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5 Reasons Home Depot Paint and an Inexperienced Painter Aren’t the Right Choice for Your Office Makeover

Updated: Apr 4

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Do your employees seem to be in a slump? On a related note, when was the last time you painted the walls in your office? If you used generic paint from Home Depot or Lowe’s, it’s probably time for a touch-up.

Productivity begins with the space itself. Your workers deserve a well-designed environment that motivates them. But painting can be such a hassle—is the downtime and distraction of a fresh paint job worth it? It is when you hire the pros.

Here, we’re sharing five reasons you should invest in a professional team over amateurs with sub-par paints. Spoiler: you’re going to save a lot of time and money.

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1. The Pitfalls of Store-Bought Paints

The paint at a big-box home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowe’s may have an alluring price tag, but it doesn’t live up to its promises. Your office renovations deserve better for several reasons.

First up, the quality. Retail paints are the fast food of the painting world: quick, cheap, and ultimately unsatisfying. Crafted from budget-friendly materials, these paints often lack the quality and durability needed for the daily hustle and bustle of an office setting.

The lack of quality paint means you’ll need more of it. Paint from the shelf doesn’t have the opacity that you find with professional-grade paints. You’ll need at least three coats to get the same coverage that a higher-quality paint gives you in two. That means you spend more money on more cans of paint. It’s a classic case of false economy.

What’s more, store-bought paints just don’t hold up. Because they’re less durable, your office walls will be more prone to damage. In addition, low-sheen paints from the local home improvement store might crumble under even the gentlest cleansers.

In the short term, that bargain paint might seem like a steal. But remember, you get what you pay for. Opting for store-bought paint could lead to a case of déjà vu, as you find yourself reaching for the roller twice as often as you would with a higher-quality alternative.

2. The Value of Choosing Quality Paint

On the other hand, you have trade-quality or professional-grade paint. These paints are made differently than your typical Home Depot paint, and the benefits speak for themselves.

Quality Paint Matters

Quality paint is a marathon runner, outlasting its store-bought counterparts with ease. It’s resilient against wear and tear, so you can say goodbye to premature fading and hello to walls that stand the test of time.

It’s also more durable for daily cleansing. Get some scuff marks from office chairs? A light scrubbing will have your walls looking good as new.

But quality paint isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair. When you choose trade-quality paints, you get a product that’s designed to bond with specific surfaces. This ensures a finish that exudes excellence.

Coverage Is King

Where paint from Home Depot requires coat after coat to get any semblance of the right shade, professional-grade paint will give you vibrant hues in less time. The formulas used to make higher-quality paints guarantee an optimum finish. It’s also easier to apply, and the color will last longer.

Such deep and long-lasting coverage means you can wait five or even 10 years for your next paint job. You also get more coverage in less time. That’s less of an interruption to your business and reduced stress for you and your workers.

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3. The Home Depot Conundrum: One-Size-Fits-All Paint vs. Personalized Solutions

For a polished and enduring office makeover, generic Home Depot paint simply won't cut it. The quality of paint, coupled with less-than-ideal renovation services from big-box stores, fails to deliver the superior finish your professional space deserves.

From the nuanced choice of colors to the intricacies of paint finish and texture, a more personalized touch is essential for an office space that radiates individuality and professionalism. Whether it’s color selection, paint finish, or creative elements like texture, the pros collaborate with you to identify the best options for your unique space.

Their expertise goes beyond paint types to the most up-to-date insights and relevant advice on tools and technology. This ensures a completed painting project at an elevated level of excellence.

For instance, our Procoat Athens process exemplifies this personalized approach. We treat your office’s unique situation with the care it deserves, from the initial project consultation to the triumphant completion.

4. Inexperience Comes at a Cost: The Risks of Amateur Painters

If you get trade-grade paint, don’t ruin it by hiring a team of amateurs. Inexperienced painters simply can’t navigate the intricate world of paint, from choosing the right hues to understanding the nuances of various brands.

And even if you hand them a can of quality paint, they might be stumped by proper surface preparation and primers. Don’t risk a poor paint job by hiring cheap.

Commercial painting demands a distinct skill set, involving paint safety and the management of industry-specific concerns. The pros are tuned into the pulse of the painting industry. We know the new trends and techniques, from texture application to paint tints.

Achieving professional results requires more than a brush and paint from Lowe’s or Home Depot. It demands the seasoned expertise that only the pros can bring to your office makeover.

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5. Procoat: Expert Touch for Professional Office Transformations

Efficiency, quality, and trusted advice—that’s what you can count on when you work with the pros. Enter Procoat Athens, a trusted professional painting company that transforms your space efficiently and ensures a superior outcome.

We work on your time and can manage tight deadlines with ease. Our process minimizes downtime and inconvenience for your office. This efficiency quickly sharpens the look of your office.

Procoat’s commitment to a quality paint job also guarantees longevity. So, you reduce the need for frequent touch-ups and save money in the long run.

The design of your office speaks volumes about your business. Don’t trust just anyone with your paint job.

Kindness Beyond Borders: One Random Act of Kindness From Around the World

Even if you live somewhere sunny, this story of a man volunteering to help shovel snow is simply heartwarming! After a significant snowfall in Comox, British Columbia, JD Ludlow took to the streets to help.

As a certified bus driver, he drove a bus of volunteers around the city to shovel driveways and sidewalks. We don’t get much more than a flurry here in Athens, but we feel inspired by this man’s leadership and generosity for his community.

Ditch Home Depot Paint for the Professionals

Okay, why did the bank robber wash his clothes before escaping the scene? He wanted to make a clean getaway!

Speaking of which, it’s time for you to make a clean break from Home Depot and other big-box store paint. Instead, opt for a professional paint job that will last. Your walls, workers, and wallet will thank you.

When you’re ready to breathe new life into your office space, give us a call.

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