3 Surprising Benefits of Painting Your Home

Painting your home doesn’t just make your house look pretty — it has some awesome hidden benefits too.

Painting your home is one of those unspoken topics that suffocate the room every weekend; When are we going to paint? It’s a project that is usually an afterthought we reserve for a long weekend when we feel that we can finally get around to it.

But painting your home is more than a weekend chore. It holds a lot more worth than an “I feel like we should” attitude. Whether it’s painting your home’s exterior or your interior walls, adding a fresh coat of paint to your home has some surprising benefits.

1) Protection

When is the last time you had your walls painted? Think of all of the wear and tear your home’s surfaces endure daily. From hanging things, absorbing light, to all the dust, dirt, and grime, your walls go through a lot. They get dirty and worn down quickly.

Giving your walls and update with some high-quality paint is an easy way to get your walls clean and ready for the next few years. A professional paint job requires walls to be adequately clean to ensure proper adhesion.

And with a new coat of paint, your walls will have a new layer of protection from moisture. Moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth and even more extensive damage to your walls. A new coat of paint on your walls can help seal out moisture, reducing the added weight that can put stress on your home’s structural integrity. And with quality paint, it can help repel all the dirt, dust, and allergens, making it easier to keep your home clean.

2) Value

Besides having newly protected surfaces, freshly painted walls or exteriors can increase curb appeal and the value of your house if you ever plan on selling your home.

Painting your home is an affordable way to make an upgrade to your house before putting it on the real estate market.. It’s an easy way to save you money rather than doing a full-on remodel. Hiring a paint contractor to paint your house can make your home look newer, cleaner, and more attractive to potential buyers. Who wouldn’t want to spend more money on a house that looks new and clean?

Also, depending on the colors you choose to use for painting your home and the rooms that you want to paint, you can capitalize on this investment. For example, using blue paint in your home can increase the value of your home by at least $5,000.

3) Personalization

When you move into a new home, all of the paint colors are pre-determined. Whether you are renting or you just buying a house,  you likely didn’t choose the colors before moving in. In new places, the colors of the walls are from the previous tenant.

While the colors got you in the door, it’s time to make your place feel like a home. And we’re not talking about just throwing on a coat of beige paint to neutralize the space (but if beige paint is your thing, then go ahead). Painting is your opportunity to coordinate the colors of your walls and home with your decor, furniture, and most importantly your personality.

Colors can make us feel particular ways. If you want to feel energized or royal, happy or sleepy, there is a paint color that is perfect for the mood you are hoping to set. Imagine how much more pleasurable your life will be if your home is a reflection of what you most enjoy.

There you have it! Painting your home can do a lot more than just a simple update to your home. It has a lot of essential benefits that most people don’t necessarily think about and are intangible (except that money you will get when you sell).

So get started with your paint project today by getting a free quote from Paintzen!