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Perk up your Home with Paint

So, itís time to think about selling your home. You have done a lot of living in your house; many pleasant memories exist there. But, perhaps the interior walls of your home have seen better days? You love the way you used a few of your favorite hues to brighten up your home. Maybe your kids have personalized their bedrooms a little too much. Or maybe your home just needs a fresh coat of paint to attract some desirable attention. When putting your home on the real estate market, especially when the market is sluggish, it is important to make the most of your homeís potential.

Your home must be clean, inside and out. The interior of the home must show light and bright. The use of color needs to be subtle, yet appealing. Since oneís color preference is based mainly on personal taste, using a neutral color palette is the best way to go when preparing your home for a sale. The appropriate use of paint in your decorating scheme can perk up a dull and lackluster home interior.

It can hide defects in the walls and ceiling. Paint can correct a lot of imperfections in the overall appearance of the home. The correct color of paint has the ability to enlarge even the smallest of spaces. The perfect wall color can make larger spaces more appealing, giving the space a feeling of warmth. The use of white paint throughout your home is a good way to de-personalize the interior of your home and make it appealing to potential buyers. This way they can better visualize their own color palette, fabrics and furniture they have in your space, helping them visualize themselves actually living in your home. In a buyerís market, one must give the sellerís choices in color, decorate schemes and tastes in a home preference over their own choices if they intend on selling their home as quickly as possible. The condition of the exterior paint of your house also leaves a lasting impression on a buyer, especially since the outside is the very first thing they see when viewing a home. Peeling exterior paint, damaged wood, and dirty shingles do not make a very good impression on potential buyers. If the trim on the exterior of your home is worn and the paint has started to peel, a thorough touch-up with paint is needed.

To match your current color, simply remove a chip of paint and take it to a hardware or paint store. Try using the leftover paint from your last exterior paint job, mix it up and try it in an inconspicuous area. Or, if it is simply too old, go ahead and get a fresh can of paint made up for a good match. Maybe the best thing to do, depending on the condition of your exterior, is to try a completely new and fresh look. Does it seem like a lot of work to sell your home? Well, it is a lot of work. But, this type of work can teach you a lot about yourself, your own preference for certain colors and challenge your home improvement skills. And what better way to practice decorating your next home then on your current home. The rewards will only benefit your pocketbook and lessen the time and stress in selling your home in the long run.


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