Overall, buyers are looking for a home that looks clean, neat, and well maintained. By addressing exterior issues,
you immediately give your buyers a positive “first impression.” Here are 5 first impression items to examine when selling your home.
➢ Tip #1: Get into your car and drive away from your home. Drive towards your home the way a potential buyer
would. Notice your first impressions of your home? Is the landscaping well groomed? How about the driveway and
curb? Can you easily see the architecture of the home, or is it blocked by trees and bushes. Notice your roof? Is it
in good condition? Make a list of items that need attention.
➢ Tip #2: Paint your front door and mailbox. Po...
When painting the exterior of your home or building it is important to use paint colours that will be fade resistant, especially if direct sun exposure is intense. Light paint colours work best for non fading. Dark colours absorb more heat and are more susceptible to moisture problems, thus light colours last longer. Red paints tend to fade the quickest while whites and neutrals resist fading fairly well.
If colour is what you desire lighter shades will give you better fade resistant qualities.
Painting your home is an important decision. With a wide variety of styles and decorative options choosing the right paint colour is no easy task. Here is a list of 5 of the most popular paint colours.
1. Warm White. White with a light trace of gray is timeless. It can brighten up a space a even make a room feel larger.
2. Gary Green. This colour is cool and provides a crisp feel and goes well with a wide range of colours.
3. Warm Beige. With a slightly red undertone warm beige complements dark tones woods such as mahogany and cherry.
4. Gray. This colour is quickly becoming to be known as the "new white". Interior designers love working with this versatile shade.
5. Blue. Cool blue i...
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When painting bathrooms it is important to use the proper paint and primer. The best paint finishes to apply to bathroom walls is semi gloss, satin or glossy with a mildew resistant additive. Humidity and moisture in bathrooms can damage walls and even cause microbial growth. You may want to consider using a primer prior to painting the walls. Here are a few quality primers:
- KILZ Mold & Mildew Interior | Exterior Primer
- Zinsser Peel Stop White Triple Thick Interior/Exterior High Build Binding Primer
- BEHR White Acrylic Interior Kitchen, Bath, and Trim Stain-Blocking Primer and Sealer
It is a good idea to run the bathroom fan when taking showers or running a tub of hot water. Opening a window ...
WHAT SHOULD YOU AVOID WHEN PAINTING YOUR EXTERIOR?
#1. DON’T PAINT WHEN IT’S WET OUTSIDE!
Avoid painting on rainy days, and always make sure all the surfaces you’ll be painting are completely dry. This is essential if you want to end up with a perfectly even application. If there is rain in the forecast you may want to paint another day.
#2. DON’T PAINT OUTSIDE AN ACCEPTABLE TEMPERATURE RANGE!
You don’t want to try to paint outside in the middle of winter since it’s usually too cold for the paint to be able to dry and properly cure. Some days can be considered too hot for painting, since extreme heat can cause problems with how the paint dries as well. Re...
What is Antimicrobial Paint?
Many people have heard of antimicrobial paint but aren’t entirely sure how it can benefit them, how effective it is, or whether it is safe to use. Antimicrobial paint was originally created for use in hospitals. Antimicrobial paint is designed to resist microbial growth such as viruses, bacteria and other germs, keeping your home safer and better protected against mould damage, and making your interior walls easier to clean.
How does AntiMicrobial Paint Work?
When creating this type of paint, manuafactuers use an antimicrobial additive to make the paint itself resistant to bacteria and viruses. When its applied to the walls of a home, it actively kills 99.9% o...
Did you know that painting your home can help to improve your health? In fact there are a number of healthy benefits you can gain from a new paint job. Paint can help keep dust and dirt levels low which improves your home’s air quality. Additionally low and zero VOC paints and finishes contribute to healthy air quality.
Each year depending on your geographical location, heavy storms can cause large amounts of property damage. Homes, business and communities can often be hit hard. If you reside in an area where either heavy rain or snowfall is common you should pay close attention to potential water intrusion.
After large amounts of precipitation water can make its way into a property. Always check for leaks in the ceilings, exterior walls and in lower levels and basements for moisture or sitting water. It is a good idea to check your property's humidity level on a regular basis. A level of 40% or lower is recommended. If you have water intrusion it is critical to dry it as quickly as possible. Set fans an...