Painting to Sell Your House

painting to sell

Why are you painting to sell your house? Why would you paint the house your leaving?

Well there’s two very good reasons to paint, you’ll make it more likely to sell. And, this is the best reason, you’ll sell for a higher price.

Painting your House Sellable

First impressions count. You may love the way your house looks, and why wouldn’t you, it reflects you and your life. There’s the problem. The new owners want it to be their house not yours. Make it a blank canvas, painting it neutral, so they can imagine their belongings there.

“But people like DIY projects” I hear you say! Truth is, no they don’t. Most would like to move into a house with nothing to do. They won’t want to paint it. People watch DIY programmes on TV so they don’t have to do any DIY!

“Buyers can see beyond my stuff and imagine theirs”, your on a roll! They’ve looked at 5 houses this weekend and yours isn’t on their list! Book our Stylist too, you need our Stylist, she’ll work wonders with your ‘stuff’.

It’s all about presenting your house in the best way, and if you do that you can expect to get more money for it.

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Printing Painting Your Own Money

A well presented house will increase it’s value. Painting to sell your house and Styling it will pay for themselves. You will most likely end up with much more than you expected. Thousands!

Case Number 1.

Our Colour Consultant produced a colour scheme for a house in Northern Victoria. The estimated value before works was $330,000. After painting it sold for $410,000.

Case Number 2.

This is the one in the images.

A family home means a little obvious structual distruction by the little loved ones. And have you ever tried keeping a house neat and tidy with the little loved ones. Both of these aren’t going to sell the house!

The owners employed a Interior Designer, who we’ve worked for many times, to help them sell and increase the value of the house. Without major works, new bathroom etc, the entire house was transformed with an interior paint job and styling. It sold, and I’m told, it sold for far more than the expected price.

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Painting to sell your house. Conclusion

Well it’s simple, if you are going to sell your house. Get your house painted, to make a blank canvas for the new owner. Use a Stylist, to make your pieces look great.

Walk away with a tidy profit that you’ll spend on the holiday you’ll need after trying to find a new home for yourself to live in. And yes, your new home is a blank canvas that you don’t need to do anything to…

…accent walls, it needs accent walls to reflect you and your taste. Sterling Painters can help. Painting accent walls is what we do best!

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Colour Scheme & Paints Used:

Dulux Wash & Wear Matt Celtic Sky

Haymes Expressions Ceiling Flat White on White

Dulux Aquaenemel Semi Gloss White on White

Sterling Painters Pinterest Ideas

Exterior Paint it Black – Essendon

Exterior Paint it Black - Essendon

Exterior Paint

When it comes to painting the exterior of your home, you really only have two decisions to make, quality and colour.

Quality of Paint

Quality is all about standards, the standard of the painting and more importantly the standard of the paint.

Why should this matter, it just painting afterall? Rest assured, we work to the industry standard AS/NZ 2311, so we’ve got the painting covered. However it doesn’t matter how good we are at painting if we’re using a poor quality paint.

Paint is just paint  right? No it’s not. As with everything the quality of the product is key. Using a quality paint can be the difference between repainting your home in 5 years or 15 years. While a good quality paint is more expensive, it won’t be as expensive as painting your home 3 times rather than once! Nowhere near. We use Dulux Weathershield as our go to exterior paint product, guaranteed for 15 years, so already you’re saving money.

Please remember that by painting your home, you’re actually protecting your investment. The paint will slow down the aging of your home, meaning less maintenance, less repair bills, more cash in your pocket. Your Bank Manager actually likes us.

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The Colour of Paint

Much more exciting. No more “protect your property, investment” boring, dry stuff your father always talked about! Down to the important nitty gritty, paint colour, and how to impress your friends with your style and finesse, all at the same time as showing them up for being so, so last season.

You have two options here, choose the paint colour yourself or get a Sterling Painters & Decorators Colour Consultant to help.

Choose Yourself.

Yes you have style, you know what’s trending. Good, go for it. Make it work! But what if you mess up, where’s the fall guy? You are the fall guy. Embarrassing!!! You friends are talking behind your back. Sorry.

Stering Painters & Decorators Colour Consultant.

It’s a win win. You can tell your friends about the time talking colours with a professional Colour Consultant, sharing same wavelength, vibes, trends, talking about Morroco and your travels and how you loved though tiles, blah blah. The experience. The accolade of being respected for you great taste. Friends envious. Win. Colours great. Win.

