This is the question?
Let's be honest, life pulls us in a thousand directions, and that's just in one day. Todays world is so demanding. Our kids, our spouses, our meal times, and our deadlines. Unless we've recently just purchased our dream home, painting is low on our list of priorities. When we make a decision to leap, we always consider doing it ourselves. Then we remember back to the time when we gave DIY a shot. You remember the outcome don't you? Was it great? And did you enjoy it?
My advice, if you enjoy painting and feel you have a knack for it, then go for it. To those of you who don't enjoy it, or simply don't have the time, let the pros take care of it. If you carefully choose a house painter who understands your needs, you may be surprised how affordable it can be.
Let's be honest there's probably better ways you could be spending your precious vacation time... Beach or Painting?!?!