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If you’re getting ready to sell your home a fresh coat of exterior paint is essential to increasing your home’s value. A fresh paint job is the least expensive investment you can make that will bring the biggest return. Fresh exterior paint increases your home’s curb appeal and should be completed prior to listing in order to give buyers a favorable impression. Faded, chipped, or peeling paint can deter potential buyers and give the impression that the property has been poorly maintained. GreenCal Construction has years of experience in painting homes and we’ll take the time to help you find the paint color that will make your home look its absolute best.

A new coat of exterior paint boosts home value

If you’re wondering “how much can paint increase home value?” A fresh coat of exterior paint makes a tremendous difference when putting your home on the market. A survey conducted in 2019 found that painting your house leads to a 51% return on investment when putting your home on the market. A well-done exterior paint job gives a great first impression to potential buyers and will make your home favorable to another property that has not been repainted. Before putting your house on the market it is imperative to have a new coat of exterior paint to increase the value of your home.

What are the best colors to choose to increase value?

There are many options to choose from when picking exterior paint but certain colors will help your home sell for higher than market price. White and gray are the most popular color choices for homes according to the National Association of Realtors. These neutral colors will look crisp and homely paired with any outside decor. 

Additionally, when picking exterior paint do not use more than 3 colors. The 60-30-10 rule should be utilized if you are going to use multiple exterior paint colors. 60% of the paint should be on the body, this will be a main color such as white or gray. 30% will go on the trim and garage and the remaining 10% and third color can be put on shutters. Utilizing this rule paired with complementary colors will boost the value of your home and make it appealing to potential buyers. 

Once you have decided on your colors, hire a qualified contractor to help paint your home. Painting an even and consistent coat is more difficult than it appears and is best left to professionals to ensure the paint job is crisp and clean. 

If you already have a neutral color on your home that is peeling or cracking you are going to need your home repainted. Exterior paint fades over time due to the sun’s rays and other outdoor elements. If you are questioning if you need a new coat of paint just remember touch-ups are always beneficial.

GreenCal Construction is here to help with your next exterior paint project! 

At GreenCal Construction, we will always treat your home like its own. Whether you are choosing a color, paint brand, or are ready to have your home painted GreenCal Construction is an expert in the industry. We will make your home look beautiful and increase its market value. We are looking forward to working with you on all of your exterior painting needs. Contact us today for a free exterior painting quote and to talk to one of our qualified professionals.

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