For one reason or another, you may find yourself in a position to sell your home. Perhaps you are an empty nester looking to downsize? On the other hand, you may be adding to your family and looking for something bigger. Whatever the reason, you will want your home to put its best foot forward and outshine the other homes in your neighborhood. Ask any real estate agent, and they will tell you that curb appeal is essential to selling your house quickly. If you are in the market to sell your home, a new coat of paint is something you should invest in. You will be amazed at what a difference a fresh coat of paint in a modern color can make to the appearance of your home. Bill Engler Painting offers some helpful tips below.
Should You Paint Your House Before You Sell?
If you plan to sell, complete your exterior painting project before advertising and listing it on the market. Your McKays’ painting expert will apply a coat of paint to refresh and update the exterior to add some pizazz. A freshly painted home attracts more potential buyers. And bonus, updating and refreshing your exterior goes a long way to raising the market value of your home. The outside of your property is the first thing people see when approaching the house and will set the right tone for the overall impression of your property.
Prepare Surface for Paint Coating
If you plan on repainting the exterior of your home, you must ensure that the surface is prepared first. Your McKay’s painting expert will provide professional surface preparation services to ensure success. Surface preparation includes inspecting the surfaces for damage before completing repairs. For example, peeling paint will need to be sanded and removed, and the entire area cleaned thoroughly to remove traces of mold or mildew. Surface preparation is one of the essential steps to paint preparation, as your exterior will be exposed to the elements; regardless of whether you are selling or not, you want to preserve the finished results for years of service.
How Do I Choose Exterior Paint?
If you plan on repainting your exterior, your success may depend on your chosen color palette. Consider the home’s architectural style and do your research before selecting a color. Drive around the neighborhoods in the area and make a list of what appeals to you. Some of the factors for consideration include lighting. Natural lighting tends to make colors look washed out. Select one shade darker to ensure you get the desired result. Your McKay’s painting consultant can provide paint chips and sample colors before you make your final selection.
Spruce Up Outdoor Entryway
If you select a subtle or neutral shade for your exterior, don’t be afraid to add a pop of color to the front door. This is a great way to add character while helping to distinguish your home from the surrounding houses.
Good Idea to Paint Fence
If you have decided to repaint the exterior of your home, don’t forget about your fences. Painting your fences will give your home a clean, crisp, and cohesive look, contributing to the overall appearance and appeal to potential buyers.
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To learn more about professional interior and exterior painting services for your Greater Reading, PA, home, contact Bill Engler Painting experts today to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive inspection and quote.