Where to Invest in a Fresh Coat of Paint?

Where to Invest in a Fresh Coat of Paint?

If you are thinking of selling your home, you may want to consider a fresh coat of paint. Paint goes a long way in transforming a home from mundane to inspiring and improving its saleability along the way! It’s proven that (done correctly) your home will sell for more money in fewer days on the market.

When it comes to a fresh coat of paint, it’s not just the walls that could use it. Try these ideas on for size:

Exterior Brick or Siding

Colour is as important to your home’s exterior as its interior. But exterior colour is usually applied in the form of siding, trim and roofing—a far more permanent investment than wall paint or accessories. With a little colour know-how, you can pick the perfect colour scheme for your home’s exterior, one that reflects your tastes and your home’s architectural style. Try painting brick or stucco a more modern colour to give your home a low-cost makeover.

Approximate Cost: $1,500-$3,000


Front Door and Mailbox

Sometimes, all you need to do is complete a small, inexpensive update to fall in love with your home all over again. By painting an exterior door a vibrant colour, you can enhance your home’s curb appeal and it’s easy to change for future updates or owners.

Approximate Cost: $100


Ceilings and Trim Work

Often painted white. Don’t forget baseboards, crown mouldings and the trim around windows and doors.

Approximate Cost: $500


Painted Fireplaces

Painting a fireplace can be a fun project when you want to change the look of your fireplace area. It can add a fresh new look to your home and can make the overall room more inviting for friends and family.

Approximate Cost: $300-$500


Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

With the high cost of re-facing or replacing faded or dated kitchen cabinets, painting them is a great option. Done correctly, this can make a dramatic difference to one of the most used rooms in a house.

Approximate Cost: $400-$600


Stair Banisters and Spindles

A coat of white paint to the spindles and black on the banister adds life to a tired and dated staircase. Consider adding a carpet runner to really make it stand out.

Approximate Cost: $500-$1,000



Changing the colour scheme in a room is the fastest and least expensive decorating touch on the market. It enhances the room’s appeal and, simply put, is the best bang for your buck.

Approximate Cost: $300-$500


That Old Piece of Furniture

Sometimes old furniture is a necessity. Sometimes it’s just fun. Older pieces can make a new style statement, provide economical storage and extra seating or continue a family tradition. Add freshness, style and charm to old furniture with new paint. Consider accenting it with new hardware.

Approximate Cost: $75

source: www.livelovediy.com/2012/04/how-to-paint-trim.html