A fresh coat of paint can go a long way to give your home a facelift. If you notice that your property is showing wear and tear, then you need to take a proactive approach to add a new coat of paint. Not only will you cover up the aesthetic blemishes, but you also have the opportunity to create a new color palette to refresh your interior décor.
Repaint Before Selling
Most real estate agents will agree: it is a good idea to add a fresh coat of paint before listing a home on the real estate market. If you want to sell your home, then you need to be sure that you are setting the right impression for potential buyers.
Even if the paint isn’t peeling and you only have minor marks on the walls, a new paint job can go a long way to help you maximize your equity. Potential buyers want to see that the property is “move-in ready,” and a fresh coat of paint helps to solidify their decision to buy the home.
Painting a Home that You are Buying
Another common time to repaint a home is if you are buying a new property. If the seller didn’t put in the effort to repaint before listing on the real estate market, then you might want to add a coat of paint before moving in your furniture.
A coat of paint can cover up smells from the previous owner, such as cigarette smoke or the waxy smell of too many scented candles. Or, you might want to paint because you don’t like their taste in colors. Regardless of your motivation, you will love the results after you are done with the home improvement project.
Choosing the Type of Paint for Your Atlanta Home
Stepping into a paint center can be overwhelming because you will quickly see that there are unlimited colors and shades available. Here are a few pointers to help you choose the right paint for your home:
- Quality: You get what you paid for! Don’t be fooled to think that a low-quality paint will look as good as a top brand. Spend the money to get the right product.
- Neutral Colors: If you have the temptation to add a statement color on the wall, remember that you can always bring in color through furniture and accessories. It is best to stick with neutral paint colors, especially if you are preparing to sell the property.
- Paint Finish: As a general rule of thumb, it is best to choose a gloss finish for trim and wood, eggshell or satin finish for walls, and a flat finish for ceilings.
- Hire the Pros: Just because you can hold a paintbrush, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t hire the professionals. Consider the advantage of bringing in a painter to do the heavy lifting.
Whether you are selling or buying a home, DUFFY Realty is here for your family. Call to learn more about the professional real estate services that we provide: (678) 318-1700