Sell Your Home Faster — Improve Curb Appeal with These Pro Painting Tips

If you’re thinking of listing your home, a new coat of paint can do wonders to improve its curb appeal. There are many ways painting can freshen up the interior and exterior of your home to make it more appealing to potential buyers. 

Anything you can do to give your home a competitive edge when it's time to sell is a good thing. When it comes to selling your home, a good first impression is a huge advantage.  

The painting pros at Five Star Painting® know all about leaving a good impression, so they’ve compiled the following tips that will help your home stand out with potential buyers:

Ways to Boost Curb Appeal with Paint

Adding a new coat of paint to your trim, front door, porch, and other architectural details gives your home a well-maintained look and can potentially raise your home’s resale value. Whether you’re selling your home now or in the near future, exterior paint maintenance will help protect your investment and make it appealing to buyers. A professional paint job is a great way to spruce up your home. While there may be an initial investment, the return on your investment comes in the form of higher resale value. Read on to learn more about our painting tips to increase your home’s curb appeal.

Tip 1: Paint Exterior Wall Siding 

If the paint colors on your siding are faded, outdated, and weathered, think about repainting the walls to give it a fresh, new look. If you want to create a timeless look, settle for neutral colors, or consider contemporary shades if you want a more modern look. 

Tip 2:Paint Interior Walls and Trim

Nothing says, “look at me” more than a freshly painted room. A new coat of paint can really spruce up interior rooms and make your furnishing and decor pop. When it comes to interior painting, it’s best to stay with neutral colors to maintain a broader appeal. Going too bold or to the far end of the color spectrum could turn off some potential buyers. Staying with a more neutral color palette will still give your interior a fresh look, without turning off some buyers.  

Tip 3: Revamp the Front Door

Painting the front door a color that makes it pop against the exterior color of your home can give it a unique, memorable look. If you want it to stand out, consider a bold, inviting color. A neutral or complementary tone will make your door blend in more, but still give it the pop that is attractive to buyers. 

Tip 4: Accentuate Trim and Other Features 

If you have an older home with unique architectural details, play it up by repainting your shutters, window frames, trim, and other features. White, beige, or cream trim against a colored accent, for example, can create a fresh, clean look. You can also go bold with colors that contrast the exterior of your home. 

Tip 5: Front Decks and Porches Matter  

If you own a porch or deck, consider staining or painting it to up the wow factor of your exterior. Be sure the paint or stain that’s used is weather resistant so it holds up well to outdoor weather conditions (e.g., heat, rain, and snow). 

Tip 6: Retouch Fences and Other Accents 

If you have fences, arches, or other exterior accents, it’s a good idea to make them look fresh and clean with a new coat of paint. This will help improve prospective buyers’ impression of your residence. your fence and/or other exterior features look worn, it gives the impression that you haven’t prioritized maintenance, which could extend to other areas of the home. 

Tip 7: Garage Door Painting 

In addition to your front door, a garage door is one of the first things people see when pulling into your driveway, so it’s vital not to overlook this feature. Refresh it by having your door professionally painted to accentuate the rest of your house’s exterior. Again, it’s best to choose fairly neutral colors that appeal to a larger audience. 

Tip 8: Consider Faux Finish Painting 

Faux finish painting is a method that replicates the appearance of stone, brick, marble, wood, and other textured surfaces. Adding a faux brick, marble, or other type of finish on exterior walls can give your home a visual boost without the added expense of having to install an actual brick or marble exterior.  

Tip 9: Color-coordinate Your Mailbox

Sometimes the littlest details leave the most lasting impression. Give your mailbox a much-needed spruce up with paint that complements the overall look of your home. 

Tip 10: Paint Over Utility Boxes and Exposed Pipes 

Think about using paint to hide those not-so-favorable exterior details like utility boxes and exposed pipes. Painting these objects in the same color as your exterior siding can help blend everything together and make these features less noticeable.

Pro paint tip: Before starting any exterior or interior painting project, it's crucial to carefully clean each surface, repair any damage, and use high-quality paint and materials that are best suited for the job. Plus, when it comes to exterior painting, don't overlook the climate in your area, as weather conditions can impact paint durability. Your local Five Star Painting can help you boost curb appeal with superior paint from Behr, Sherwin-Williams, and Benjamin Moore.  

FAQs About Improving Curb Appeal with New Paint

How do you create good curb appeal?

From repainting your trim or siding to painting your garage door, interior walls, and trim, creating great curb appeal can be done most quickly and affordably with a professional paint job. 

How can I improve my front entrance?

You can improve your front entrance by painting it a color that complements the appearance of your house. Consider repainting your front door with a color that makes it pop. If you have a front porch, freshen it up with a coat of new paint or stain.

How can I make my house exterior look expensive?

You can make your house exterior look expensive by hiring a professional painter who uses quality painting products. An experienced professional will also choose a cohesive color palette that compliments your house's structural elements. 

Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal With Help From the Pros  

If you’re ready to sell your home or are preparing it to sell, your local Five Star Painting professionals can help you maximize its appearance and improve its curb appeal. A new paint job may give your property the edge you are looking for to make that sale. Learn more about our exterior home painting services.

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