Exterior paint says a lot about your home. The color choices often reflect the homeowner’s style. Between the color choice and the condition of the paint job, exterior paint jobs often determine a home’s first impression. While there are several benefits to painting your home, it isn’t something you have to do very often unless you want to refresh your style every so often. While a professional paint job can last for years, there are certain situations where it can be beneficial to paint before those years have passed.
Making Your Home Look Better for Sale
Selling a home can be a stressful time. There are several factors that come into play when determining the value of a home, what the selling price can be listed as, and the amount you can receive when it comes to offers. While you may not have control over certain factors like the age or location of your home, you can do things about the condition of your home. A 2021 survey by the National Association of Realtors said 63% of realtors recommended a fresh coat of paint to sellers when preparing to list their homes.
While the value of a fresh coat of exterior paint will vary based on the cost to paint and market, there are other notable benefits to painting before selling. Some of the value of exterior painting comes down to more than a dollar value. Typically, a freshly painted home will draw more attention, have better curve appeal and sell faster than one that has old paint.
Make a Home Your Own After a Purchase
While the process of purchasing a home can often be stressful, once your offer has been accepted, and you receive the keys, you get to enjoy the excitement that comes with owning a home. As you become a homeowner, you have the opportunity to make a house your own. Whether the home you purchased needed a paint touch-up or you simply wanted to customize the exterior paint to match your style, you can take this time to upgrade your exterior paint and make your new home a better reflection of yourself.
Take some time to research if there are guidelines for what colors can be used in your neighborhood. While this may be limiting if there are specific guidelines, it provides the benefit of maintaining the appearance of the community and possibly boosting the overall value of your home. If there are no guidelines to the colors you can use for your home’s exterior paint, you have the opportunity to paint your home how you’d like. Take some time to look into color trends, paint shades, design ideas, or develop a palette of your own and then start your painting process.
It’s Time for a New Paint Job
You may not be selling or in a new home, but it’s just time to give your paint job an upgrade instead. Whether you’re repainting to update the style or because your exterior paint has begun to peel, bubble, or crack, a new coat of paint will be the solution to your paint woes. If you’ve decided that it’s time to give your home a fresh coat of paint, you’ll want to make sure that it is done right and will last. At the Atlanta Painting Company, our team has over 15 years of professional painting experience and will use that to deliver an exterior paint job you will be proud to look at every day. Whether you’re prepping your home for sale or just want an update, contact us today! Our team will meet with you for an in-home quote to discuss how we can give you the beautiful paint job you’re looking for.