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Best Painting Tips for Sellers

Are you preparing your home for the market? While there are numerous fixes on your to-do list, we may be able to help you narrow down your most valuable items. We know it’s important to stay on budget and save as much time as possible when selling you home while still being able to ask for the right price. Large scale updates and remodels will dramatically increase the value of your home, but you don’t always have to go to the greatest lengths. You may be surprised what some strategic painting and beautifying can do for your home’s value. Below we have a few of our favorite painting tips for sellers that will get your house off the market fast!

Our Favorite Painting Tips for Sellers

Boost Your Curb Appeal

You know first impressions are everything. If you want to sell your home in a short amount of time and with minimum hassle, it’s critical that the first impression is the best impression.

  • Get your exterior pressured washed to refresh siding, patios, decks, and porches.  A clean wash will remove dirt, mold, and any stains.
  • Paint a fresh coat of exterior paint in a modern color. A nicely painted home on the outside is a huge selling point and may even draw people in that were not planning on buying. When choosing a color for the outside, keep in mind the rest of the neighborhood. If all the houses on the street are beige and tan, don’t paint your house bright green.
  • Make your door pop. Choose a bold and stylish color to make your home’s entrance inviting and stand out.  For a few examples and inspiration, take a look at these doors on Houzz.com. Who doesn’t love a fun door?
  • Repair issues on the outside including broken front steps, cracked sidewalks, wood rot, etc.

Refresh the Interior

Interior paint is so necessary to make the sale. Every realtor will advise you to paint, at least in the front and main rooms.

  • Pick a Neutral color. Think bright, light, and stylish. Beige is very popular, renters white is a good clean tone, but gray is also a fantastic and trendy choice. Check out our blog on how to pick the right gray. A neutral tone lends to a clean slate for those walking through your home. Buyers are turned off by bad paint jobs, bright colors, or anything too creative that may clash with their style.
  • Don’t ignore the kitchen and bathroom. You will never regret painting those cabinets and walls. A dark color will make those rooms feel small and crowded, which is also a turn off for buyers. Freshen up the area in something bright and inviting such as a light blue for the bathroom or a bright white or light yellow for the kitchen.

Are You Looking for a St. Louis Painting Company?

We are a St. Louis painting company, and help can get your home ready to sell. In addition to painting we also offer carpentry, drywall work, wallpapering, faux finishing, power washing, deck and fence staining, wood finishing…and more! Just contact us and let us know what you need.

Shades of Gray Paint | How to Pick the Perfect One

No longer is gray only associated with dreary days or dull, drab paint. Gray has undergone a transformation over the years and now is a top color in paint trends. Gray has not only replaced beige as the go-to neutral color, but grays are now synonymous with style, class, and minimalism.

With so many shades of gray paint these days, it can be a challenge to pick the right one. We know the story far too well. You choose that perfect shade of gray after an hour of looking at paint samples at the store and just know you chose the right one.

You start painting the walls, or have your painter start and don’t notice till the color is swept across half of one wall when you know the shade is all wrong. Believe us; it’s not your fault, gray is tricky. Maybe it came out more periwinkle than that light, calm gray you thought or more muddy brown than bright and clean. Each room will change a shade of gray dramatically, and the light whether it’s natural or from bulbs will also convert the color. So how can you be sure you have chosen that perfect shade of gray and can confidently dive into the bucket?

Shades of Gray Paint – Which One is Right for Me?

The first thing to ask yourself is what undertone do you want? All grays have a little bit of color to them. Do you want a light gray, medium gray, charcoal gray? A blueish gray, purple gray, blackish gray? We will sum up some of the most popular shades of gray paint types to help you narrow down just what you are looking for.

Subtle Gray

A subtle gray tint is the new white and a standard choice for sellers or renters. A nice subtle gray will make a small room feel more bright and open and in short, bigger.

Silver Gray.

A lighter gray paint color can appear silver and luminous in a well-lit space. When paired with white, this is a very glamorous and clean look, far from boring.

Medium Gray

A soft mid-tone gray is very gender neutral and lovely with colors like vivid yellow accents. This is fantastic for the indecisive decorator since it pretty much matches everything,

Greige (Beige and Gray)

A warm gray with brown undertones is incredible neutral. This is a fantastic color for a home office or living room.  This color is warm and cozy.

Blue Gray

Grays with blue undertones are very fresh and serene. When going for a blue-gray, it’s imperative you test the color in a small area you will be painting in as sometimes it can be more gray or blue than on the swatch. Bluish grays are an excellent color for a bedroom or bathroom.

Charcoal/smokey gray. This sophisticated and calming color is ideal for the master bedroom. The deepest shades create a contract against clean white bedding and relaxing space.

And to make it more complicated, these aren’t the only shades of gray paint! Our best tip for you is to get one or two that you love (or more if you like) at the store and take them samples to try on the wall of the room you will be painting. Put a small sample on each wall and see how it looks with the light and space. This is the ideal way to know if you have picked that perfect color.

Have you embraced gray as a color for your home? Are you considering it for your next painting project? We’d love to hear which shades you have used and if you are enjoying them. If you need help getting the job done, contact us to paint your home today!
 

 

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