Get Ready to Sell Your Woodstock Home

home exterior painted yellowSpring is the season for home sales, so if you are thinking of selling your home, now is the time to get it looking great. Painting is one of the easiest, most affordable, and most effective ways to spruce up a house, and is a definite must in order to give prospective buyers the impression that your home is clean and well-cared for.

House painting and home values

Exterior painting has one of the highest ROIs (return on investment) of any home improvement at 90%, while interior painting has an ROI of 75%. Aside from the tangible financial benefits of painting, it is also a great way to show your home in its best light.

How painting can help you sell your house

The right choice in paint colors can work wonders in updating the style of your home, camouflaging problem areas, accentuating unique features, and adding curb appeal. Take a look at some ideas for using interior and exterior house painting to make your home more desirable to buyers.

  • A cheery house color, red door, or contrasting shutters can add character. This simple step can transform the entire first impression of your home from the street, which is where you need to hook house hunters.
  • Dated cabinetry or 1970’s faux-wood paneled walls can easily be brought into the 21st century with paint- a much cheaper solution than ripping them out and replacing them. White is a classic choice that is also very in style for kitchens right now, and it has the added benefit of making spaces look larger.
  • Let’s be honest, some homes have quirks that make one wonder just what the architect was thinking. However, paint can be used to remedy less-than-attractive home features. While it’s best to tone down your wall colors in general when selling a house, this is especially important in rooms with a “problem” wall or architectural quirk. Painting the whole space the same color will help it flow and keep the eye moving rather than landing on problem areas.
  • Of course, if your home has beautiful features that you want to show off, paint can help! A mid-tone taupe is a great option that provides contrast with white trim and other features without being overbearing.

If your house needs some improvements to sell for a great price, give Davis Paint Company a call today!


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