There are several reasons to repaint the inside or outside of a house. Perhaps the colors are outdated or faded or just aren’t your style. Exterior paint can take a beating from inclement weather that causes it to crack and chip. Interior paint can be damaged by scuffs and stains. No matter what condition your house is in, there are excellent reasons for repainting the interior and exterior of your home in the coming year.

These are some of the benefits of new paint for your home.

  1. It Improves the Quality of the Air Inside Your Home – By using paints that contain no or low levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), you and your family will breathe cleaner air. Paint with higher levels of VOCs releases harmful gases into the air. Any paint that claims to have low levels of VOCs should contain fewer than 50 grams per liter of paint.
  2. It Covers Stains and Other Damage – Things like grease stains and scuff marks can be difficult to remove. A new coat of paint can make them disappear. This is especially great if you’re looking to sell your home in the near future.
  3. It Protects Interior Surfaces – In areas of high humidity or dryness, paint protects the surfaces of drywall and keeps wood trim from swelling or shrinking.
  4. It Boosts Your Home’s Curb Appeal – A fresh coat of paint on your house can make it look new again and more attractive, which will impress potential buyers.
  5. It Protects Exterior Surfaces – Priming and good quality exterior paint are especially important for homes in areas that are subjected to extremely hot or cold temperatures, high winds, hail, and other severe weather.
  6. It Increases Your Home’s Value – The average cost to paint the interior of a home is about $1000, but that results in an increase of about $2,000 in the home’s value. Whether you are planning to sell your home or not, painting is always a sound investment.
  7. It Improves the Quality of Your Life – Not only can refreshing your home through the use of paint create a new atmosphere in the home, it can also make you feel better. For example, bright, vibrant colors tend to make people feel cheerful and happy. Colors such as yellow, orange, and red in kitchens nurture our enjoyment of cooking. Pastel or light shades of blues and greens create calming atmospheres.

Even though it is one of the least expensive ways to improve your living space and your home’s value, painting your home is still an investment. You’ll want to trust experienced, highly-skilled home painters, including those at Utah Home Remodel to guide you in your choices.