A Little Paint Goes A Long Way

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A Little Paint Goes A Long Way

Thursday, March 8th, 2020

About to sell your home but don’t want to spend a fortune on a major home renovation?

You can easily give your home a makeover with a new paint pro job.  It is one of the most cost effective investments you could make preparing your home for prospective buyers.  Here are 5 quick tips on how:

1. Paint the Flooring

House painters have seen a trend in painted wooden floors, using high quality paint. It is a trendy and practical way to spruce up your tired old floors without spending a ton of money.  If you have damaged, scratched or scuffed up hardwood that is too thin to refinish properly, definitely consider painting it.

2. Paint Your Cabinets

Painting old cabinets can give your kitchen or bathroom a whole new look at a mere fraction of the cost compared to a cabinet replacement.  Painting contractors often offer cabinet refinishing options so that you can keep your cabinet boxes but paint or stain the wooden doors, drawer fronts and exposed panels.  So, whether you want to modernize those mid-90s, honey oak cabinets with dark stain or lighten up a dark and dated kitchen by painting the cabinets white, cabinet refinishing is a cost-effective home upgrade that has a great return on investment.

3. Paint the Backsplash

If you are looking to modernize your bathroom that has dated peach-coloured wall tile or your kitchen’s floral tile backsplash you don’t have to rip it out and replace it.  Look for the high-quality paint kits available at building supply stores that are made to paint seamlessly over tile. When these paints are dry they are completely waterproof as well as mildew resistant making this an excellent option.

4. Paint Wood Paneling

If your basement has a feature wall with retro paneling and you really don’t want to spring for drywall you can spruce it up and give it a modern, open look with a fresh coat of paint that goes over that wood paneling.  Painting contractors can recommend a specific paint type for this wood paneling.

5. Repaint Trim and Paint it White

You will notice that most trim and moldings in residential properties are white.  Repainting your white scuffed-up baseboards will go a long way in making your home look fresh and cared for.  If your home was more unique and had different colored trim, consider painting them white.  White has always been the most popular, classic colour for trim and also pops against every potential wall colour so it is a very optimal choice.

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