March 25th, 2017
Add Value To Your Home With Exterior Paint
Exterior paint can add tens of thousands of dollars to the value of your home. Everyone knows that exterior paint helps protect your home from weather. A well protected exterior will add value to your home. However, you can increase the market value of your property or improve occupancy rates in your buildings by choosing the right color schemes.
For example, if you use an exterior paint with a mid-value color, such as tan, next to pure white, it will look beige. But if you paint it next to dark green, it will look off-white. To ensure you are adding value to your home and buying the right color when you're picking out a color from the paint store, you should mask off the colors next to it with a white sheet of paper. Also, if you can, you should choose colors outside in natural light on a cloudy day or in open shade. Bright light creates glare and can distort your perception of the color.
Design your color scheme according to value. Choose whether you want a dark, medium, or light main color. You might consider creating a balanced effect between the top and bottom of your home if there is a lot of detail on the top of your home. Use exterior paint with darker colors toward the bottom to avoid a top-heavy feel. Lighter paint toward the top of the exterior of your home will draw attention toward the top and give a solid and stable feel to the house. This will add value to your home.
Ensure the paint colors you choose complement the colors of the exterior materials of your house, so be sure to match the paint color to the roof, brick, stone, or stucco.
Exterior paint should be used on window sashes and overhead surfaces. Porch ceilings should be painted with exterior paint. Use a lighter color paint to reflect light. You can use warm colors as opposed to cool. For example, a warm yellow-white will give a soft glow.
You can make a small house look bigger by using lighter colors, and dark colors will make a big house look smaller. This might be helpful if the house is squeezed between other homes on a crowded street.
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