Home renovations can be a pricey business. But, as any good homeowner knows, a fresh coat of paint can add instant life to your shutters, your living room, or your front door. So, is it worth it to hire a professional for the job? There are a few things that you've got to keep in mind before you start the painting process. First of all – a room uses about 2 gallons of paint to cover. Depending on whether or not you're picking flat, semi-gloss, or high-gloss, gallons can cost anywhere from $30 to $60. You'll also need to allot for a paint primer, which will make the room's new look a lot smoother. Painting a whole room – or a whole house – can be very time consuming, though. So, should you leave it to the professionals? Check out these tips from our friends at Coinage to see if it's worth trying to DIY your home.

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