Give your home a fresh new look with a paint job

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

The Press

NEW FEEL: A lick of new paint can change the mood of your home.

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