Interior and Exterior Paint can Add Value to Your Home

When selling, you want your house to look its best. A fresh coat of interior and exterior paint is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to add value to your home.

Interior Paint Adds Value to Your Home

Scratched, marked walls and outdated colours can make your home look tired. Freshly painted rooms instantly improve the atmosphere of your home, making it appear new, modern and clean.

When choosing a colour, it’s best to opt for neutrals, particularly in bedrooms and living spaces. Remember, you want to appeal to as many people as possible; not everyone loves a bright red wall! Light colours can also help you home appear open, light and bigger than it really is.

When inspecting a home, people generally want to see modern bathrooms and kitchens. So, if your budget doesn’t allow you to repaint your entire home, focus on these rooms.

Alternatively, you could touch up your current paint job. You might have old cans of paint lying around in the same colour as your walls. Use this to remove scratches and stains, and to touch up doors, window frames and skirting boards.

Exterior Paint Adds Value to Your Home

First impressions count, and the exterior of your home is the first thing a potential buyer will see. Peeling, blistered, dirty paint won’t impress.

Once again, go for neutral shades that suit the environment and style of your home. Adding an accent colour on deck railings, the front door, window frames etc. can add visual interest and character to your property.

As well as a fresh coat of paint, ensure the exterior of your home is free of visible signs of damage. Replace panels on weatherboard homes; sand and repaint blistered areas; fill in gaps with mortar on brick homes. Attention to detail can make your home look new without major (and costly) renovations.

DIY or Professional Painters?

So, should you give it a go yourself, or hire a professional painter?

  • DIY interior and exterior painting will save you some money, but not time. You will need to buy paints, brushes, rollers, trays, dropcovers and maybe hire scaffolding. You will also need to have the time available to devote a concerted effort. If you’re selling your house, you want the painting finished at least a couple of days before your first inspection so that paint is well dry and odours have gone.
  • Using a professional painting service like Kraudelt Painting may cost a little more, but we have experience, skills and equipment to get it done faster and to a higher quality finish than you will be able to achieve if you do it yourself.

If your selling your home and want to repaint the interior or exterior, give us a call on 07 3829 5735 – we’ll be delighted to pop over, inspect your property and give you a detailed quote. Or, send us an email, and we’ll get back to you promptly.

About Louise Kraudelt

We’re a family business and we get a real buzz out of transforming with paint. We can make the old new again. We can change character and mood with colours and textures and we can add capital value to your property. We can enhance and preserve walls, ceilings, floors, doors, decks, windows, ironwork and furniture. It’s rewarding and satisfying work and we love it. Both of us are qualified painters, and we’re lucky to have a fantastic crew of cheerful, experienced and highly skilled painters as our team. Whilst we always have fun when we’re working, quality and service comes first. We operate to our own set of high standards and use inspections and checklists as part of our process to maintain quality control and ensure nothing is overlooked or forgotten.

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