Painting your home is one of those projects that are usually an afterthought we reserve for a long weekend when we feel that we can finally get around to it. But painting your home is more than a weekend chore. It holds a lot more worth than an “I feel like we should” attitude. Whether it’s painting your home’s exterior or your interior walls, adding a fresh coat of paint doesn’t just make your house look pretty — it has some awesome hidden benefits too.
When was the last time you had your walls painted? Think of all of the wear and tear your home’s surfaces endure daily. From hanging things, absorbing light, to all the dust, dirt, and grime, your walls go through a lot. They get dirty and worn down quickly.
Giving your walls an update with some high-quality paint is an easy way to get your walls clean and ready for the next few years. A professional paint job requires walls to be adequately clean to ensure proper adhesion.
And with a new coat of paint, your walls will have a new layer of protection from moisture. Moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth and even more extensive damage to your walls. A new coat of paint on your walls can help seal out moisture, reducing the added weight that can put stress on your home’s structural integrity. And with quality paint, it can help repel all the dirt, dust, and allergens, making it easier to keep your home clean.
Besides having newly protected surfaces, freshly painted walls or exteriors can increase curb appeal and the value of your house if you ever plan on selling your home.
Painting your home is an affordable way to make an upgrade to your house before putting it on the real estate market. It’s an easy way to save you money rather than doing a full-on remodel. Hiring a painting contractor to paint your house can make your home look newer, cleaner, and more attractive to potential buyers. Who wouldn’t want to spend more money on a house that looks new and clean?
Also, depending on the colors you choose to use for painting your home and the rooms that you want to paint, you can capitalize on this investment. For example, using blue paint in your home can increase the value of your home by at least $5,000.
When you move into a new home, all your paint colors are pre-determined. Whether you are renting or buying a house, you likely didn’t choose the colors before moving in. In new places, the colors of the walls are usually left over from the previous tenant.
While the colors got you in the door, it’s time to make your place feel like a home. And we’re not talking about just throwing on a coat of beige paint to neutralize the space (but if beige paint is your thing, then go ahead). Painting is your opportunity to coordinate the colors of your walls and home with your decor, furniture, and most importantly your personality.
Colors can make us feel certain ways. If you want to feel energized or royal, happy or sleepy, there is a paint color that is perfect for the mood you are hoping to set. Imagine how much more pleasurable your life will be if your home is a reflection of what you most enjoy.