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7 Signs a Room Needs a Fresh Coat of Paint

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If you’re looking to sell your home, residential house painting is an essential step that might boost the value of your home. According to Opendoor, an upgrade to your interior painting provides a return on investment (ROI) of 107%. Even if you don’t plan on moving, an upgrade is a smart choice because it can improve your home’s style. If you’re not sure you need an upgrade, here are seven signs that you need to work with a painting professional right away.

1. You Can See That The Paint is Fading

The first and most obvious sign that you need new paint is fading throughout your home’s interior. For example, you should look at areas where the sun hits your paint. These typically fade more quickly and need touchups to stay strong. It’s important to contact a professional if you notice this problem to ensure it doesn’t worsen with time.

The tricky thing about this process is that paint tends to slowly lose its color rather than fade out all at once. As a result, you might not notice the fading because it happens over such an extended period. Of course, you can compare it to photos of the walls, but it can still be hard to tell whether or not the color has truly faded to the point of needing a refresh. Thankfully, you can contact professional paint teams that can gauge whether it’s faded and provide you with more information about how to mitigate this issue.

2. You See Obvious Signs of Damage

Now, there comes a time when your home’s interior paint is going to end up getting damaged. It’s hard to avoid because your home is likely to go through a lot of wear and tear over the years. Thankfully, you can typically watch for these issues, such as cracks throughout the pain or even tears, that indicate an obvious need to upgrade your interior paintwork.

This process may include calling in a professional to inspect your home and make sure that its paint is as strong as possible. By working with a trustworthy team, it should be fairly easy to identify common symptoms of paint damage and correct them effectively. They can even spot damage issues you didn’t notice, such as wear and tear in hard-to-see areas of the house.

3. You’re Tired of the Color

It happens to just about every homeowner at some time: they get sick of their home’s color and design choices. That can be a very frustrating experience for many. Some might just try to deal with their distaste for their new home simply to save money. We strongly suggest that you call our residential house painting services to manage this problem for you. After all, you live in the home and deserve to be happy with how it looks.

If you are thinking of swapping out the color of your walls, it’s a great idea to get a professional color consultation. You wouldn’t want to choose a color that’s out of style or one that doesn’t match the overall aesthetic of your home otherwise. Certain rooms match certain colors, and your professional painters should be able to recommend the best fit for you and your space.

4. You Want to Sell Your Home

Remember what we said at the beginning of the article about how interior painting can improve your home’s value? If not, we reported that you can get over a 100% return on investment rate when painting your home’s interior. That makes it essential to paint your home before putting it on the market. Doing so can drive up its price and make you more cash in the end.

Just as importantly, this process can make your home more appealing to potential buyers. That’s because you can provide a more neutral paint color, such as white or gray, that they can adjust to meet their needs. This will also give you the opportunity to go with trendier paint colors and styles that will help bring in even more potential buyers. In this way, it should be easier for you to sell your home at a reasonable price and to produce the high-quality look that you want for its design.

5. You Haven’t Painted It In a Long Time

Now, if you’re like most people, you probably haven’t painted your home in a very long time. That’s a common issue for outdoor paint but is even more of a concern with indoor rooms. While the interior paint isn’t as prone to damage as outdoor types, it’s still important for you to regularly upgrade your interior to ensure that the paint stays strong and secure.

We suggest upgrading your paint at least every 2-3 years in areas that are heavily used, such as bedrooms. However, you can probably hold off on upgrading dining rooms, living rooms, and ceilings for 5-7 years. That’s because these areas typically see far less damage than other rooms and usually don’t need frequent upgrades nearly as much by comparison.

6. You Spot Molding Growing Through the Paint

Mold is never a welcome new home guest and is a particularly problematic issue when it grows through your paint. This problem can develop quickly if your paint is old and may even get under the paint itself if you aren’t careful. Thankfully, a new coat of paint can help you manage this problem after you get the mold removed and apply new paint.

Better paint not only helps restore the room after you remove the mold (covering up the damaged spots) but can also prevent mold from developing again. That’s because you can install mold-resistant paint that can help with this issue. Note that you also need to take care of any underlying issues that may trigger mold growth, such as poor water management.

7. You See Other Stains and Marks

Lastly, it’s probably time to paint your walls if you see any stains or marks spreading across their surface. These imperfections may occur over time and result from things like chemical exposure, sun damage, and even food spillage. There’s no reason to let your home look bad; just call a professional to get rid of these marks for you.

For example, our team of painting experts will visit your home, identify where the stains and marks have developed, and remove your old paint (if necessary). Then, we can apply an all-new coat that can improve your home’s interior and make it more attractive. Don’t forget, upgrades like these not only make your home more stylish but can even improve its value, making this a smart choice if you’re interested in selling your house at any time soon.

If your home is experiencing any of these symptoms and you’re not sure what to do, call Deano’s Deluxe Painting right away to get help. As a residential house painting team, our crew will investigate your home’s style, figure out what paint works best for you, and provide the support that you need. We’ll take all of the difficult steps that you don’t want to do yourself and will ensure that your painting goes as smoothly as possible for your home’s overall paint needs. We look forward to working with you to improve your home’s paint soon!

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