When to DIY

Last summer, when I was trying to get the cost of building my home down, I told my builder I could paint myself therefore saving thousands.

I’ve now spent the last three weeks painting. My shoulders are sore, I have a bruise on my shin from repeatedly hitting the ladder, and I’m wondering what happened to July. A friend asked me if it was worth it.

Yes and No.

I’m glad I saved the money, have some pride in the work I accomplished, and learned a lot along the way.

But I also wonder how much better it would look had a professional done it. How much money my time invested cost me, and how many nights I will spend with my ice pack on my neck.

People sometimes ask me if they can just do videos for themselves
–  and my answer is always “Maybe”.

It depends on your knowledge or desire to learn, how much time you want to invest, and what you are trying to accomplish.

If you do DIY I hope that our tips are helpful. And when you or someone you know decides it’s time to call in the professionals I hope you will give us a call or referral.