I have always wanted an older house because of the character they have. I love some of the old architectural details in something that was built 50 years ago, compared to now. So, I decided to buy a 1950s house. I thought a lot of the work would be easy, but I found quickly that I’m not so good at some very basic things. For example, I needed to hire a painter in Bergen County NJ because I could not even seem to do a good job with painting.
I had a chance to look over some of the things that needed to be done when I did a “walk-through” with my real estate agent. I frantically scribbled down some of the things I wanted to carry out myself. I also wrote down things that I knew that I would need help with from someone who knows what they are doing. I had no idea that painting would fall into the latter group.
After picking out the colors that I wanted to use, I got to work. My painting lines were not clean. There is a lot of caulking around my shower and tub unit in the bathroom. I found that I had to paint the caulk, but it looked horrible afterward. It made it look like a room in a cheap hotel. I also struggled with getting a clean line where each of the four walls met the ceiling. Next, I tried to tackle the bathroom door, and you could see brush strokes all over the door. My old doors suddenly looked very cheap.
I immediately called in a pro painter to talk price. With it being as affordable as it is, I hired him immediately. It took me 2 days to cause the mess that I did on one small room. Yet he had two rooms done in a matter of one day.