When a prospective buyer is looking for a new home they aren't just looking for a different home. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to present a home as a new home is by touching up the paint. Sherwin Williams has a new technology called computer matching that makes touching up paint a snap. Simply take a sample larger than a quarter into any Sherwin Williams store and they will create a quart of that same paint. A little Spackle and an 89 cent brush and your done. Simple things like putting a fresh coat of paint on the baseboards can give that appearance of a new paint job without the cost of a full repaint. Merely the smell of fresh paint will etch a prospective buyers memory. When they are dicussing their options that night with their spouse, your home will probably stick out in their mind. As you all know a buyer may only spend an hour or so in a home before making a decision to buy. Even if the walls are beyond touch up it really isn't a lot of work to repaint them the same color. Another option you may discuss with your painter would be to use paint they might have left over from other projects. Most of us have a few gallons of popular colors left over that we would love to get rid of.
One other often misunderstood option is bathtub and tile refinishing. Many bathtubs are beyond cleaning because the protective layer of porcelain has been damaged with abrasive cleaners or other means. A fresh newly refinished bathtub, shower, tile or sink makes an amazing difference. The only options are replacing, which may cost upwards of $3,000 or refinishing with an average cost of around $450 and often times you can't tell the difference between the two. Specially designed epoxy bathtub paint is similar to automotive paint. It dries nearly as hard as porcelain and will last upwards of 8-10 years. Visit our website at www.approvedpainting.com or Call today to schedule a free consultation and explore your options. Good luck with your selling.