Painting Tips to Sell Your Home

Color Choice: Painting your house a new and fresh color (both inside and out) can change the way prospective buyers feel about a property. For example, painting the interior of a house white makes the house feel bigger, brighter, fresher and newer. If going with a neutral color it’s important to make sure the color is designer done and universally pleasing to create value.  White is the safer option because it’s universally pleasing.  

The Right Finish: A second factor to keep in mind when putting a house up for sale is the type of finish.  Flat paint is best; paint with sheen shows every imperfection in the walls and ceilings.  Flat paint doesn’t show imperfections on the wall and feels richer and more designer done.  Even in kitchens and bathrooms, do flat water-based paint only.  

painting tips to sell your home

Remember, you are trying to sell your home and make it look as beautiful as possible to the prospective buyer. So don’t follow traditional advice about putting “eggshell” paint (paint with some sheen) in kitchens and baths because it’s easier to wash walls that have sheen on them.  You will not be washing your walls.  You will be selling your house for top top dollar.