Paint tips to consider when selling your home

Getting your home ready to sell does not have to be a daunting task. With a little planning, your return on investment will be well worth it.

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The most economical way to make your home look fresh and attractive to potential buyers is by giving it a fresh coat of paint.

Exterior

The first thing a buyer will see is the exterior walls. It creates the first impression, so it is important you pay particular attention to the exterior and entrance of your home.

Your exterior paint should do the following:

  • Complement the other homes in the neighbourhood. You don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb.
  • Reflect the character of the architecture.
  • Highlight architectural features you want to stand out. Example – French windows, pillars, columns, etc.
  • Hide features like drainpipes by painting them the same colour as the house.
  • Blend in with the environment – sand, stones, shrubs and trees in the area.
  • Make a home look bigger than it really is with the right colour choice. Lighter colours can help you achieve this, just as painting a big house on a small property a darker colour will make it more proportional to the size of the property.

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Interior

Colour is very personal.  Bright yellow may be your “happy” colour, but some potential buyers might find it too distracting. White can look cold and clinical to some. Feature walls appeal to only a few and they need to match with potential buyers’ home decor and ideas.

We suggest you play it safe with neutral shades that have much broader appeal, plus they never go out of fashion. Neutral colours are non-distracting and considered more friendly than white, a great background colour allowing potential buyers to imagine their own furnishings in the space.

Neutral colours don’t need to be boring. Earthy tones, like sand, create a warm welcoming feel. They are soothing and relaxing and work well with most other colours. They also add warmth and balance rooms with lots of stone, metal or glass.

Ceilings and skirtings painted white will frame the wall. If you want the walls to appear higher, then paint the skirting the same colour as the wall.

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Adding plants and green to your home will link it to nature, which is very trendy right now.

Call us to find the perfect paint colours.

Happy Painting!

 

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10 things to do with a single can of paint

A can of paint is usually 4 or 10 litres and costs approximately $45 and $90 respectively, but has so much potential.

Look at these fun ideas that are easily achieved with a single can of paint.

 

#1 Paint the rails of an old staircase in a bright, funky colour to add an element of fun.

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#2 Paint the ceiling in a least expected colour like grey – treat it as a feature wall.

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#3 Paint your window trims / frames a contrasting colour to the rest of your exterior paint to stand out on the entire street.

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#4 If you have a fireplace, brighten it up with a fresh coat of paint.

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#5 Touch up the door and floor trims in your child’s room for an instant face lift.

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#6 Paint your old window shutters (and railings) a bright colour to make them look new again and also to achieve a striking exterior look.

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#7 Re-do a piece of old furniture such as an old table or dresser in a bright, new colour to introduce a subtle, unexpected change.

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#8 Add depth to shelves in your study or home office by painting just the backs in a dark shade.

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#9 Re paint your bed frame in a bright white.

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#10 Paint only a couple of your kitchen cabinets (or your kitchen island) a different colour to break the monotony.

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Happy Painting!

 

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