Few things have the potential to give you a rush as a homeowner quite like the idea of customizing your property from top to bottom. This is something that is simply not possible when you are stuck renting a property, as no matter whether you rent an apartment, condo, or even another home, you are still stuck having to play by the rules set down by your landlord. Any lasting change in the property’s appearance or long-term value goes through them, which means that you are denied the chance to show off your creativity, invest in your future, and really feel as though you “own” the place – because you don’t.
When you own a home of your own, however, it’s a different story. Now you can take full ownership of the property in question in both a literal and a symbolic sense. What’s more, you can finally set to work investing in your property. Raising its long-term value can be a great way to improve your own financial portfolio.
Exterior painting can be a great way to accomplish both of these goals – and here’s how.
Choosing the Right Paint Job
First and foremost, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re getting the right type of paint job for your particular home. That means more than just slapping on a coat of paint. You’ll want to take a range of factors into consideration. What color would look best on the exterior of your home? What colors would best accentuate that primary color? What type of texture do you want your exterior paint job to have? All of these questions can have a major impact on which paints you choose and, in turn, how much you are ultimately able to raise your home’s property value. When it comes to raising your home’s property value via painting, you often get what you pay for. Stick with inexpensive paints, and you can bet it will chip, flake, grow dirty, fade, or otherwise degrade in quality relatively fast.
Applying Paint and Other Improvements
That’s why you’ll want to make sure that you’re not only choosing high-quality paint, but also some form of sealant, to help keep the paint in place and protected from the elements. Once you have done this, it’s time to get the paint applied. If you are applying the paint yourself, you’ll want to take the time to make sure that you take enough time to avoid that aforementioned chipping and flaking while likewise ensuring that the paint job doesn’t appear slapdash. The paint job should look smooth, sleek, and clean. If you need guidance in this regard, there are a wide range of highly helpful guides online that can offer great pointers on how to pull off the type of paint job that’s sure to raise your property value.
That is the end goal, after all, and taking the time to choose high-quality paints and sealants that fit current trends and then applying them in a smooth, clean manner can do just that – a solution elegant in its simplicity.
Ray is an inspiring leader with a strong work ethic stemming from his exemplary upbringing in a caring and loving family environment. His parents modeled the importance of integrity and hard work to him and his siblings, values which Ray now instills in his teenage daughter. As the owner of Aspen Painting & Wallcovering, Inc., he leads by example by expecting nothing but the best from himself and his employees. His primary goal is to provide superior service and quality craftsmanship to each of his clients so that they become enthusiastic ambassadors for the company. Ray is a passionate team player who always strives to exceed expectations.