Painting and decorating when moving house

Written by Christina & reviewed by Shveta

So, is a new house on the cards? Looking for ways to decorate the painted surfaces or add few modern replacement elements? Well, when you are moving to a new house, it is very important to freshen up the dull-looking rooms so that they look new and appealing to new owners.

The downsizing process involves lots of work, from selling an old house and moving to a new space. Redecorating and painting the home is also part of the deal. And when the house is going on the market, there are inspections coming to handle along with scuff marks, and worn–out wall art. All of a sudden the appearance becomes more noticeable, and blemishes appear more.

If this is your current situation, it is worth painting and redecorating the space or replace sections to impress potential buyers?

Also, there might be some questions in your head like

· Should you follow the ongoing trend or follow a traditional style for wall color?
· Should you do a makeover, DIY, or maintenance?
· If efforts need to be put into painting, what difference will it make?

Two ways to revamp the look of the apartment

Hire professionals for maintenance

Back view of painter in white dungarees, blue t-shirt, cap and gloves painting a wall with paint roller, with copy space

If you are considering moving out and want to make specific changes for sale or maintenance, then hiring a painting and decorating professional will greatly help. These experts have completed the technical college program and know how to make your home look appealing. They are experts in home decorating and showcase the strength of the entire home by hiding its flaws by completely changing its look.

These professional painters have complete knowledge to cover technicalities like selecting whether to explore wallpapers, textures, and rendering or selecting the type of paint for your house. Experts can also help you decorate any house’s exterior and interior.

The budget also plays a significant role in the complete makeover of maintenance. The average hourly rate of the professional varies according to intensity of work, the company you hire and your location. In addition to it, you cannot ignore the time availability. Also, the decoration and paints also cost on per square foot basis. If you have less time, then you can only do the basic makeover, but if you have plenty of time, you can go for a completely fresh look.

Selecting to do it yourself (DIY)

On a second thought, based on the time and budget, scope of work, and size of the house, you can grab some paint brush to do some sections of your home.

When you are preparing your home for sale, never forget to show gratitude. Do not miss cleaning the surface, which is in good shape. You should also fill up the cracks, nail holes, and dents on the wall with the help of plaster, or you can entirely replace the damaged section.

If required, paint the entire room, or you can just rework on the damaged whole wall. Make sure there is no mismatched painted areas. You can also do a complete makeover of the room as per the latest trend.

But remember that DIY projects can be a hassle, will be messy, and may consume lots of time. So, it will be better to hire a professional for the entire job as they are expert to do whole process professionally and will make a big difference. They also have a trade license to do the job. The professionals will also do good cleaning, paintings, clean area rugs, work on single walls, help you to choose wall colors and decorate your new home. You can also arrange new pieces of items without giving second thoughts.

How frequently should you paint walls or do touch-ups?

For interiors

Halls in the house are the primary area of grabbing attention and should always be painted in 2 – 3 years. The larger and smaller rooms in the house should be given a timeframe of 4 to 7 years. It also depends on the wear and tear of the hall and rooms. You should paint the required area more often if the damage is severe.

In addition, bathroom and kitchen space should be repainted every 4 to 5 years. And if you are unsure about when to paint or which area requires more maintenance, then you can hire property experts who will guide you to make the best design to renew your house. They will also help you to make the process stress free.

For exteriors

If you are using clear finished timber furniture in your home, then you should paint it every 3 to 4 years so that you can use it for up to 10 years or more.

Painting a weatherboard will slow down the damage from changing weather conditions and can last up to 15 years. Semi gloss timber or glossy timber should be painted every 2 – 3 years.

How to prepare your house for painting and decorating?

Preparation for decoration

The initial and most crucial step is moving belongings and all your furniture away from the area which will be painted. If heavy furniture is difficult to move, you can cover than with an old sheet or use plastic drop sheets for the same. Make sure to cover windows and doors so that the paint does not fall on them. If there are some paint spots, they should be removed so that the house’s new owner should not face any difficulty while moving. You can also rearrange the home decor of the room so that it can give a fresh look.

Wrap Up

Painting and decorating are complex as they require lots of time and budget. But if you want a good deal for your previous home, then this point should be considered. With such renovation, you can give a new life to the old home and certainly make it as a new home.

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writer's bio

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Christina, a highly productive writer with a half-decade of experience in the realms of moving, transportation, and logistics, stands out for her ability to create content that goes beyond mere information—it genuinely helps! Her writing not only delves into the complexities of the industry but also serves as a valuable resource for readers seeking accurate and insightful perspectives. With a commitment to staying current on industry trends, her versatile portfolio includes blog posts, articles, and technical guides, showcasing a passion for bringing the dynamic world of logistics to life through words.

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