Selling Your Home? Don’t Forget These 3 Painting Tricks

Paint the Exterior Front Door

When it comes to home renovation, most real estate professionals would agree that the front entryway creates a memorable first impression. Over time, the paint on the front door and surrounding trim can become worn and faded. We always recommend painting the door a color that contrasts with the existing paint scheme to make the entrance of your home pop and create a stunning effect with a fresh coat of paint. Freshen up the door with the same color or try a bold new color like forest green, powder blue or buttery yellow. You can make both painting and drying easier by taking the door off the hinges and removing as much of the hardware as possible. Cover any remaining hardware with painter’s tape.

Freshen Up the Exterior Trim

Apply a fresh coat of paint to fascia, soffits along the roof lines, and trim around windows and doors, and other elements. House trim ties together the various architectural elements of your home’s particular style. If you would like to brighten up a faded color or introduce a totally fresh, complimentary color, simply paint the house trim. This cheap home renovation technique livens up your home. Painting the trim requires time, patience and attention to details, but the payoff makes it a worth the effort. Many homeowners prefer to leave exterior painting projects up to professional painters. Professionals will ensure the use of correct techniques or paint choice that holds up to weathering.

Paint the Interior Windows and Trim

When looking to change the appearance of a room or other interior space, consider sticking with the current wall color, but paint the trim, molding and windows. This low-cost home renovation painting technique produces a dramatic change, especially in rooms where you already have a neutral shade on adjacent walls, such as beige, French gray or off-white. Choose a satin or gloss finish to highlight the trim against walls with a flat finish, and to create a washable and durable finish.

We know that preparing a home for sale can be stressful, and that's why we invite you to give a call to take all of those painting, carpentry, and power washing chores off of your shoulders! We're happy to provide a free walkthrough of your home as well to help you locate any problem areas we can assist with or that should be addressed before putting your home on the market.

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