11/25/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
Okay look, we have been painting our new house for a few days now. What started off as a kinda fun project has turned into hell of freaking earth!
There's mistakes and streaks and blah blah blah!!!!
It's driving me nuts! The touch ups ... More
Are you talking about inside or outside??? If it is outside, you may have adhesion problems. If inside, your prep work may be bad, or you are just not using a good paint or the right applicator. Some jobs call for a cheap "chip brush" and others for expensive horse hair. Some jobs need a roller and others a sprayer. Have you checked with a real paint store (not a big box store...but a paint store) for advice? You may be making life far more difficult then it needs to be. If all else fails, if you can afford a painter, they will come in and whip out the job in short order...it's what they do. Just use a recommended paint contractor in your area...with references.
11/25/2012
MrsHouseWife MrsHouseWife
My husband and I are planning on paint our house, inside and out after Christmas and I am rerally looking forward to it
11/25/2012
no longer here no longer here
Have we mentioned we are Scottish???? They don't come much cheaper. While Mr HATES painting, he hates spending money even more...we are actually in the very long process of painting our house a room at a time...hang in there.
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