Are YOU afraid to paint your home?

Survey shows that majority of Americans are scared of house painting

Recently, WOW 1 DAY! Painting partnered with Wakefield Research to find out what concerns Americans had when it came to getting their home painted. 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults from the ages of 18 to 64 were polled and here are their top 3 concerns:

Prep – 1 in 3 Americans say it’s “too much of a pain” to do prep work before painting, such as cleaning and sanding walls, taping, covering furniture with drop sheets, etc.

Money – A quarter of Americans are concerned painting “will cost too much.” This is a surprising concern given that painting is one of the cheapest renovations you can do. This is perhaps indicative that the economy hasn’t recovered enough yet for homeowners to increase their home improvement budgets.

Time – 1 in 5 Americans said that painting would take too long, causing a prolonged disruption to their homes. This is a fair concern given that most painting projects can stretch out for days if not weeks regardless if it’s DIY or a hired painting company.

Overall, the majority of those surveyed had at least one concern when it came to getting their home painted and surprisingly enough, the majority was even higher among those adults polled who were between the ages of 18 and 34.

The price of a professional paint job shouldn’t keep you from making a color change, if you do your homework. A tip that can save you some money – ask painters to give you free estimates so you know your options. Also, don’t hire a painter who won’t put it in writing.

The benefits of painting your home far outweigh the costs of getting it done and if you ever decide to sell; at the very minimum you’ll recoup your investment if not more.

And then there’s time and prep. Painting your home can be time-consuming and hard work when done right. Asking friends and family for help is one way to make the experience shorter (hopefully) and more fun! (again, hopefully).

Ultimately, if painting is just something you don’t want to deal with, I may know a company that can paint a home in a day