If you’re planning to sell your home, you can pay to add some touch-ups to your paint. The perceived value of a thoroughly maintained property is well documented, and there’s no simpler nor more economical way to secure am immaculate impression than to freshen the paint. A professional home painter can also assist you in choosing the right colours.

Where should you start?

Professional Painter’s “Top 5” List:

  1. To get prospective buyers knocking on your door, make sure your home looks well painted. There is nothing like a great first impression.
  2. Next, size up the entrance hall, where would-be buyers get their initial glimpse of your home’s interior. Clean every surface and touch up walls where the paint shows marks or nicks. Even better: Apply a fresh coat of neutral coloured paint throughout.
  3. Kitchens and baths receive special scrutiny, so give added attention to these rooms. Touch up as needed and put extra effort into the powder room, which more than a few will visit while touring your home.
  4. Size matters when it comes to the kitchen. To make yours look bigger, paint the kitchen a very light color, preferably off-white. At a minimum, remove food stains from the walls and remedy water spots by applying some primer and a coat of touch up paint.
  5. Check your windowsills, especially if the view is special. Prospects may stop to gaze out, and you don’t want to spoil the moment. Sand, prime, and paint any sill where people may delay their tour.

5 more Professional Painter’s suggestions

  1. Look over your woodwork. You can quickly touch up marred or chipped paint on floor moldings and chair rails.
  2. Scrutinize areas that come in frequent contact with soiled hands – especially door frames and door edges, window frames, and the walls around your light switches. If the areas are smudged or dirty, you may be able to clean them if you used glossier paint; if that doesn’t work, then do touch-ups.
  3. Take the same approach with cabinet doors: Scrub them clean of fingerprints, if possible, or touch up those that are painted. Pay special attention to your kitchen, where everything should be spotless.
  4. Ceilings marked with water stains are a red flag for prospective buyers. If you have one or more of these potential deal-breakers, make sure that your roof is sound, then take time to carefully prime and re-paint.
  5. Finish your touch-ups by scrutinizing every remaining section of wall and woodwork, looking for stray flecks of paint as well as other marks and stains. Conceal them all with some touch-up paint.

By following these 10 easy tips and suggestions, your home will be good to go… and “SOLD”!

Make sure you check out some of our other painting blogs on Exterior Painting and Outdoor Home Painting.

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