Spring is just around that corner so if you're thinking of putting your house on the market now is the time to get ready and one of the easiest ways to freshen everything is paint.
How do you ensure you’ll get the selling price you want for your home in a buyer’s market? Now is not the time to install those granite countertops you’ve been dreaming of because you probably won’t get your money back. To get the best price you can without breaking the bank, grab a roller or hire a painter. Paint is the tried-and-true, budget home improvement that realtors recommend.
What Do Buyers Notice?
Pay special attention to the areas that potential buyers will see first. On the front facade or even just the area around the front door, scrape and repaint any peeling or flaking areas to improve that all-important first impression. Be sure to repair any damage, nail holes or cracks, and choose an eggshell or a matte paint finish to take the focus off any imperfections.
If the paint is still in good condition, a light pressure wash will brighten it up and welcome visitors.
If your front door is purple or your wallpaper saw Nixon impeached, now is the time to go for cream, white or beige. Some realtors even recommend repainting the whole interior in off-white to provide a clean slate. It might not be your style, but the more neutral your home’s colour palette, the more possibilities a buyer will see there, and that’s where your work will pay off.
Compliments oF Bob Villa.com
- PREP THE SURFACE!! Scrape, sand, patch, and fill every hole, crack, dent and imperfection
- TINT THE PRIMER - mix a small amout of top coat paint into the primer to enhance the top coat finish
- USE CANVAS DROP CLOTHS instead of plastic - they fold easily around corners, absorb drips and are reusable
- USE EXTENSION POLES - the soft non slip grip kind with rigid metal cores are easier to control
- OVERNIGHT STORAGE - simply brush or roll off the excess paint, then tightly wrap them in plastic food wrap. If necessary, double up the plastic to seal out any air, then place the wrapped brushes and roller sleeves in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. This might sound crazy, but it works—it'll keep the paint from drying overnight and rendering your equipment unusable.
OR HIRE A PAINTER AND GET THE JOB DONE WITHOUT ANY HASSLE!