Determining whether or not to invest in a new coat of paint can be a difficult decision for many homeowners. After all, it takes time, effort, and money to do so — even if you shop the job out to a reliable painting company.

While it’s sometimes painfully obvious that your house could use a new paint job, in the case of severe wear and tear or damages, is that the only situation where you could use a new paint job?

The truth is, there are a myriad of reasons why painting your home can be a great investment — whether you plan to sell your home or live in it for years to come. In today’s post, the painting experts at Affinity Painting & Cabinet Refinishing are going to give you 10 compelling reasons to do so.

Expose Otherwise Hidden Damages

One of the things that often come up in our interior painting services is the exposure of damages caused by simple wear and tear over years due to furniture or other items scratching up the paint. 

As you, or a professional painting contractor, are turning your attention to the outside of your home, make sure you’re looking for damage caused by termites, rotted out wood, broken gutters, etc. You’ll be surprised at what you can discover simply by keeping your eyes peeled.

Cover Up The Damages

Now that you’ve exposed many of the hidden damages, you’ll be able to cover them up with a fresh coat of paint.

On top of that, we all know the frustration of having stains that just won’t come out — even with the most-effective cleaning products! Paint is a great way to cover up old interior and exterior stains and make the surface look brand new once again.

Protect The Surface Beneath

Paint does more than just make things look beautiful, it actually helps protect the surface beneath the coat. Painting your interior can help your walls combat the effects of wear and tear as well as moisture buildup.

Using paint as a protectant is especially true when it comes to exterior home painting where the paint will protect your siding and trim from harsh weather conditions like rain, snow, and debris that’s blown about in high winds.

Cut Down On Dust Build Up

This one comes as a bit of a surprise to many homeowners, but did you know that by simply painting your old plaster walls, you can cut down on the amount of dust and dirt that builds up on the surface?

This is especially true if you have rough surfaces or older homes. Be sure to ask your painting contractor about what types of paint they use, and why they believe they’re high-quality paints, in order to get the best results.

Raise Your Indoor Air Quality 

Did you know that VOCs — low-level toxic emissions — can seep in the air for many years after your paint has been applied? New types of paints and finishes have low and even zero-level VOCs.

These types of paints usually have less smell as well, ensuring you won’t be smelling that new paint smell for long periods of time.

Improve The Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

Just as a car’s black leather interior retains massive amounts of heat on a hot day, so does the paint on the exterior of your home. Choosing a lighter colored paint will reflect the sun’s energy and can help lower the temperature of your home and put less strain on your air conditioner.

This is also true for the inside of your home, though in a slightly different way. A lighter colored interior will reflect more artificial light, meaning you don’t have to use as much to achieve the same levels of brightness. 

Change The Look Of A Room

While it may be the case that your tastes in color aesthetics have changed over the years, more often than not, it’s actually the functionality of a room that’s changed and thus requires a fresh coat of paint.  

Whether you’re converting your old office into a nursery for your new baby or you want to add 

an accent wall to your master bedroom, a new coat of paint can completely transform any room.

Boosts Curb Appeal

This is where top-quality exterior painting can really come in handy. By painting the exterior surfaces of your home, including trim, walls, and even the door, you can make a major aesthetic impact that really draws people’s attention.

While curb appeal is often spoken about in the context of selling your home, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to spruce up your paint job simply because you think it’ll look better.

Painting Can Raise The Value Of Your Home

When researching all the colors that you are going to use to paint your home, you’ll want to choose colors that, while trendy, can stand the test of time. 

It’s very important to consider what potential homebuyers are looking for, not simply what suits your taste. Neutral colors can help potential buyers envision your house as their new home. Make sure to talk to your interior painter to see what’s trending in your local area.

Low-Cost Home Remodeling

If you’re planning to sell your home, you know just how important it is to have a high return on investment in any repairs or upgrades you plan to do. In that sense, it’s pretty much impossible to find a better value than a new coat of paint.

If you’re limited on budget and time, the rooms that have the highest return on investment are your kitchen, bathrooms, and master bedroom. 

Have More Home Painting Questions?

At Affinity Painting & Cabinet Refinishing, our experienced painters are ready to answer your most difficult painting questions. Whether you’re confused about what color to choose or what brand of paint is best, we’ll provide you with the answers you’re looking for and top-notch painting services. We even back our work with a two year warranty!

Schedule your estimate and assessment today with Burlington’s trusted Top Rated Local painters, Affinity Painting & Cabinet Refinishing.