Most of us would agree that painting is a quick and easy way to refresh or update your home. From painting a child’s room to changing the color of your exterior finish, painting is one home improvement strategy that’s both cost effective and produces immediate results.
But, painting your home’s interior and exterior walls and trim has added value. The benefits that painting can bring to you and your family are many, and varied. Yes, indeed, keeping a fresh coat of paint on walls and trim can also keep homeowners and their families healthy, while boosting the home’s interior and curb appeal.
Why should you keep a fresh coat of paint on your walls? Check out the Top 10 Reasons Why You Need To Paint Your House Inside and Out. Sure to change your mind about one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your home and living environment.
Increases Real Estate Value of Your Home. Painting both interior and exterior walls, trim and other home surfaces will increase the overall real estate value of your home. This helps in valuation of your assets, and can help with resale.
Enhances Curb Appeal. Painting exterior walls, trim and other surfaces of your home will increase curb appeal.
Promotes Healthy Indoor Air Quality. Painting interior walls, trim and other surfaces with quality, low VOC and zero-VOC paints and finishes can reduce odors and fumes, and promote healthy, indoor air quality for you and your family.
Keeps Dust, Dirt to a Minimum. Particularly in homes with plaster walls, keeping your interior walls, trim and other surfaces painted can keep dust and dirt at bay. Paint keeps plaster in check, and dust to a minimum. For old homes or tough interior surfaces, make sure you use high quality paint, like Benjamin Moore or Kelly Moore.
Hides Permanent Marks, Stains. Painting both interior and exterior walls, trim and other home surfaces will help the homeowner cover permanent marks or stains that have proven difficult to remove.
Protects Exterior Surfaces. Painting both interior and exterior walls, trim and other home surfaces will help the homeowner protect the home from the inclement weather, particularly ice and snow.
Protects Interior Surfaces. Painting both interior and exterior walls, trim and other home surfaces will help these areas hold up under normal wear and tear, and protect walls from damaging effects of water.
The Most Inexpensive Remodel. Does your home need a new look? In this economy, homeowners are finding out that there’s nothing quite like painting to refresh your home and living environment, at a fraction of the cost of a remodel. A gallon of paint will run $15 to $50 per gallon. For quality paint, expect to pay more. If hiring a professional painter, expect to pay from $300 per room, and $1500 to $3000 for 1500 feet, depending upon the quality of the paint and the kinds of painting treatments you have done to your home.
High Value Make Over. Does your home need updating? Painting can provide a quick update at pennies on the dollar. Buy quality, low VOC and zero-VOC paints and finishes and you’ll save time and money on the cost of covering your walls.
Positive Energy, Improved Homeowner Outlook. Amazing as it seems, sometimes changing the interior and exterior colors of your home can have the effect of changing your outlook on your home and living environment. Light or white paint makes small rooms and spaces appear bigger. Bright colors can make a family or play room fun and vibrant. Pastels can make a bedroom cozy and serene.
Published by M.G. Hardiman – Featured Contributor in Lifestyle
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