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How to Use Paint to Make Your House More Saleable

July 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

One of the easiest ways to freshen up your home is with paint. If you’re selling, painting your interior walls can give a great return on investment — a much higher selling price for little investment on your part.

If you’ve just bought a home, giving your house a new paint job is the quickest way to make it feel yours.

Repair blemishes

If you’ve got cracked or peeling paint, you’ll certainly want to repaint before you put your house on the market. Tired paint makes buyers think the house hasn’t been well maintained.

Tone down your color scheme

While the colors in your home might appeal to you personally, it’s important if you are selling your home that they appeal to the widest market possible. So that means avoiding bright, unusual colors and changing colors that were fashionable a few years ago but now look dated.

The safest bet is neutral tones. Avoid white in most situations, as this color can look clinical, and instead choose beiges and earth tones. Don’t feel the need to use the same color throughout — choose shades that match with your furniture and fabrics.

Types of paint

If you have imperfections in your walls, choose a paint with a flat finish, as this will conceal them.

Make sure you use washable paints in bathrooms and kitchens — an interior flat enamel is good for this.

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