How to Paint Your Home’s Exterior for Resale

When it is time to sell your home, you need to consider your home’s exterior painting job. If you have had the home for a few years, then odds are that the paint will need to be updated before you try to sell the house. You maybe able to sell it in its present condition, even if the paint is chipping, faded and worn, but you will get far more for the house if you have a great-looking paint job on the exterior.


Consider Repainting All of It
It’s tempting to just touch up here and there on your house’s paint job as you prepare the house for sale. That’s not going to look very good, though, as you may have problems matching up the current paint with the new paint. That’s due to the way paint can fade over time, especially exterior paint that is out in the sun. You are much better off repainting the entire house and giving it a uniform look. This is make it far more presentable and attractive.


You should also try to match up the paint with the trim of the house and with the yard and other aspects of your property. You can use this as an opportunity to upgrade the paint on the house and give it a new look.


The Importance of Curb Appeal
You have probably heard of curb appeal, which is another way of saying that your house has to make a great first impression and draw eyes to it so that people will stop and take time to look at your house. A uniform and well-done paint job will give your house that curb appeal, transforming it from something that is starting to get old to a house that almost looks new from the outside.


Know Your Limitations
You may want to save money and paint the house on your own, but if the house is too big, you don’t have enough time, you lack the skills or there is some risk to you painting on your own, you may want to call in the professionals to do it for you. You can even hire a friend or family member to do the work for you if you don’t have the time or the health to make it a feasible job for you. Just know what your limitations are and try not to extend yourself beyond them.


Focus on the Front Door
You want to make your home inviting and give people the idea to go to the front door. In order to do that, you may want to paint your front door a different color and possibly a standout color that will draw attention it it. You may notice that a lot of people paint their front doors bright red or yellow. This is to draw focus to the door and make it almost psychologically impossible to look anywhere other than the front door at first look.


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