Home staging with paint is a fast, easy and inexpensive way to bring about drastic aesthetic enhancements in your interior décor. Paint is an extremely versatile medium and is good for many home improvement projects. I always recommend paint as one of the best home staging strategies, since it is simple to work with, incredibly flexible in its functions and best of all, a perfect DIY home staging solution.
This dialog provides help for professionals and DIYers who want to utilize paint during a home staging project.
Home Staging with Paint Uses
Paint can obviously be used on the walls and ceilings of your home. It can also be used on various outdoor surfaces, such as the exterior of your home, garage or shed. Besides these traditional uses for paint, here are some of the many others I use in my own home staging projects:
Paint can renew a kitchen or bathroom. Cabinets can be painted for an updated look. Countertops can also be painted and the look is far better than what you might expect. Even bath tubs and sinks can be painted with durable and attractive finishes for far less than the replacement cost.
Paint can be used to update old, worn furniture. A coat or two of basic black or white will breathe new life into dated items and blend them into a beautifully staged contemporary décor.
Paint can be used on decks and fences to freshen up weather-worn finishes.
Paint can even be used as simple and cheap solution to ugly floors. Painting a concrete floor in a home or garage can be an attractive alternative to other more costly options.
Exterior painting will brighten up the outside of your house and improve curb appeal dramatically.
Considerations When Painting
When using paint for any non-traditional application, it is absolutely crucial that you get the right paint, primer and applicator for the job. If not, your results will be poor or even abysmal. There are many specialized products on the market which can handle painting just about anything, including rusted metal, appliances, heated surfaces, water-prone surfaces and even kitchen countertops. I have used all of these methods during my home staging career, and even in my own home, with fantastic results.
Paint can really cure just about any problem for a few dollars and some basic labor. The best part about paint is that if you do not like the result, you can simply do it all over again, with almost no monetary loss.
Help for Home Staging with Paint
Paint has a bad reputation as a solution to some less traditional home issues, mostly due to the poor execution of the fix. The products which are available today are light years better than those of the past and if you follow the directions, you will achieve results as good as professional refinishing of virtually any surface.
Most home super-stores and paint stores have knowledgeable and helpful staff to help you to choose the best products for your specific needs and will even provide you pointers to get your job done with expert results.
For more information about home staging tips involving paint, consider reading up on advanced techniques in staging books or in general home improvement literature.