How the perfect paint can help sell a home fast.
A little bit of paint can make a big difference in selling a home as fast as possible, and at the best price. But any old paint won’t do.
To make your touch-up painting project bring out the best in your home and the best price, follows these tips from the color experts at Benjamin Moore.
Quiet neutrals speak out.
The colors potential buyers see when they enter your home should be neutral so that the buyers will not be distracted by someone else’s style. They should see the walls of your home as a blank canvas on which to project their own preferences and style. But “neutral” doesn’t necessarily mean white. Using subtle color can actually enhance the buyer’s experience, so repaint walls that have strong colors with rich neutral hues.
Remove old wallpaper and refresh with paint.
If your wallpaper has a distracting design or is outdated, remove it and add a fresh coat of paint for a more current, updated look. A low-sheen product will help reduce the imperfections on walls and ceilings. You can also use color to highlight the architectural details and features of your home.
Make small spaces appear larger.
Light, clean, organized spaces appear larger. So clean and de-clutter, and give your walls a fresh coat of paint in a light neutral color to bring the room to life and make it seem more expansive. One home staging idea that can help expand your space visually: paint the moldings the same color as the wall, which gives an illusion of higher walls.
Remember your outside spaces.
First impressions are everything, so besides trimming your hedges and grass, be sure your front door and any fencing or mailbox posts are freshly painted. And because buyers love decks, porches, and patios, also make sure they’re freshly painted or stained.
Have some paint favorites of your own perfect for home staging? We’d love to showcase your ideas to help our fellow sellers get the most out of their home.