Selling Your Home: What You Need to Do About the Paint

By Mack.Painters | Painting

Feb 12
Selling Your Home: What You Need to Do About the Paint

If you’re selling your home, it’s often a good idea to give the interior a fresh coat of paint so it’s as appealing as possible to potential buyers. But should you repaint every room, or just small patches on the walls to repair dents, dings and holes?

Selling Your Home: What You Need to Do About the Paint

Ask your real estate agent, a family member or close friend to give you an honest opinion on the condition of your home’s interior paint. Walk through each room and be on the lookout for:

  • Paint that looks dingy or dirty
  • Holes (including small nail holes where pictures used to hang)
  • Scratches
  • Scuffs
  • Chips

Sometimes a quick wash can solve your paint issues, especially if the paint isn’t very old – but be careful, because some paints are not washable.

If it’s been quite some time since your home’s interior was painted, it might be time for a fresh coat anyway.

For most people, it makes sense to hire professional painters who can perfectly match colors, prepare the area for painting, and leave your walls looking brand-new. Do-it-yourself painting isn’t as easy as it looks on Pinterest, and it requires a lot of prep work and patience to ensure that it’s done right.

Do You Have to Repaint When You Sell?

A home that looks clean and well-maintained sells faster than one that doesn’t, regardless of the price range, home style or even location. While you don’t have to repaint, most Realtors® will tell you that it’s a good idea, particularly if you have lived in the home for a while without repainting. It’s also a good idea if you’ve had a little damage to the walls, like scratches or gouges, or nail holes from hanging paintings.

If You Choose to Repaint Before You Sell…

If you choose to repaint the interior of your home, rather than just hire experts to patch up spots that need a little TLC, remember that wild colors don’t tend to sell as well as neutral colors do. Buyers may end up repainting the walls to the colors they love, but your home will appeal to a wider variety when the walls are neutral and look like they’ll complement any decorative style.

Do You Need to Talk to Professional Painters?

If you’re thinking about painting your home and would like an estimate from the area’s most trusted experts, call us right away at 910-725-3227. We’ll evaluate your needs and give you a free painting estimate so you can make the best possible decision for your home.



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