Summer seems to be when everyone in Virginia and across the US is either buying or selling a house. As a potential home seller, you can get the market advantage by increasing your home’s curb appeal. If no one likes your house from the street, it’s unlikely the buyer will want to check it out inside. One of the best ways to enhance the look of your home is with a little exterior residential paint.
Assessing the Value
Painting your home costs significantly less than replacing the siding of your home or doing a more extensive exterior home-remodeling project. ThisOldHouse.com estimates that painting your house’s exterior yourself could cost around $500.00. Even if you decide to hire professional residential painters, the cost is still significantly lower than other exterior home renovations.
Selecting a Color
Because you’re looking to add value to your home, you want to stay away from nontraditional colors or colors that clash with other homes in the neighborhood. Sherwin-Williams suggests choosing white or neutral colors, because they are “safe choices” that do not fade as quickly as brighter, darker hues. You will also want to select accent colors that enhance the natural features of the home. Pay attention to the color of the roof, brick, stonework, and so on.
Getting the Job Done
Ready to tackle the task yourself? You can find DIY exterior painting tips and informational videos from many trusted home remodeling sources. Just type “how to paint my house exterior” into Google.com or your search engine of choice. Some local Fairfax paint stores or building supply stores also offer painting tutorials or tips so you can make sure you do it right the first time.
If you’d rather skip the project and hire a professional residential painter, consider calling us, MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling, at 703-263-3302. We gladly serve the greater Oakton, Ashburn, Fairfax, Vienna, Reson, and Chantilly areas. We want the home improvement process to be little-to-no stress for you, so feel free to check out our customer reviews and contact us with questions.