If you want to get the best price for your home, you might need to make a few upgrades to it before placing it on the market. One of the most affordable and biggest impact upgrades you can do to the interior of your home is giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Painting can be a DIY project, but it might seem an intimidating one if you’ve never done it before. Before you dive in, here are some tips to streamline this process and help you paint to sell your home for a better price.
Prep Your Home
When you do any sort of painting project, most of the work takes place without a paintbrush in your hand. You’ll get better results if you devote the bulk of your time to prepping your space. Some of these activities include:
- Cleaning the walls
- Taping around baseboards, crown, and other trim
- Repairing any existing damage
- Priming your walls
- Removing or covering furniture
And don’t forget to spend some time choosing the right colors for your interior space. If you are painting to sell, neutral colors are often better than bold and bright ones that may not appeal to everyone.
Gather the Right Supplies
Once you’ve thoroughly prepped your space, you’re going to need the right tools and materials to paint. Some of the items to put on your list include:
- Paint rollers and extension poles
- Paint trays
- Drop cloths
- Ladder if you have high ceilings
Paint Your Interior
Now it’s time to get down to the business of painting. Once you paint a room or two, you’ll learn quickly. Here are the steps:
- Pour paint or primer into trays and smaller buckets for easier access.
- If you are painting trim, do that first and then tape it before painting your walls and ceiling.
- When painting walls, apply paint from top to bottom with a roller.
- Wait until the paint is thoroughly dry before removing the painter’s tape.
Clean It Up
As you paint your room, carry a rag along to wipe up small splatters, smudges, or spills. Once you’ve finished painting for the day, make sure you clean your paintbrushes with soap and water so that you can use them again.
Finally, carefully removed drop cloths and any other furniture coverings from the room. Once you put the space back together, it will be time to move on to paint the next room in your home.
If you want to paint to sell your home for a higher price, these tips can help you do just that. But, you also need the right team in your corner to market your home effectively.
The Lafayette Team are knowledgeable and experienced real estate professionals that specialize in helping buyers and sellers throughout the Lexington, SC area achieve their goals. Contact us today to learn more about how our services can help you sell your home and possibly find the next home of your dreams.