When Should Sellers Repaint Their Home’s Interior?

Most real estate agents report that buyers are as impressed by “sparkling” interiors as they are by attractive landscaping and curb appeal. The visual triggers that prompt that sort of excitement, however, may have less to do with trendy countertop materials or big name appliances than with the quality of light, the views out of clean windows and the appeal of freshly painted rooms.

Running a close second with most buyers, who tend to visualize their personal belongings in any potential new home, is the way the rooms flow, and a coordinated neutral color scheme adds to a sense of spaciousness and style.

Professional home stagers regularly recommend that sellers “declutter and depersonalize,” but many homeowners resist taking the next step to freshen up interior spaces with a new coat of paint, fearing that prospective buyers might not like their choices. While not every home on the market needs a fresh coat of paint, there are at least five good reasons for considering repainting before listing your home for sale.

Lack of a Cohesive Color Plan

People who love color tend to make bold choices for their homes when selecting internal paint colors. If you have some rooms with intense tones, or if every bedroom is painted a different color (especially a bright or saturated hue), it is wise to repaint at least those rooms with an overall decor scheme in mind. That doesn’t mean painting all the walls white or even beige. Work with a painting consultant to choose a soothing hue: shades of grey are very popular today and are a good starting point for decor that varies from traditional to Euro-tech.

Damaged and Stained Walls

Normal wear and tear cannot be avoided, but if a child’s room has stains and scuffs, or if kitchen and bathroom walls look dull and dingy, they will benefit from fresh paint in a satin finish to resist future smudges.

Lack of Light and Small Spaces

Buyers look for spacious dimensions and bright rooms. You can sometimes create an illusion of expansive space and capture natural light from even average size windows by choosing the right paint color. For a room with northern exposure, particularly in an area that has cold winters, try a sunny cream tone or a pink-tinged off-white to enliven the space, warm it up and make it live as large as possible. If you have the opposite problem, perhaps a room with an overly high ceiling or a space that seems disproportionately large, try improving the scale by painting the ceiling a shade darker than the walls, or painting a single wall in a coordinated accent shade.

No Place to Relax

Try to create pockets of peace and quiet, especially in bedrooms and baths. While red is said to encourage conversation and create a healthy appetite, making it a great accent color for the dining room, it is too bold and energetic a hue for most bedroom spaces. Blue in all its variations is a universal favorite, but newer colors drawn from nature — greens and golds, shades reminiscent of sun, sand and sky, or even the moody blue and violet tones of distant mountains — are smart and trendy. They also blend beautiful with neutral colors used in other parts of the home, and will set your home apart from the pack.

Dingy Utility Spaces

You might not view the garage as a priority, but a fresh, clean garage conveys the impression that you have maintained the entire house in excellent condition. Look as the laundry room, the kitchen pantry and all your closets with the same critical eye. If they’re in less than pristine shape, take the time to move everything out and repaint walls at the same time you resolve to dispose of the items you no longer use.

When prospective buyers exclaim over the abundance of storage space in your home, just smile knowingly and nod!

House Painting CT

Exterior:

If you live in CT you probably know that painting the exterior of your house is limited to the weather.
So when is a good time to paint?
That is completely dependent on temperature. There are some paints that allow you to work as low as 35° like Sherwin Williams Resilience, others might require 50°. Usually oil paints require higher temperature. Normally the exterior house painting season in CT runs between March and November.

Where to buy near West Hartford CT?

Sherwin Williams

1. West Hartford #5240
1077 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110-2416
Phone: (860)570-1216

2. Wethersfield #5329
725 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT 06109-3058
Phone: (860)529-2078

3. Avon #5273
353 W Main St
Avon, CT 06001-3644
Phone: (860)674-1478

4. New Britain #5953
554 W Main St
New Britain, CT 06053-3916
Phone: (860)229-0341

5. Bristol #5653
1197 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT 06010-4751
Phone: (860)589-8804

6. Southington #5380
405 Queen St
Southington, CT 06489-1823
Phone: (860)621-5396

7. Cromwell #5298
Lincoln Square
Cromwell, CT 06416-2632
Phone: (860)635-1848

8. Manchester #5245
257 Broad St
Manchester, CT 06040-4037
Phone: (860)643-6636

Benjamin Moore

1.The John Boyle Co., Inc.
1230 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, Ct 06107
Telephone: (860) 233-4455

2.Reardon’s Color Center
726 Maple Ave, Hartford, Ct 06114
Telephone: (860) 247-9800

3.The John Boyle Co., Inc.
550 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield, Ct 06002
Telephone: (860) 243-9521

4.The John Boyle Co., Inc.
176 Newington Rd, West Hartford, Ct 06110
Telephone: (860) 236-0001

5.Rocky’s Hardware, Inc.
192 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, Ct 06109
Telephone: (860) 257-1258

6.United Paint & Wallpaper, Inc.
669 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Ct 06109
Telephone: (860) 529-3335

7.Maher’s Paint & Wallpaper Llc
369 W Main St, Avon, Ct 06001
Telephone: (860) 678-1200

8.The John Boyle Co., Inc.
152 S Main St, New Britain, Ct 06051
Telephone: (860) 224-2436

9.Larsen Hardware, Inc.
220 Albany Tpke, Canton, Ct 06019
Telephone: (860) 693-4618

Pittsburgh

1.Ace Park Hardware
415 Park St
Hartford, Ct 06106
860-247-9118

2.Pittsburgh Paints #9431
292 Murphy Rd
Hartford, Ct 06114
860-522-9544

3.Star Hardware
2995 Main St
Hartford, Ct 06120
860-246-5617

4.Shop-Rite Paint And Hwde Sply
574 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, Ct 06109
860-436-3788

5.Burnside Hardware
629 Burnside Ave
East Hartford, Ct 06108
860-289-8110

6.Rice Hardware
2149 Poquonock Ave
Windsor, Ct 06095
860-688-9705

7.Painter’s Edge
32-34 Chamberlain Highway
Kensington, Ct 06037
860-829-8926

There are others, I didn’t want to make this page super long so nobody would ever find nothing.

Interior:

Interior house painting CT shouldn’t be any different from the rest of the country and can be performed throughout the year provided there is heat in the house when it’s cold.

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