5 Interior Painting Tips To Help Boost Your Home’s Marketability

5 Interior Painting Tips To Help Boost Your Home’s Marketability

It’s no secret that when your home goes on the market, you do all you can to make it attractive and stand out from the crowd. From tactics like baking fresh bread before a walk-through (maybe it works?) to making sure the landscaping is on point, you want the house to feel like a potential home.

One of the very best ways you can do this (even better than baking bread, in our opinion) is to refresh your interior paint. And, not just slather product on the walls and call it good, but strategically invest in projects and colors that will offer a maximized return.

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#1 Go Neutral

Not necessarily white, but something that sits on the warmer side of neutral. As an added benefit, this is an extremely popular paint trend, resale value aside.

The key is to find a color that isn’t boring or cold, but that does feel like a clean slate to a prospective buyer. They can customize or transform it if they want, or they can leave it as it is.

#2 Give the Highest-Value Spaces Priority

If there is a particularly worn or tired surface, or maybe a section of damaged wall that needs to be repaired and painted, do that first. But, if all your spaces are in a similar condition, focus on the rooms that buyers will view most critically.

Bathrooms and kitchens are great examples.

A less than attractive living room can be tolerated, but if a bath or kitchen feels dingy or dated, it’s a major-turnoff.

#3 Paint Your Cabinets and Shelving

Nothing transforms a kitchen or bathroom faster than professional cabinet painting. It’s an ideal way to bring fresh, warm style to rooms that can really work in your favor. Try painting your built-in shelving or entertainment center too!

#4 Hire a Professional

Sure, it saves you time and energy which is nice during a move, but it also guarantees a marketable finish. Many well-meaning homeowners have a few friends over, buy a couple of pizzas, and rush through a quick “refreshing” of a few rooms. In most cases, this just doesn’t do your home justice, and doesn’t leave that obviously professional touch that buyers want to see.


Don’t forget the exterior curb appeal too! If you don’t have the time, budget, or need for exterior painting, we would definitely suggest hiring a pro to pressure your siding, driveway, deck, patio, or walkways. It’s a cost-effective way to give your home a vibrant, clean look!

If you have any other questions about your house painting project here in Virginia, Maryland, or the DC area, contact us at Williams Professional Painting! It would be our pleasure to serve you.

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