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Paint and Colour

Wattyl Killrust Epoxy Gloss Enamel Black

Dulux Weathershield Gloss Black

Sterling Pinterst Exterior Painting Ideas

Painters Decorators Melbourne

Painters Decorators Melbourne

Making You & Your Home Feel Special with Sterling Painters Decorators Melbourne

We are the Melbourne House Painters Decorators service. Offering professional and quality Painting & Decorating solutions to you and your home. We love Interior House Painting, Exteriors House Painting and especially Painting Victorian Weatherboards.

Taking pride in painting your home, a member of the Master Painters Association, Qualified and with many years of Experience. Therefore we can offer assurance of the perfect paint job.

Home Makeovers Project Managers

We can provide a qualified Project Manager to help you seemlessly. From the Colour Consultant, to the Handyman, through to the Painters and the Decorator and finally the Cleaners.

Consequently we can find you an excuse to do something else.  Whether it’s a holiday, putting your feet up or just avoiding the DIY list and actually having weekends instead.

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Free Weekends with Every Sterling Painters Jobs

Our Painting and Decorating Services offer you the chance to do whatever you want at the weekend, free! That’s right, while you’re at work, we paint your house. It’s a win win.

You instantly win weekends with every paint job that you didn’t have to do. And you win again, because we’re professional painters who like painting. Rather than you, who should be on a long weekend somewhere romantic anyway.

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Terms & Conditions:

Free Weekends – at least one is guaranteed on any job. A typical weatherboard will take three months of weekends for you to paint.

Free Weekends – only available in the Melbourne area. Well your home needs to be in Melbourne at least. You could be in Buenos Aires Tangoing with a Gaucho, drinking Malbec at tres en lan manana, if that’s you bag.

Image Details:

Fabulous Painted Apartment in Elwood.

Paint: Haymes Inspirations Ceiling Flat, Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen and Dulux Super Enamel High Gloss.

Colour: Builders White (Queensland – Wattyl)

Wallpaper: www.wallsauce.com

Painting a Blank Canvas, Two Good Reasons

 

Pinting a blank canvas

Painting a Blank Canvas

There are two good reasons for painting  blank canvas.

Number one, to allow something else to shine. You have great undiscovered/famous art pieces, fantastic must have furniture, or the most wonderful parquet floor interlaid with the finest Moroccan handmade tiles.

Number two, to expand the illusion of space. To make small spaces look bigger, boring but functionally very important. Yawn!

The Colour of Paint

Blank Canvas Number One. Display.

Now you’re thinking that you have to paint the blank canvas number one white, or some variant of white, right?

Clean, unspoilt, blank walls of any colour will do. We are not talking feature wall here. Infact the importance is the lack of feature. Be brave and go for it.

Blank Canvas Number Two. Space.

Again this doesn’t mean it has to be painted white. Sometimes it actually helps if it isn’t white. Take the smallest room in the house. Yours is white, right? It looks small, right? Painting these small rooms dark colours gives the illusion that the walls are further away, it helps if the ceiling is painted the same colour too.

Painting a blank canvas

 

Technical Conclusion to Painting Blank Canvas

Both blank canvases have to be featureless. Resulting in even more preperation. We actually think about the use of the room. It’s no good having the most amazing Jackson Pollock if all you’re looking at is the crack in the wall! Again if you’re only six inches away, it should be perfect in everyway. Absolutely faultless.

Paint Details

Colour: Natural White Quarter

Paint: Haymes Inspirations Ceiling Flat, Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen, Dulux Super Enamel High Gloss.

Colour Consultant

Now if picking colours isn’t your forte, or you’re just not that interested, then maybe our Colour Consultant can help you. She looks at your style and runs with it.

Inspiration – Sterling Pinterest

 

Victorian Weatherboard Work in Progress. Seden

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Victorian Weatherboard

 

Victorian Weatherboard houses always provide satisfaction. Taking run down old houses and turning them into gems, is one of the reasons I work as a painter.

“This one’s a work in progress, hence we should have it 99% done by the end of the week.”

Weatherboard houses are full of character, some of that character is in the lovely little details. However most of that character is usually called maintenance.

Typically a weatherboard house should be painted every 10-15 years, but I’ve seen paint jobs only last a couple of years almost always as a result of a poor job. This is usually down to little or no preperation.  Unprimed boards and, or a poor product was used as a top coat.

We sand, then sand again, between coats and then just because. All new boards are primed, that pink or white stuff the boards are sprayed in is a ‘transit primer’, NOT a real primer. We gap, we fill, we sand. Then we paint, and finally sand and paint.

  • Dulux WeatherShield Low Sheen: Tranquil Retreat
  • Dulux WeatherShield Gloss: Lexicon
  • Dulux WeatherShield Gloss: Maximus
  • Dulux WeatherShield Low Sheen: Flooded Gum

Our Colour Consultant was used on this project.

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