What To Keep In Mind
Painting your home is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to increase the overall value of your home. This is true for both your interior and exterior surfaces. A good paint job can communicate to potential buyers that you have taken good care of your home. It can also help sell a home that’s on the market faster, even over asking price.
Since interior painting is a relatively inexpensive way to update your home, it can be one of the best tools to make your home a more comfortable and happy place. If you haven’t painted your home recently and have older colors that you either don’t like anymore or didn’t choose, your home may not feel like a space where you truly feel comfortable. Additionally, many people are working from home and/or staying home a lot more so making the colors in your home appealing is a higher priority.
Paint quality has improved greatly over the last few decades. Thanks to technology and a growing interest in our health, many interior paints now are made with low or zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Volatile Organic Compounds are “Carbon-containing substances that easily become vapors or gasses.” (Green Home Guide.) Over time, not just during the paint drying, these substances release into the atmosphere and can cause respiratory and health problems. Low- and no-VOC paints release less or no gasses into your home. If you or your loved ones have allergies, asthma, or are sensitive to chemicals, this is a huge benefit and a great option for your home. A fresh coat of paint also keeps dust and other allergens to a minimum which will improve your home’s air quality even more.