Kiwis are renowned for their DIY spirit, embodying the number 8 wire legend. We’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in, which holds when painting our homes.

While DIY projects can be satisfying, it’s essential to consider the pros and cons before deciding whether to take on a painting project yourself or hire professionals like Bowden Paints to do the job for you.


DIY Painting Pros

Cost Savings

One of the main reasons homeowners choose to paint their homes themselves is to save money. However, the actual cost savings can be debated, as there are factors to consider, such as equipment, materials, and potential mistakes that may require additional expenses.

Sense of Accomplishment

Painting your own home can provide a sense of accomplishment. It lets you put your personal touch on your living space and create a sense of ownership.




Painting can be a time-consuming task, especially if you need more experience. It may require dedicating your weekends or even taking time off from work to complete the project. Time is a valuable resource that cannot be regained once spent.

Potential for Mistakes

With proper training and experience, mistakes are likely to occur during the painting process. Fixing these errors can be time consuming, frustrating and may incur additional expenses. Moreover, imperfections that only you notice may persist, causing dissatisfaction.

Risk of Abandonment

It’s not uncommon for DIY painters to start a project enthusiastically, only to find their motivation waning as the project progresses. Life’s demands, fatigue, or other factors may cause the project to be abandoned, to complete it “when there’s time…”

Lack of Professional Finish

Most DIYers can achieve a satisfactory finish, but it may not match the level of polish that professionals with training and years of experience can deliver. Professional painters have the skills to ensure high-quality and refined results.

When considering whether to paint your home yourself or hire professionals, weigh the value of time and quality against potential cost savings.

If you prefer to avoid weeks of clutter and the lingering smell of paint, and if you desire a professional finish for a cost-effective price, it’s worth consulting Bowden Paints. 

They can provide expert painting services that meet your needs and ensure your home receives the attention to detail it deserves. Choose wisely and transform your space with confidence.  Contact Bowdens today for a consultation and let their expertise bring your vision to life. Visit their website at for more information.