Everybody knows, if it looks good, you’ll buy it. What few people realise is that you could increase the value of your property simply by making it look good.
Putting a fresh coat of paint on your home will prolong the life of its skin, pump up the value, and revive its curb appeal, which are all important additions, especially when it’s time to sell.
The benefits you’ll get assumes, of course, the job of slathering on the latex or oil-based paint is professionally performed.
The pros make it look easy, but that’s because they’ve been at it for quite a while. Painting your home isn’t a do-it-yourself job unless you’ve got the know how, the proper tools and enough time off from painting the town red.
When hiring a professional, ask relatives, friends, co-workers and others you trust — and who’ve recently enjoyed a successful paint job on their home — for references to qualified, licensed home painters in your area. A specialist in exterior painting has more square feet of exterior painting under his or her belt. A home painter who works inside and out, can be just as professional.
Even when you hire a licensed professional, however, you should still play a role in choosing the colors and making sure the job gets done right.