Maybe this is a silly question, but DH and I are in a disagreement. We just moved into a house and are on a shoe-string budget at the moment while we pay off moving costs and some new furniture. We are really happy with the house - except for a tiny thing. I'd like to paint my office and DS's room. Adding a bit of color would make a huge difference.
I've painted some rooms in the past, and just assumed I would just do it myself. DH, on the other hand, says that it would be cheaper to get someone else to do it, since we don't have any equipment ourselves. He says we could just hire someone who would do a good job and we wouldn't waste money or time or effort, and we would actually save money because they would already have equipment and it takes less money to spray a room than to roll the paint on, etc. (And they'd likely do a nicer job, ahum.)
My argument was that if we hired a PRO who already had equipment, their rates wouldn't be that cheap. If we hired some random handyman guy to do it, he probably wouldn't have the equipment, either, he'd just do the labor, so we wouldn't be saving money.
And I know it depends on area, but what can I expect as far as costs? They're average sized bedrooms, some windows, some closets. Nothing terribly fancy, although they do have trim, and carpet on the floors. And DS wants a deeper color for his room which would likely take more than one coat of paint (although I'm not sure what to look for as far as brands go. Do I go with cheap brand or more high quality to need less coats? Argh...)