Does Fresh Paint Increase Home Value?
A fresh coat of exterior paint can certainly increase the value of your home, but only if it’s done right!
Selling a home is a big undertaking. For some, it may involve making improvements to their home before putting it on the market. When selling a house, many believe that giving the interior a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to liven up drab rooms or create the illusion of more space. This is true. However, the value of an exterior paint job is often overlooked.
Selling a home? Moving in? Learn more about the benefits of a fresh coat of house paint, from the experts at Five Star Painting.
What a Fresh Exterior Paint Job Says About Your Home
To a potential home buyer, fresh paint doesn’t just look good; it indicates the home is well taken care of. In addition, when Five Star Painting is hired, any damage to the siding is repaired before it’s painted to ensure a long-lasting finish.
First impressions are important. Curb appeal is one of the things that draws buyers. A house with peeling, cracked, or chipped paint implies there’s been a lack of maintenance done to the home.
The potential buyer can’t help but wonder, “If the exterior of the house isn’t maintained, what else needs attention?” A great-looking paint job on your exterior siding sets the stage for an offer.
How to Increase Your House Value with Paint Colors
Choosing a paint color for the exterior of your home can be a big decision—and a big job. After all, it’s an investment that will last for years, or for the purposes of a sale, can increase interest in your listing.
Looking at a neutral color for the exterior siding is a great place to start. That’s in part because lighter shades of paint will make the home look larger, while darker shades of paint will make the home look smaller. For this reason, many realtors believe that a light exterior color can increase the value of homes.
Some color examples for the exterior of the home are:
Tips for Exterior Paint Color Selection
Pairing these colors with white trim is sure to make the color pop and make the house look its best. This also gives you the opportunity to use a bright pop of color to accent areas like the front door or garage door for a fresh, fun look.
If you’re looking for other color suggestions Five Star Painting’s color consultation services can help!
Hire Five Star Painting for Professional Exterior Painting Services
Once you’ve chosen the new color for the exterior of your house, you’ll want to make sure the job is done right. A less-than-perfect paint job or unattractive paint selection may not help the cause, or may actually hurt the value of the home if potential buyers have to plan on the added expense of having the house repainted.
The professionals at Five Star Painting are ready to give your home the professional results you want before it goes on the market. Call us today at (888) 261-3633 or contact us online for a free estimate.
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