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Painting to Boost Resale Value in Three Simple Steps

So you want to add value to your home.  Well, there are a few ways you can go about it.  Major renovations, new flooring, expensive fixtures, professional landscaping, all of these will do the trick.  But, if you want to add thousands of dollars in resale value with the minimum of time and expense, a brand new paint job is the way to go.  It’s easy to overlook the impact that a good coat of paint has on your home, both inside and out.  A brand new paint job from a professional painter can make your home look as good as new.

Here are a few tips to get the most value out of your paint job:

1. Choose Your Colours Wisely

If you’re planning to hang on to your home for years to come, there’s no reason not to go wild and choose a really funky colour that suits your fancy.  But, if you want your home to appeal to new buyers, you’ll want to select neutral, modern colours.  This is especially important in the key rooms of the house: the bedrooms, living room, and kitchen.  Even without springing for new features and fittings, a new coat of paint in the right neutral colours can boost your premium more than you might expect.

2. Go with a Professional!

You can repaint your own home.  After all, it’s not too hard to slap a coat of paint on the walls.  But despite the plethora of DIY resources and YouTube videos, there’s no substitute for experience.  Even if you do a fair job, it’s easy to tell a DIY project from a professional one at a glance.  And that’s if you do the job well.  A few slips and you can have paint spots where you don’t want them, slop-over on your fixtures, poor trim work, and streaked, uneven wall coverage.  Plus, if you paint over cracks or blistered paint without preparing the wall, your paint jobs won’t last more than a year without giving you problems.

The solution: go for a residential painter that knows what they’re doing.  The job will look better, last longer, and boost the value of your home more than the cost of the painting job.

3. Invest in a Strata Painter to Take Care of the Exterior

There are special challenges in exterior home painting.  Paint exposed to sun, rain, and mould day in and day out will tend to have loads more problems than you face on the inside.  Use the wrong paint, and you’ll find it fading, cracking, or peeling in no time.  And, if you slap a coat of paint over mould, it will tend to grow through the new coat and give you the same problem within a few short months.  That’s before considering the challenges you face in reaching all the way to the top of your structure or in those awkward areas on the exterior of some homes.

With a professional strata painter, you’ll get the job done right.  The entire exterior will be pressure washed and prepared prior to painting.  They’ll make sure to use high-quality paint that’s resistant to fading and mould.  Plus, strata painters will make sure to provide an even, professional coat of paint over the entire exterior, from bottom to top and in all the nooks and crannies.  This is a key way to up your curb appeal and create instant value.

For a free quote or if you have any questions about your upcoming painting project, feel free to contact us.  At J&E Kogan, we want to make sure you get the highest quality of professional painting service for the best value.

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