The Value of Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Painting your home’s exterior increases your San Rafael home’s value, whether you want a change or need to sell. A new paint color for your home can help make a cosmetic improvement, make you feel at home, or inject your personality. This is also an excellent way to improve the house’s curb appeal and help your house sell.

Fall in Love with Your Home with a New Paint Color

Many consider improving their home’s value when it comes time to sell. While painting your home’s exterior certainly helps, it’s important that you love your home as long as you live there. Improving your home’s exterior with a new color palette can help you improve your home’s appeal as well as making it a place you’ll love coming home to each day.

Your home is an extension of yourself, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to turn it into something you truly enjoy with a new exterior paint color. Or colors, because a creative way to make a statement is using two to three colors between your siding, trim, porch, and door.

While there are a variety of reasons to paint your San Rafael home’s exterior, these are the big three:

  • Storm damage
  • Cosmetic improvements
  • Adding your personality

Repair Storm Damage

Even in beautiful San Rafael, storms can occur and damage your home’s exterior. To maximize the repair to your home’s exterior, it’s important to finish with matching paint. Whether you need to touch up the repaired section or start fresh, hiring the right home painter can give you a finished product that will make you forget the storm happened.

If your home’s exterior paint is fading, though, it can be difficult to closely match the new and the old paint. In this case, we highly recommend repainting your home’s entire exterior to maximize its value.

Once the repairs are made, we can help you maximize your home’s potential with just a few coats of paint

Make Cosmetic Improvements

Even if there is no structural damage you need to repair and repaint, making cosmetic improvements like painting your home’s exterior is an excellent way to improve its value.

The color change doesn’t need to be significant to change its appearance. Depending on your home’s current condition, subtlety can be as striking as a major color change. A fresh coat of a similar shade can be just the cosmetic improvement your San Rafael home needs.

Of course, completely changing your color is an ideal option as well. Our colorist can take neighborhood trends and possible HOA requirements and create a color palette that will bring a welcome change to your home’s appearance.

 Adding Your Personality

Your home is a big purchase, and painting the exterior can make the house your home upon moving in. We love adding clients’ personality to their home’s new interior or exterior!

Depending on your priorities and market conditions, you may have a new home that needs a new exterior paint job. This is an ideal situation for a new paint color to embody your fresh start.

Improving Your Home’s Resell Value by Painting Your Home’s Exterior

When looking to sell your home, painting your home’s exterior can help it stand out from other homes on the market. Improving your home’s resale value with fresh paint focuses on three parts:

  • Improve curb appeal
  • Update style
  • Watch neighborhood trends

Improve Curb Appeal with New Exterior Paint

There are a few ways you can improve your home’s curb appeal, from painting to landscaping. Painting your home’s exterior means you can make a great first impression on potential buyers. This is particularly important if your home has weathered large storms.

Storm damage, mildew, and missing or unmatched siding can impact your home’s curb appeal, which means it’s time for a change. When hiring a painter for your home’s exterior, it’s critical to hire the right one.

Experienced painters know that painting a home’s exterior involves special attention to detail. When it’s painted the right way, your home’s new paint color will last for years and dramatically improve your curb value.

Update Your Home’s Style by Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Your home’s exterior often shows the age of your home, and a new paint color offers an improved exterior without needing a renovation. Updating your home’s cosmetic style can help improve its allure to potential buyers, even if the style may seem outdated.

A Victorian-style home with peeling paint can look fresh and new while retaining the character of the home and era.

When updating your home with a new paint color, it’s important to consider your home’s age. If your home was built before 1978, we take every necessary lead precaution as outlined by the EPA for RRP contractors. This includes wet scraping with full containment and cleanup with HEPPA Vacuums.

All bare areas are primed with chalking or stains, and we finish the preparation by caulking trim, windows, cracked siding, damaged woods, and stucco cracks. These precautions and extensive preparation ensures your family, pets, and neighbors are protected against possible lead contamination, and helps us lay a high quality base for your new color palette.

It’s also important that your San Rafael house painter knows the proper manufacturer instructions for each paint, too. If the paint isn’t applied to the proper thickness, it will not last as long. Every exterior home we paint receives two full coats of ultra-premium paints, as described by the PDCA.

This means we use more paint than others, but also that we can offer a longer warranty.

Watch Neighborhood Paint Trends

Neighborhood trends is perhaps the most important part of painting your home to increase its resell value. Taking this into consideration means you can help create a cohesive street. (This often isn’t a case where standing out is the best option.)

Even though the neighborhood may use the same color palette, there are still ways to distinguish your home from the rest. Contrasting trim, planters, and new landscaping can help your home stand out while remaining cohesive, which is important for its resell value in many areas.

Whether you’re looking to improve your home’s exterior or sell in the next few years, painting your home’s exterior is an ideal way to improve its value. A home reflects the personality of its owner, and painting the exterior can share it in a unique and creative way.

Regardless of why you want to paint your San Rafael home, our experienced and talented team can help make it a reality. Schedule your free consultation by giving us a call at (888) 977-2468.