Painters Tips for Improving Curb Appeal

Summer is the season for home sales. If you are getting ready to move, there are a few projects you might consider to increase your chances for a sale as well as increase your asking price. Most realtors suggest an exterior paint job as a chance for return on investment and preparing a home for a sale. Here’s how to increase curb appeal to sell a home.

Tend Gardens

It’s an annual task for spring to replant gardens and flower beds. While you’re working in the dirt, consider adding some more color with a brick or plastic edger. This will help define the garden from the grass. It also gives you the opportunity to add color in the form of paint. Add bright or coordinating colors to your home’s palette to make the garden seem thought out and stylish.

Don’t forget the Fence

Fences edge your yard, setting your property apart from the neighbors. Besides creating security for your house, the fence can be a stylish addition. Fences quickly become old and tired. Whether you are working with a wooden fence or metal, either could benefit from an update of a new stain or paint. As an added benefit the coating will protect the fence and prolong its life. Consider colors beyond typical clear, black and white. Make your fence a stand out piece on your property with gray, blue or green.

Paint the Exterior

Painting is one of the most impactful ways to make a difference to your home exterior. A fresh coat of paint can turn your home into a modern, sophisticated property that is sure to drive up the cost for any prospective buyers. The wrong color, however, can have the opposite effect. Here are a few exterior colors that will help you boost curb appeal.

  • Stark White: White is the new tan when it comes to stucco exterior painting. White stucco is great at making any home feel more modern and coastal. It stands out even more when paired with dark black trim. The only downside of this paint color is that it requires a special level of care. Cleaning is important with any stucco home, however, it is even more important for this type of exterior.
  • Soft, Welcoming Yellow: A tried and true classic, yellow will make potential buyers feel happy. The only caveat is that going too bright can overwhelm the eye. Pale yellow and white trim is a classic house that is sure to sell quickly.

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As you can see, there are a lot of options to choose from when looking to boost your curb appeal. Whether you’re looking to paint your entire home exterior or just do small fixes, like painting your front door, our professionals are here to help. All you have to do to get started is fill out our free, no-obligation form and our professionals will get in touch with you. We look forward to working with you!