Whether you are painting a new home or painting one to sell it, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Quality is important
If you have to live in the home, you’ll want a quality paint job that includes impeccable finishing. The same is true if you are selling. A shoddy paint job will be obvious to potential buyers, and although only cosmetic, it will be another thing on their to-do list if they buy it. To this end, getting a professional to do the job is a good idea, but you can do it yourself if you do it right. Get tips from experts at your local hardware store and choose quality paint and tools to get the job done right the first time.
Planning your paint job can be as simple as hiring a professional or carefully planning it out yourself. For the DIY-er you’ll want to ensure you move furniture out of the way and cover it with drop cloths to protect it. Choose which room to start with and which you will finish with. Give yourself a reasonable time frame to complete the work in.
If you are painting for your own enjoyment, you can be fairly liberal with your palette, but if you are painting for resale it’s important to choose colours that showcase the home without being overbearing. Avoid jarring colours, and if using multiple colors throughout, stay within the same colour-family. Although you want the home to be stylish for potential buyers, you also want them to be able to picture their own style there. Sometimes too bold of a scheme can scare off buyers.
Never underestimate how effective a fresh coat of paint can be for livening up your home. Regardless of your intentions with the property, you’ll want a paint job you can live with.