If you are thinking about selling your home in the near future, you really should consider having the exterior of your home painted by a professional painting company.

In this article, we are going to run through just a few of the ways exterior painting can boost your home’s value, curb appeal, and more.

Does painting your home really boost its value?

Well, this might not come as a surprise, but the answer is yes! Here’s something to consider first: a home that’s painted today is one the buyer doesn’t have to paint tomorrow. Since good exterior painting work doesn’t have to be re-done for a decade or more, you are removing a “But, we’d have to…” from the buyer’s list of doubts.

If you’re trying to sell, curb appeal matters

If you talk with a realtor, they will tell you this: curb appeal isn’t just some piece of random jargon. It matters. If your home doesn’t look good on the outside, you are not going to attract buyers.

Think about it this way: when you are shopping for homes online, you often see the exterior of the house (typically from the street) first. In fact, that might be the only photo included on a realtor’s brief. If your home isn’t making a good first impression, you’re going to have less people who even make it to the point of seeing what the inside looks like.

It goes without saying: a repainted home is something you get to enjoy, too. Even if you’re not selling your home, you get to come home to a beautiful, appealing house every single day. That sounds like a win!

Fresh exterior paint sends a message

What do you want prospective buyers to think when they see your home? New exterior house painting says something about your home and the care that’s been paid to it over the years. In the same way that a front yard full of weeds would, old, peeling paint might send the opposite message. That’s not what you want.

If the exterior paint on your stucco is faded, peeling, or splotchy, it’s time to call in the professionals to re-paint your home. If it even attracts one more buyer, it’s worth it—that can start a bidding war over your property.

Colors matter—except when they don’t

When it comes to colors, it’s better to go with the flow than to stick out. For example, if every other stucco home in your neighborhood is a light red color, you probably don’t want to have yours painted a bright gold. Any realtor will tell you: nobody wants to buy a “unicorn,” a term used to refer to a home that doesn’t fit the neighborhood, is too overpriced for the surrounding area, or otherwise does not match the homes around it. Most of the time, going with a neutral color is your best bet, as some people might not like a blue or green house, so sticking with a tan or beige allows for a neutral pallet. This can be fancied up with a brightly colored statement door, shutters, or bright color flowers and fun foliage.

However, many neighborhoods are governed by Homeowners Associations (HOA) and rules about what color homes in the neighborhood can be painted. Just keep in mind that the color recommendations listed above might not fly if you’re in such a neighborhood, and you are probably better off going with the palette they provide.

Hire the right team- HIRE SPECTRUM PAINTING

This isn’t quite the same as painting an accent wall in your living room. You want to hire the professionals for this project.

Why hire professionals? Well, for one, they know how to complete the prep work needed for a successful project. Second, you are only going to see that boosted home value is the project is done right. Any shortcuts that result in a less-than-stellar exterior painting job are going to be major turn offs for prospective buyers. Call Spectrum Painting today at 973-706-6033 to help you with all your painting needs, as well as power/soft washing, deck maintenance and carpentry. We can even help you with color anxiety by providing a free color consultation!


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The best crew! Very respectful to the project, people and property. Professional work attire, responsive crew leader. Handled the job like it was his own house!
Al C. | Jun/29/2016
Absolutely never go with anyone else. Always an amazing job and always worth every penny. They clean up and it's like they were never here when they're done. Our crew today was Marcin, Alejandro and Jose and we were thrilled with the results. Previous Review: I absolutely loved everything about Spectrum. We did not have an easy process but they were great the whole way through! First, about a month ago I called and spoke to Rich about an estimate based on square footage. He gave me one that I knew was out of our budget, but then worked with us to see what we can get done for what we could afford. We ended up well within our price range and with a beautiful painting job and flat walls. We were asking them to come to see our new condo during closing so that they could paint before we moved initially. Finally our sellers decided we will close on a Tuesday and Rich came in that day, gave us a hard number and had his guys come paint on Thursday!!! I had an incredible experience on a very strict budget and cannot recommend Spectrum enough.
Maria S. | Feb/19/2021
I am so happy we chose to work with Spectrum Painting! The office manager Natalie was very responsive in setting up our estimate. Initially Rich came our for a detailed estimate and walk through. After going through the numbers and reviews we decided to go with Spectrum. Although they did not offer the lowest cost we felt like we knew what we were paying for. We were in the process of moving into our new home in Wayne, NJ so we would not be onsite to project manage daily. On the day our project began, Rich and his crew leader Brian met us at the house to walk through the project and colors. Brian was absolutely amazing to work with. He would call or text with daily updates and even sent some photos to make sure we were happy with the colors we chose. I felt completely comfortable leaving Brian and his team at our house for the full week alone to complete the project. Everyone was extremely professional, kept the place clean, and wore masks, which is important to us because I am pregnant and my husband has an auto-immune disease. I can not recommend Spectrum Painting enough! Though they didn't offer us the lowest cost estimate there work was worth it! If anyone is looking for a painter reach out to their team. You won't be disappointed!
Abigail T. | Dec/22/2020
The crew was good at their respective jobs, neat and cleaned up afterwards. We are very please with how everything turned out. Color matching was spot on. Recommendations were perfect. The whole experience was pleasant and professional. The service was prompt, professional and the entire team did a great job.
Erica S. | Jul/19/2016
Have used Spectrum Painting for interior painting of our kitchen/nook, dining and living rooms as well as power washing of our deck. Spectrum is a very professional, efficient and thorough contractor and the results are excellent. From initial booking through site survey, cost estimate, contracting, scheduling, on time arrival, schedule adherence, friendliness of crew, clean up and follow up, they excel. Will not hesitate to use Spectrum again soon.
Dennis B. | Aug/30/2016
Always a satisfied customer! The crews are neat and respectful and they always do a fabulous job! Spectrum Painting interior/exterior and power washing! Rated A+ been using them for years!
Lisa F. | Jun/29/2016
Spectrum did an amazing job on our garage! It looks beautiful and they were quick, clean and professional. Highly recommend!
HU-441911173 | Nov/2/2020
Raul was excellent to work with. Meticulous in getting the job done right. The crew was great, clean and careful and did a great job.
Rachel T. | Jul/19/2016
Just a quick note to thank you for sending Ruedi to do our bathroom. John and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is an excellent painter, great person and so careful to do a great job. His attention to detail, care and work ethic are unparalleled in our experience. You guys are great!! Just had to take a moment to pass it on. Please express our thanks and gratitude to him again.
Suzanne & John M. | Sep/24/2015