If you are thinking about selling your home, there is a good chance that a few home improvements are in order. Some simple do it yourself projects can go a long way when it comes to attracting buyers and adding value to your home. If you are going to list your home on the market, one of the easiest and most cost-effective things that you can do is to paint the interior of your home. A fresh coat of paint in the majority of your living space can go a long way when it comes to increasing your home value.
How Interior Painting Upgrades your Home Value
When it comes to interior painting, you are going to do better if you have a plan in place. You should not just start painting rooms on impulse. Take your time, look at the project as a marathon, and not a sprint. Make a list of the things that you want to change and any upgrades you would like to make to your home. Talking to a realtor can be beneficial as they will be able to help you come up with a selling plan. A realtor will also provide advice on what type of return you can expect for interior painting rooms in your home. Once you have a plan in place you can start tackling one room at a time. Here are some tips on areas to consider painting as well as good color choices for the best return on your investment.
After you have come up with a selling plan for your home, the next step is to choose the colors of the rooms that you are going to paint. Remember, the first thing a potential buyer is going to see is how dark or light a home is. A home with a fresh coat of paint is more likely to sell than one that has walls in poor condition. One of the best things that you can do when choosing paint colors is to go with a neutral palette.
Neutral colors will make it easier for a potential buyer to imagine themselves living in the house because these colors will go with almost anything. Another reason that neutral colors are so popular is not just because they are warm and inviting, but many buyers want a home that is move-in ready. They do not want to have to paint the home after closing.
It was not too long ago that neutral colors took a backseat. However, they are now back and they are here to stay. Choosing a palette of neutral colors is similar to having that perfect little black dress to wear out. It is also important to remember that neutral does not only mean pearls and beiges. There are many other great neutral colors to consider as well.
Using the right kind of paint can make a small room seem bigger. When you paint your walls it offers a way to transform the space. Using a light color in a small room will make it seem larger. If you have a large room that you want to feel cozier, try using a darker warmer color on the walls. When you stage the house, neutral and lighter colors are going to look better in photographs as they will make the room appear brighter.
When it comes to choosing which rooms to paint, you should prioritize the kitchen, bathrooms, foyers, and entryways. It is a good idea to buy a sample can of the color that you are considering and paint a small area of the wall to see how it will look in the space that you are painting. Observe the lighting in the room and how the color reflects both natural and artificial lighting. This can help you narrow down the color that you want to use in that particular space.
It is also a good idea to consider painting your front door. This is one of the first things that a potential buyer will see. A shade of black is a good color for your front door as this will make your house seem more stately.
Types of Paint
It is important to know that when it comes to interior painting, the type of paint that you choose is essential. There are different sheens and finishes that will impact how easy the walls will be to clean and maintain, and also how well the color will pop. The type of paint that you choose is just as important as the color as it will have a major effect on the room.
For a broad wall, use eggshell or flat paint. Semi-gloss and satin are best for stain resistance and durability. Doors and trims should be done in semi-gloss so that you can easily clean off handprints and dust.
Superb Painting Omaha, NE
At Superb Painting, LLC we start by sanding & vacuuming the trim, crown, or cabinets using a trim brush attachment for our shop vac. Cabinets may require more work removing hardware and laying them flat to spray so that you don’t get any paint runs. We then use a tack cloth to further remove any sanding residue. Next, if the wood was previously stained, we apply an oil-based primer to help keep the stain from bleeding back through the paint. After that, we do a light sanding/scuffing of the primer to make sure the first coat of paint gets good adherence to it.
Then we spray (or could brush) the first coat of trim paint such as Sherwin Williams Pro Classic. After that, there is another light sanding/scuffing of the 1st layer of paint and then the final finish coat is sprayed (or brushed) on for a beautiful finish that lasts! Contact us today for a FREE Estimate.