How a Simple Can of Paint Can Help Sell Your Home
If you’re planning to sell your home, you’re probably wondering what repairs and upgrades you need to make to maximize your home’s value. While major renovations like kitchen remodels and bathroom updates can certainly add value, they also come with a hefty price tag. However, there’s one simple and affordable upgrade that can make a big impact: a fresh coat of paint.
Painting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve the look and feel of your home. It’s a simple upgrade that can instantly refresh tired walls, cover up scuffs and scratches, and make a room feel brighter and more inviting. And the best part? It can have a big impact on your home’s value.
According to a recent survey by Zillow, homes with white or off-white walls sold for an average of $4,035 more than homes with darker walls. That’s a significant difference that can translate into thousands of dollars in your pocket. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to boost your home’s value, consider investing in a fresh coat of it.
But before you start painting every room in your house, it’s important to consider the impact of paint on the overall look and feel of your home. Sometimes, painting just one wall and moving some furniture can make a big difference. That’s where I can provide expert guidance and recommendations tailored to your unique needs and goals. With years of experience helping homeowners get their homes ready for sale, I can provide personalized advice on how to make the most of it and other home prep efforts.
Whether you need assistance with color selection, finishes, or home staging, I can help you make the most of your investment and achieve the best possible outcome. Contact me today to schedule your no-pressure in-home consultation and let me show you how a little paint can go a long way in boosting your home’s value.
Choose the Right Colors
While you might love bold, bright colors, they may not be the best choice when you’re trying to sell your home. Stick to neutral colors like white, off-white, and light gray, which will appeal to the widest range of buyers. Neutral colors also make it easier for buyers to envision themselves living in your home, which is key when you’re trying to sell.
Consider the Finish
Not all finishes are created equal. For the walls, choose a matte or eggshell finish, which will give a smooth, even look without too much shine. For trim and doors, choose a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish, which will add a touch of elegance and make them stand out.
Don’t Forget the Exterior
The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior when it comes to making a good impression on buyers. A fresh coat of paint on the front door and shutters can make a big impact and help your home stand out from the rest.
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In addition to the tips above, it’s also important to keep in mind that it is just one part of the equation when it comes to selling your home. You’ll also want to make sure your home is clean, clutter-free, and well-staged. But by investing in a fresh coat of paint, you’ll be well on your way to a successful sale.
If you’re looking for expert advice on colors and other home prep recommendations, consider contacting me for a no-pressure in-home consultation. I have years of experience helping homeowners get their homes ready for sale and can provide personalized recommendations tailored to your unique needs and goals. Let me show you how a fresh coat can help you sell your home for more. I’ll even stop and get us coffee on the way!
The list of supplies below was curated through 15 years of trial and error on my own projects as well as interior design and staging projects. I personally stand by these recommendations and I am confident that they will help you achieve the desired results for your painting project.
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- Good: Valspar Professional Interior Paint – Highly rated for its ease of application, low odor, and stain-resistant formula.
- Better: Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Paint – Highly rated for its durability, coverage, and color selection.
- Best: Rodda Cascadian Zero– Highly rated for its stain resistance, washability, and low-VOC formula.
Paint Brushes Accessories, Rollers, and Trays
- (Best) Purdy Brushes
- (Best) Purdy roller kit with paint brush
- Wooster Brushes
- Wooster 6 piece Kit
- Wooster Rollers
- The Best Tool Ever Made
- ScotchBlue Original Painter’s Tape – Highly rated for its ability to create clean and straight lines while painting and easy removal without leaving residue.
- FrogTape Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape – Highly rated for its ability to prevent bleeding and achieve sharp lines, even on textured surfaces.
- 3M Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape – Highly rated for its ability to achieve sharp lines without damage to delicate surfaces, easy to remove without residue.
- Trimaco SuperTuff Canvas Drop Cloth – Highly rated for its durability and ability to protect floors and furniture while painting.
- CoverGrip 8 oz. Safety Drop Cloth – Highly rated for its slip-resistant backing and ability to absorb spills without leaks.
- Kenley Carpet Protector – Highly rated for its adhesive properties, ability to protect carpets and floors from paint and debris, and easy removal without residue.
- 3M SandBlaster Advanced Sandpaper Sheets – Highly rated for their long-lasting performance, superior cutting power, and reduced clogging.
- Norton SandWet Sandpaper Sheets – Highly rated for their waterproof and flexible properties, preventing clogging and extending lifespan.