Sell Your Home with a Paint Job

Painting your home’s interior and exterior is one of the easiest and most affordable ways you can completely upgrade the look of your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers.

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Here are some tips if you are planning on painting to help sell your home:

Boost curb appeal with an exterior paint job.

Whether you do it yourself or hire professional painters in Edmonton, an exterior paint job can give your home a major facelift. Any experienced realtor will tell you that curb appeal is very important if you’re trying to sell your home. Make the best first impression and attract qualified home buyers by painting your tired-looking wood siding or if you have vinyl or stucco siding, refreshing your trim and doors with a clean coat of paint.

Choose neutral colours.

If you’re painting specifically to help sell your home, now is not the time to fill your home with your favourite bold colours. Cover up your little girl’s hot-pink princess bedroom or your dramatic dining room feature wall with inviting neutral tones. This will create a clean canvas for buyers to imagine their own things and décor in your home. It will also take away the immediate need to repaint the house if your chosen colours don’t suit their taste, and if a paint job can be avoided, most home buyers will choose to do so. Learn more about paint colours for home resale.

Prepare your walls before painting.

If you’re going to tackle the paint job yourself, make sure you prepare your walls properly before painting. Not only will this produce better results, it will also ensure your paint job lasts for years to come. First dust and clean the walls with soapy water. You can use a solution of approximately 3 tablespoons laundry detergent for one gallon of water. When the walls are dry, scrape off any cracked or flaking paint, fill in any dents or nail holes and sand them down before painting.  Here is an article to help you get started with DIY: Tips for Interior Painting.


David Demian
David Demian
REALTOR®