If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, remember that first looks matter. Before prospective buyers enter your house, they will look at the exteriors and this will be their first impression of the house. Let us run you through a few ways you can boost the value of your home by sprucing up the exterior walls of your home.
As the seasons pass by, year-after-year, the exterior surfaces of your home are exposed to its worst enemy- moisture. If you do not have preventive measures in place, it can keep your money draining out of your wallet with the repairs.
The issue with moisture is that when the surfaces are painted, the paint film is not resistant to water contact from rain and dew. The problem begins when the moisture gets between the surface and the paint film. The paint film weakens when the level of gloss reduces, which leads to chalking. A good paint film needs to withstand the changes in temperature with its properties.
It is observed that a fresh coat of paint can enhance the value of a residential property. It is more likely to sell with a newly-painted exterior as it is the first thing that home buyers see. This is not surprising since no one would want to own a house with cracks, peels and shabby, chipped wall paint. The duller and uninspiring the exterior paintwork, the more one would expect an equally dull home interior. Despite the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover,” the home exterior is in fact the cover of a book, setting the stage for what lies within. This is why good exterior wall paint is crucial to make the right first impression.
You can choose any colour for the home exteriors as there are no specific colours that work better than the other. However, consider the area and surroundings. Don’t forget to inject some individuality while picking the colour. The paint colour should complement the rest of the buildings in its close proximity. You don’t want the house to stick out like a sore thumb or an eyesore to onlookers.
Most buyers are keen on opting for homes with classy exterior colour combinations rather than just passing trends or fads. You could go for a bold and quirky colour but you need to think about the longevity of its appeal. It would be wise to go for a colour that is elegant and timeless. If you want some inspiration on exterior wall colours, you can even derive it from the elements of nature itself. Your priority should be picking exterior wall colours that would appeal homebuyers.
Choosing paint colours has evolved considerably from the handy colour wheel to online virtual painters that help you select exterior and interior house paint colours by virtually applying, testing and tweaking the same, without even touching the paint brush to the wall.
Once you have shortlisted the paint colours, you can try out the samples on the exterior walls. Observing the paint at different times of the day is important to make the right choice, as the paint appears different in the natural setting than you had expected.
Since good exterior painting work doesn’t have to be re-done for a decade or more, it is necessary that you invest in good-quality exterior wall paints.
Berger Weathercoat LongLife is an innovative exterior paint, a first in the paint industry designed on PU and Silicon Technology. It falls under the luxury category and comes with a 10-year performance warranty. PU provides excellent film strength and unmatched sheen to the paint film.
It is designed for heavy rainfall areas and is formulated with Nano Silicon technology, which offers protection against harsh weather conditions, high moisture levels and issues involving exterior walls.
In addition to this, it has excellent dirt pick-up resistance as it is formulated with unique polymer composition to remove dust and keep your home looking fresh for years to come. In addition to all of this, it is Green Pro Certified, validating the efforts in striving towards cleaner, more sustainable future.
While doing up the exteriors of your home, don’t forget to pay attention to details like the exterior light fixtures. Visit the local light or hardware store and pick out a new fixture that will give your home entrance an aesthetic value. You can pick a modern or a vintage light fixture depending on the style of your home. You can add some architectural flourishes to make your home look unique and eye-catchy. You need to make the effort to ensure your property stands out from the rest of the buildings in the area.
Accents or highlights are best in making smaller structural aspects stand out more against the base colour or darker highlight, such as window panels and doorways. Darker colours are great for drawing attention to an architectural detail that you wish to flaunt, be it an archway or a trim.
You can make a stunning statement to your exteriors by going for a bright, warm door colour. Again, pay attention to the colours that surround your door – the wall, brick and wood as this should influence your colour choice. Even if you are a homeowner who does not bother much about the front door of your home, it is still one of the first things guests, neighbours or buyers notice. It can exude positive vibes to onlookers and your home will be a place you will feel proud of.
When it comes to home painting, the changes can be transformative so it is best to leave it to the experts. Why hire professionals, you ask? Any shortcut that results in a shoddy exterior painting job can be a major turn off for prospective buyers. Also, professional painters are knowledgeable about the latest trends and can guide you when it comes to exterior wall painting ideas.
Contact the experts at Berger Paints India to update your home exterior today!