Benefits to Repainting Your Home Inside and Out
Considering to repaint your home inside and out but need a little more information? Apart from aesthetics, it’s a commonly acknowledged fact that the quickest and easiest way to change the look and feel of a home is to repaint inside and out. Compared to hiring an Interior Designer or Remodeling Company it is also the cheapest way. No doubt, changing the color of the whole exterior can totally alter the appearance and improve the curb appeal, updating the interior walls can boost morale and transform the space.
But if you need more convincing read on to learn more about the benefits of repainting your home inside and out.
A. Benefits to Repaint the Exterior
1. Raises the Market Value of the Home
You have already made a huge investment into the purchase of your home, so it would stand to reason that you want to maintain or even enhance its value. As many studies have shown painting the exterior of a house can increase the value of your property. This is especially helpful when the property is for sale. Repainting your house can add to its resale value, especially if painted by a professional.
2. Raises the Curb Appeal and Pride in Homeownership
The best way to ensure your home makes a lasting impression is to keep the outside looking sharp. A fresh coat of paint will do just that. Repainting the outside of your home is the most important step to creating improved curb appeal. Choose a color that best fits your home’s style (you wouldn’t want to choose purple on a contemporary style whereas on a Victorian you might?), and fits nicely with the landscaping of the property and is HOA approved. “It’s also a good idea to look at neighboring homes to make sure your new color won’t clash or be too close in tone,” suggests Lorena Streb, co-owner of CertaPro Painters® of Baltimore Central, Maryland. “For example, two yellow houses next to each other could make one look more washed out, depending on the specific colors.” Good advice! Neutral colors, such as grays, whites, tans, or browns, are always a safe bet. Don’t be afraid of using bold accent colors to play up or play down architectural features. Highlight the front door with color to add a distinct look.
3. Affords Protection From Natural Elements
Actually, a fresh paint job does more than look good. Quality exterior paint works as an added layer of protection from the elements, helping to keep your home safe from weather damage, insects, and dust. The paint can even prevent exterior wood from rotting. A professional exterior paint job now can help you avoid larger repairs costs in the future.
4. Damage Repair and Prevention
Getting your home painted by a professional will help you identify damage to your home’s exterior that you might not have noticed. A trained eye can spot an array of issues such as rotting wood no longer protected by paint, water intrusion stains, mold, and mildew. Many of our customers are really surprised when we point out issues they weren’t aware of. Once these problems are identified, in most cases they are not very difficult to repair. Most professional painting companies are able to perform the repairs. Once the issues are resolved, a quality new paint job can prevent these damages from reappearing.
B. Benefits to Repaint the Interior
1. A Valuable Make Over
If your home looks dated and dreary, re-painting can produce a quick facelift for pennies compared to remodeling. At $15 to $60 a gallon, the paint will go a long way toward creating a whole new look without extensive remodeling. Figure on about $300 to get a room repainted by a professional painting company. Got some nooks and crannies? Consider highlighting these by choosing a different color to bring them into focus or “hide” them. What can also help is adding trim or crown moldings in coordinating or contrasting colors to transform the look of the room.
2. Improved Outlook and Positive Energy for Homeowners
No doubt, repainting not only allows you to stay up-to-date on current trends but it can also affect your entire outlook on your home and living conditions. The effect color that surrounds us has on us is well known to researchers and scientists. It has been well documented. Colors create an ambiance and environment that affects our mood, energy, and disposition. For instance, bright, vibrant and “fun” colors can add an element of cheerfulness to any room. Consider it for a playroom, game room or family room. Red, yellow or orange in kitchens are known to enhance the enjoyment of food and cooking. Soft pastels, blues or greens foster a calming influence. Consider them for bedrooms or a sitting room, any place you want to relax in. It is also commonly accepted that white or light paints will make small spaces appear larger, whereas dark colors will make a room look smaller. A professional painting contractor should be able to help you with your paint color choices.
3. Hides Stains and Permanent Marks
No matter how careful you are, over time the interior walls of your home will show signs of wear and tear. Prepping your walls prior to painting will go a long way toward a perfect finish as will choosing the right paint for the environment. A professional painter will always prep the walls and make repairs as necessary prior to applying paint.
4. Protecting the Interior Surfaces
Interior walls are also subject to moisture, wear, and tear. Choosing the right type of paint for the environment will protect the walls and keep them looking good for years to come.
Repainting your home inside and out has many inherent benefits and is an investment that will last for years to come. Of course, you could do it yourself but why would you, considering the material acquisition and time investment required? A professional painting contractor already has all of the implements needed for the job, a well-trained crew and expertise required for the job. The crew at Universal Painting Contractors, Inc. has been enhancing the exteriors and interiors of homes in Fairfield and nearby communities since 1998 and has been awarded the readers choice award for 7 years by the Daily Republic. To receive a free estimate by one of our professional today click here or give us a call at (707) 427-0445