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What Practical Benefits You Get from House Painting?
Posted on Thursday, 27th October, 2016 at 11:19 AM 0 Comment

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It really goes without saying that a having a nicely painted house can look great and make a home much more appealing. No doubt this is a big part of the reason than people choose to invest in quality house painters. But there are a number of other, practical benefits that can often be overlooked. Rather than just serving a cosmetic purpose, painting a home brings with it a host of other advantages that make it well worth while.

Let’s take a look a few of the most important ones.

Exterior Painting Provides Protection

Australia is known for its often harsh environment. In Melbourne for instance, we are exposed to varied weather conditions throughout the year (and sometimes even in the same day), from days with strong winds, rain and sleet, to those exceptionally hot sticky days where the sun is out in full force.

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Exterior paint provides something of a protective shield against the elements, helping the surface of your home cope with these conditions. Not only does it help to prevent moisture from entering the home, but acts as something of a repellent to the build-up of mould and other nasty fungi that can damage the surface. Add that to the fact that it can help to deter and (at the very least detect) insect damage from termites and other critters, and you can see the considerable benefit it provides.

Adds Value to the Property

When it comes to the value of a property, appearance can go a long way in helping to add to it. There are a number of home improvement activities you can engage in if you are planning on selling your home or looking to bolster its value. Usually we’d recommend planning to do a few of them if you’re serious about this, and painting the exterior and interior is certainly top of the list. Research indicates that an exterior paint job provides on average an 140% return on investment, meaning if you spend $1,500 on the paint work, you’ll receive a profit of around $6000 once the house is sold.

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Other pre-sale investments such as renovations generally provide a significantly lower return on investment, although obviously this can vary on a case-to-case basis. Another advantage of exterior paint work is that it is often the thing that prospective buyers notice. Having a home that looks terrific from the outside will get more buyers interested, meaning more leads and more chance of a sale.

Psychological Effects of House Painting

A nicely designed, furnished and well painted room can go a long way in helping convey a certain mood, but studies show that these factors affect us on a psychological level as well. Clever paint work can contribute to this and help make a room or home comfortable and ultimately more liveable.

Find our article on "The Psychological Effects of House Paints on You"

In this article we’ve discussed a few of the benefits that make painting a home a smart play whether you’re planing on selling it or not. Remember that if you’re in the need for a high quality house painter, consider the team at Joyce Painting. We service the western suburbs of Melbourne and pride ourselves on getting the job done the right way.

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