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Does New Paint Help Sell a Home - Pinehurst Home Painters
May 18

Does New Paint Help Sell a Home?

By Mack.Painters | Painting

Does New Paint Help Sell a Home - Pinehurst Home Painters

If you’re selling your home, you’re probably wondering whether you should repaint it before you put it on the market – and for most people, the answer is yes. Thinking about repainting your entire home? Talk to your Realtor® about it first, to make sure it’s a good investment; otherwise, fixing up a few rooms or repainting the outside of your house is generally a great idea.

Pro tip: If your walls are stark white, you definitely need to repaint in another color. Go for neutrals, which appeal to the widest range of potential buyers.

Does New Paint Help Sell a Home?

Buyers like to see things that look new, and a fresh coat of paint is the best way to create that look in your home. Fresh paint makes the home look better-maintained (even if you’ve done a great job keeping up with it), but even more than that, it gives buyers a better first impression than they would’ve had ordinarily. You can capitalize on that good first impression by highlighting other great areas of your home during the staging process, which can help you sell it faster and at a higher price.

Fresh paint photographs well, too, and the better your home’s photos are, the more attention it’ll get when people see it online.

Finally, most buyers want a home that’s move-in ready. They don’t want to have to repaint over scuffs in the walls or update to a more modern color.

What Are Your Repainting Options?

You can repaint your entire house, inside and out, or you can focus on rooms that really need it. In some cases, when you’re selling, it pays to work with a professional painting company that can come in and address problem spots rather than repainting the entire thing. (Psst… we happen know the best painters in Pinehurst and the surrounding communities.)

Naturally, your cost will vary based on how much work needs to be done. You can talk to your real estate agent to find out what other sellers are doing (and what’s working or what isn’t working) on the market to figure out just how far you need to go.

When You Should Repaint

In some cases, there isn’t any question about whether you should repaint your home before you sell it. Here’s when you absolutely need to repaint:

  • Walls are heavily soiled
  • You removed wallpaper
  • Walls have a lot of nail holes
  • Paint is chipping, cracked or scuffed
  • Walls were damaged and repaired
  • You have non-neutral colors

Want to Talk to a Painting Expert Before You Sell Your Home?

Whether you’re repainting your home because it’s time for a change or you’re ready to put it on the market and sell it, Mack Painters can help. Call us at 910-725-3227 or get in touch with us online. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you a free painting estimate for any of our services.


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

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

By Mack.Painters | Painting

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.