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If you’re planning to list your home on the market, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase its value is also one of simplest – get it painted professionally.

“Painting interior walls a neutral color enriches any space with an airiness that makes it easy for prospective buyers visualize themselves in a room …

Since painting the exterior of your home is one of the most cost-effective renovations you can make on your house, you also have the opportunity to make the most money from it. The ROI of any home improvement is the difference between the resale value and the project cost. It’s difficult to measure the exact ROI of painting the exterior of your house because several components affect its resale value and the cost to paint it, including:

The size of your home: You need enough paint and workers to finish your house effectively. The number of stories in your home will affect both the resale value and the amount you will spend to paint it.

The colors you choose: Light gray, dark gray, blue or charcoal seem to be better home paint colors. Find a way to include these colors in your house for the highest ROI. Focus on a couple of colors instead of overwhelming the eye. Bold, eccentric colors can repel potential buyers. You should also note that if you’re going to switch from a darker to a lighter color, you may need to use two coats of paint. Our team at Shoreline Painting will provide you with more information about the best colors for your house.

The location of your home: Property values vary depending on your home’s location. In popular areas, the resale value of your house might increase even without renovations. Your neighborhood also affects what colors you should paint your property. While your home can be unique, it should also blend in with the other dwellings on your block.

Labor costs: Before booking a painting service, discuss what fees are included in the final price. The price to paint the exterior of your home involves the inspection, preparation, cleaning and painting of your house. By paying labor costs, you’re saving time and energy in exchange for high-quality service. At Shoreline Painting, we will discuss what the price of our painting services covers so that you know what to expect before hiring us.

Additional painting materials: Aside from the paint itself and a paintbrush, you also want to consider other supplies necessary. If there are holes or cracks in your siding, you may need caulking materials. Painter’s tape and protective screening also ensure a clean look, especially when painting trims. When you choose us as your professional painting company, we will have these supplies on hand.

The type of paint you use: Repainting your house adds value when you use high-quality paint. Choose a paint brand that lasts longer and is better for the environment. While top-notch brands may cost more money upfront, you’ll have a better impact on potential homebuyers and may even get a higher offer for your house.

What you paint: While you’ll get the most money out of painting the whole exterior of your property, you can sometimes get away with painting part of it to increase the resale value of your house. Adding a fresh color to the front door can draw attention to the center of the house and enhance your curb appeal. If you have brick accents or stone veneer on the front of your home, you can paint the rest of the house a neutral color to bring out the natural shades of the material.

If you’re ready to make your house more saleable, consider painting the exterior of it. Painting only part of the home can be an attractive way to increase curb appeal and enhance its value. What colors are best for different parts of your home? Contact Ivan’s Painting today at (760) 507-9980 or email ivan@ivansptng.com with any questions!