A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in any part of your home, especially when it’s time to sell it. Thanks to the power of paint, you can change the color style and add protection that any potential buyer would love. The expertise of local painters can help you through the process of choosing the right colors, shades, and finishes. Here are some benefits of painting your home before listing it.
1. Indoor Air Quality
When a buyer steps through your door to view your home, you want them to feel comfortable. The last thing you want is for them to start coughing or feel like they’re breathing in air that isn’t properly filtered. A fresh coat of interior paint can help improve your indoor air quality by reducing the presence of volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs. These VOCs may be released from your flooring, furniture, decor, or other equipment. When local painters use air-purifying paint, it traps these volatile compounds and prevents them from escaping into the air.
If it’s been a while since you had an interior paint job, dirt or mildew may have been trapped on it. Paint on your kitchen walls may have also had food-related stains. With a new paint job in your home, you can get rid of these elements that can create smells that can linger throughout your home.
2. Curb Appeal
You must think about curb appeal as you list your home. Curb appeal refers to the overall aesthetic power of your exterior property. So that can include your landscape, roofing, garage, and your exterior paint job. Regardless of how much work you put into your interior design, people see what’s outside first. So if your home is looking unsightly due to a run-down paint job, improve that so you don’t scare off a potential buyer. Remember, your home isn’t the only one on the market. There may be other homes in your same neighborhood for sale. Don’t make it easier for your neighbor to steal a potential buyer by not investing in interior paintwork.
3. Resale Value
Just making a home investment you can’t lose by hiring local painters for their expertise. According to Bob Vila, your interior paint work can have an ROI as high as 107%. For most Americans, their home is their largest and most expensive asset. So making the right upgrades, whether you’re living there for a long time or about to put it on the market, can ensure that you build home equity. Plus, you have to think about what your local appraiser will look at before you put your home on the market. Quality paint work can go a long way in making sure these factors result in a positive outcome. That way, when you invest in exterior and interior paint services, you can have a greater chance of making a significant profit upon a resale.
4. Cover Imperfections
If you’ve lived in your home for a number of years, you likely have some imperfections on your walls. Those imperfections may be both inside and outside the home. If you have children or pets, they’re likely to have some fingerprints or scratches somewhere on your interior surfaces. If you’ve ever had to move furniture around your space, they can also create dents or scratches on your paint job. If your home has ever suffered from humidity, that can also result in paint beginning to fade or peel. Do you enjoy cooking or entertaining in your luxury kitchen? You may not have noticed some signs of food splatter on areas of those kitchen walls. Luckily, local painters can cover up any imperfection, ranging from stains to dents to cracks to nail holes, and have your walls looking smooth again.
Paint isn’t just there to have pretty color. Professional paintwork goes a long way in protecting your surfaces inside and outside the home. Your home exterior is exposed to the elements. Whether you live in a seasonal place that has harsh winters or an arid climate that’s hot year-round, there is ongoing damage that your exterior can suffer from. Exterior paint protects your home siding from not only the ravages of weathering but also from invasive insects like termites, ants, and beetles. In other words, that paint creates a strong first layer of fortification that protects the siding from cracking. As long as you’re siding is protected, your home is less likely to have insulation problems or exposure to interior moisture. What home buyer wouldn’t look forward to having a home that appears to be well protected and fortified from the outside to the inside.
If you’ve lived in your home for a while, it may be time to update the style to where it’s more suitable to others. Maybe you have a unique home taste that other buyers don’t. For example, maybe you had a hot pink wall and very bold trimmings that show off your personality. If your color trends are too avant-garde, you may want to play it safe and have walls repainted in a more neutral tone.
7. Highlight Features
Maybe you have a beautiful home where you want to highlight certain standout features. Did you finally install awnings over your window exterior? Local painters can paint your awnings to match the rest of your home trimming. What about your deck? Exterior painters can also stain or paint your deck to accommodate your overall house design. How about your kitchen cabinets? If your cabinets are still in good condition but need a refreshment. Local painters may also supply cabinet painting services to bring new life to those kitchen features.
8. Trendy Colors
Are you aware of what the current trendy home colors are? According to IBISWorld, there are 318,271 people employed in the house painting and decorating contractors industry in the U.S. as of 2023. With so many professionals available, you have enough access to expertise to advise you on the right colors to choose. Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert in color theory, complementary colors, or home design. Painters have enough training to work with paint and color to give you the advice you need when it comes to what colors are trending and which ones would work best with your current home design.
9. New Appearance
Do you live in a beautiful vintage home that’s been around for decades? While many vintage features can be enticing to many homebuyers, make sure it looks as presentable as possible. In other words, an old home doesn’t have to actually look old. A fresh coat of paint outside and inside can take walls that have been around for decades and make them look like they were just built.
10. More Buyers
Try to attract as many potential buyers as possible. After all, just because someone is interested in purchasing your home doesn’t mean it actually will. So the more interest you garner, the greater likelihood you have of selling your home faster. By presenting your home with a beautiful paint job, you increase the likelihood of attracting people from outside and having them continue to be impressed with interior work.
As you can see, there are many reasons to invest in the services of local painters before putting your home on the market. With an updated paint job, you can increase your curb appeal, home value, marketability, and protection. For quality paint service that can help you sell your home faster, contact our team at Bounty Painting today for a consultation!