Looking for a fast way to add value to your house? If you answered yes, then better start painting the exteriors of your house following these top strategies.
Rick Otton, an author of a best selling property book, suggests that slapping on a fresh coat of paint to your house is one of the fastest ways to improve the value of your property.
“You don’t really have to spend big bucks to increase the value of your house. In fact, when you’re short in time and money is tight it’s the small projects like painting and changing the lights which add fast value to a property.
I agree with Mr. Otton that painting can improve the value of your house, especially when the exterior of your house is painted extremely well. If you are ready to add value to your house with the help of a few paint buckets better read the following tips now:
It’s really tempting to reach for that cheap can of paint, especially when you are doing a project with a very tight budget. But believe me it pays to resist the temptation of buying cheap paint.
A bucket of quality paint lasts for a long time, so you won’t have to keep on buying cans of paint every few months. That bucket of cheap paint, on the other hand, fades easily and doesn’t offer much coverage for every application.
To refresh everyone, the rule of thumb has always been to apply a good coat of primer, sand, then apply your colour coats.
Nowadays you can easily find new viands of paint which combine primer and paint into one product. Manufacturers claim that using these viands can help cut down the number of coats you will have to apply. The only catch is that these varieties are pretty expensive per can, so it’s advisable to look for reviews before choosing which kind to buy.
It’s useless to paint over rotten wood and siding material. No matter how many coats of paint you apply to these areas, there is only one result: deterioration.
There are several solutions for this issue. First, you can replace the decaying areas or trim it with new materials. Second, if the decaying area is small, you can use a wood hardener and match with an exterior filler product.
Dirty and rough surfaces are another problem area when painting, because paint doesn’t stick well in these surfaces. To help your paint stick more thoroughly to exterior walls, you have to clean the siding; trim it thoroughly; let it dry; then sand the surface before you start applying paint.
Start from the top
Here’s a pro tip: always start panting from the top then work your way down the bottom. This way, you’ll have gravity working in your favour and you’ll have better control over your streaks.
The best thing about this trick is that you won’t have to fuss about messy drips. A few swipes of the brush and voila the drip isn’t ruining your work anymore!