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PROFESSIONAL PAINTER OR “JACK” FROM CRAIGSLIST?

Sometimes you need a professional painter and sometimes all you need is "Jack" from Craigslist. This article will help you make the right decision.

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER OR “JACK” FROM CRAIGSLIST?

SHOULD I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL OR SOMEONE FROM CRAIGSLIST?

Welcome back to our blog! Unless you’re a billionaire, you’re probably always on the lookout for new ways to save money and we understand. As a professional painting and pressure cleaning company, we’re well aware that nobody “wants” to pay professional prices but they always seem to want a professional job. While our commercial and residential painting company does our best to keep our prices affordable, we’re aware that sometimes the cost of a paint job can be pricey. The price might seem high for a task that many people assume they could hire an inexperienced person for. I mean anybody can paint, right?…Wrong. We absolutely recommend calling the pros for most paint jobs.

Today, we’re going to play a game called “Professional Painter or a “Jack-of-All-Trades” from Craigslist?”. We will call him “Jack”. In each scenario we will name a situation, and you have to answer whether this job should be assigned to a pro or an inexperienced person from the internet. Let’s begin!

SCENARIO 1 : THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR BUSINESS’S BUILDING

ANSWER: THE PROS

Seriously? You’re a business owner, an entrepreneur! Hire the professional exterior painters for this job. The paint job on the outside of your business says a lot about your company and a shoddy job could dissuade future customers from entering your establishment.

SCENARIO 2 : YOUR SENIOR ART PROJECT

ANSWER: “JACK” FROM CRAIGSLIST

It’s your fault that you waited until the last minute to complete a watercolor painting of a cracked mug, not ours. And trust us, submitting a painting to your pretentious art professor is not something we’re interested in doing. However, for $15, the kid from Craigslist would probably love to!

SCENARIO 3: A NEW PAINT JOB FOR THE INSIDE OF YOUR HOME

ANSWER: THE PROS

There are two reasons why we recommend choosing the professional painters for interior painting. First, the quality of the paint job inside your home can drastically change the aesthetic. As the foundation of how your home, it’s important that the paint is clean, smooth, and even. Second, painting the interior of home usually involves having to use ladders and other professional tools. If “Jack-of-all-Trades” from Craigslist” happens to fall or injure themselves, you’re liable. Carolina Painting and Pressure Cleaning, on the other hand, is licensed and insured for these accidents.

Scenario 4: A birdhouse you built with dad

ANSWER: “JACK” FROM CRAIGSLIST

While we’re happy to help you paint a house meant for humans, we’re probably going to pass on the birdhouse. Call “Jack” from Craigslist, though. I’m sure he would be more than happy to help!

If you need professional painters for a professional job, please call Carolina Painting and Pressure Cleaning. Our team will be more than happy to help you with any reasonable job, while our friend from Craigslist could probably fill in the gaps! Thanks!

SCENARIO 5: YOU NEED TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME

ANSWER: THE PROS

While everyone owns a pressure washer and there are new pressure washing companies popping up everywhere, you should always use a professional wash company like Carolina Painting and Pressure Cleaning. Unlike “Jack”, we know all the reasons and differences between a high-pressure wash, soft wash, and washing with heat. We don’t damage areas we wash, we don’t damage double pane glass seals, we don’t leave stripes and circles all over your vinyl siding, and we don’t blast your paint off the home causing you to now need a paint job.

Unfortunately, with the easy pressure washer purchasing provided at all the big box stores, we go behind these “new” businesses and empowered homeowners to try a fix what they either could not do properly or something they have damaged. If you have a pressure washing machine already, stick to concrete and brick only. Leave the rest for soft washing by a professional.

 will be more than happy to help you with any reasonable job, while our friend from Craigslist could probably fill in the gaps! Thanks!

SCENARIO 6: PAINT THE SWING SET

ANSWER: “JACK” FROM CRAIGSLIST

While we all want our kid’s swing set to be the talk of the neighborhood, we don’t need a professional painting company to do the painting. All the paint that “Jack” gets on the grass will grow and be mowed out after a few good cuts and all will be right at the family BBQ and the swing set will be the talk of the town. This is perfect for your budget and “Jack” will be the right choice most of the time.

SCENARIO 7: YOU NEED TO PRESSURE WASH YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

ANSWER: THE PROS

While everyone owns a pressure washer and there are new pressure washing companies popping up everywhere, you should always use a professional wash company like Carolina Painting and Pressure Cleaning. Unlike “Jack”, we know all the reasons and differences between a high-pressure wash, soft wash, and washing with heat. We don’t damage areas we wash, we don’t damage double pane glass seals, we don’t leave stripes and circles all over your vinyl siding, and we don’t blast your paint off the home causing you to now need a paint job.

Unfortunately, with the easy pressure washer purchasing provided at all the big box stores, we go behind these “new” businesses and empowered homeowners to try a fix what they either could not do properly or something they have damaged. If you have a pressure washing machine already, stick to concrete and brick only. Leave the rest for soft washing by a professional.

 will be more than happy to help you with any reasonable job, while our friend from Craigslist could probably fill in the gaps! Thanks!

Final Conclusion: Everyone has a Place

Carolina Painting and Pressure Cleaning are THE PROS. We will be more than happy to help you with any job where you want professional painting results with little risk. We don’t do yard work, haul scrap, or build swing sets and that is where our friend “Jack” from Craigslist could probably fill in the gaps! Thanks!

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