About every 10 years, homes need a fresh coat of paint. Fresh paint protects your home from the elements, makes it look better, and allows you to enjoy it more. You know your home needs to be painted, which leads to the question, “Should you paint your home yourself or leave it to the professionals?” Find out in this ultimate cheat sheet for Portland house painting.

Portland House Painting: Should You Do It Yourself?

There are several factors to consider when wondering if you should paint your own home. Doing so would save you money on hiring a professional. It would allow you to enjoy those rare sunny days in Portland. You can also feel pride every time you look at your house knowing you did the whole job yourself. There is, of course, another side to this coin.

Time Savings

While you may save money by painting your house by yourself, what else could you be doing with that time? Could you be unwinding after a long day at the office with a glass of wine? Could you be shooting pool with your buddies? How long the project will take depends largely on the size of your home, but it could take a few weeks to paint your entire house in your spare time. Do you really want to spend a few hours a day for several weeks painting when you could be doing something else?


Professional painters spend a great deal of their time standing on tall ladders. How do you feel about heights? Could you lean out of your bedroom window or stand on your roof to finish that last bit of painting that needs to be done? While 90% of painting is fairly straightforward, it takes a special kind of person to knock out the final 10% and finish the job. Furthermore, professional painters are trained on how to use a ladder safely and experienced enough to know when they have reached an unsafe level of fatigue.


Anyone can apply paint to a wall. But not everyone can make it look good. Homeowners hire professional painters because they know how to make paint look good every time, can get to those hard-to-reach places, and know the most important parts of your home that need to be painted. Would you even notice the small gaps above your door or beneath the side paneling? Painting these often unnoticed areas protect your home from dangerous mold, unwanted critters, water damage, and more.


Let’s say you can spend eight hours a day re-painting your home, you know you can make it look good, and you know how to protect your home from damage. Professional teams have three to four people working on your home at once. There may be only one to two professionals sent out for final touches, but for the most part, you will have an entire team of people working on your home.

Rather than working for a month to be in a freshly painted home, you can spend one to two weeks taking care of more important tasks with the peace of mind that the job is being done professionally and quickly.

We Are Pros and Can Do It Faster

There is no doubt that painting your own home is incredibly rewarding and will save you money. However, professionals can do it faster, safer, and with an expert level of quality while you have the time to enjoy whatever it is that’s important to you. Are you ready to turn your vision into reality with Portland house painting by ProFleet NW? If so, contact us today. We are renowned for our experience, professionalism, and customer service in the greater Portland, OR and Southern Washington area.