If you need to spruce something up in your home or in a business, the easiest and cheapest way to do so is with a new coat of paint. More than one-third of homeowners prefer a neutral color palette, which typically is a good idea because it boosts resale value. On the other hand, there are some cases where being a bit bold can work out. For example, a Zillow analysis found that homes with blue bathrooms garnered and extra $5,400 in value for some reason. If you are thinking of painting, there are some things to keep in mind.
One big consideration is to ask yourself, “how much paint do I need for my room?” Paint isn’t that expensive, but if you get too much, you have wasted money. On the other hand, if you don’t get enough, it will add time and hassle to your job. It’s a good idea to measure the room and then consult with a paint expert to figure out what you need in terms of paint coverage.
Another consideration is whether you want to do your painting yourself. Doing the work yourself will certainly be cheaper, as all you need is the paint and supplies. But it can be time consuming and is not as easy as it seems. Also, if you are a stickler for quality, it may be worth it to hire a professional and pay the extra money to get the job done right.
Something to think about that many people don’t consider is whether anyone who lives in the home or will be visiting frequently has any kind of allergy or sensitivity to any types of paint. If that is the case, you will want to consider using non toxic paint. If you do, you might want to consider air cleaning paint. Air cleaning paint, also called air purifying paint, is a protective coating you can apply to freshly painted or varnished surfaces that will help to neutralize volatile organic compounds and odors. Studies have shown that levels of these compounds can be up to five times higher indoors than outdoors and can lead to health problems. Using air cleaning paint can be a godsend for people who have paint sensitivities and other issues.
Painting is a great way to change and update your property, but make sure you keep these and other considerations in mind before embarking on a painting project.