Give your home a fresh new look with a paint job
Nothing can change the feel and mood of a home as completely and as quickly as a lick of paint.
House painting is a regular part of home maintenance but when it comes to selling your home, or freshening your new home, painting takes on special importance.
It’s often said that you get only one chance to make a first impression, so it pays to have the outside of your home looking its best for prospective buyers.
Take a look at your home from the street. Have the combined effects of time and weather dulled or eroded the painted surfaces? Consider the lift that your home would receive from some fresh external painting.
Unless you have earthquakecracked walls, perhaps your home needs only a touch-up? Consider the difference that it would make to have, say, your downpipes and window sills freshly painted.
But think twice before embarking on a colour scheme that will leave your home looking like it belongs in a different neighbourhood.
There is more room for experimentation inside the home and that’s where paint can really work its magic.
A dull home interior can be transformed with a fresh coat of paint.
Paint provides a coat of protection to the walls but it is also the key element to any interior design.
Paint colour and texture can be used to create myriad effects.
They can make a small room appear larger, make a bedroom more relaxing, or make a rumpus come alive.
Feature walls that are painted a different colour to the rest of the room are common but be sure to get some expert input when mixing and matching colours.
Get a sample pot of your chosen paint and try it on a small part of your wall to get a feel for how the finished job would look.
NEW FEEL: A lick of new paint can change the mood of your home.