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Tips for Painting your Interior

by Timothy Dent 04/05/2020

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Don’t underestimate the importance of a fresh coat of paint when it comes to preparing to sell your home. Apart from changing the look of your space, it also adds to the value of your house.  Painting can make your home feel brand new and attract the attention of serious buyers. While painting can be an overwhelming and messy task, don't allow this to deter you. With the following tips, you can complete the task in less time and cleanup will be a snap. 

Use heavy foil

Line your paint tray with heavy-duty aluminum foil. When changing colors or you’re done for the day, pour the excess back into the can, and toss the foil.

Cut edging tape

If you’re using painters or masking tape to protect your trim, run a utility knife down the edge of the tape before attempting to remove it. This will make it easier to remove and create a cleaner edge.

Fabric softener 

Try cleaning up your brushes with warm water and fabric softener if you are using water-based paint. The fabric softener dissolves paint easily because it is a surfactant and leaves the bristles soft and pliable. Rinse the brush thoroughly and allow it to air dry.

Drop cloths 

If you’re using drop cloths, consider using cloths that are long and narrow. This configuration is easier to move around your room and generally won’t involve a lot of folding or gathering. You’ll be less likely to trip or get your ladder caught in extra material.

Use cardboard

An excellent alternative to drop fabric or plastic is cardboard. Flattened cartons prevent paint from dripping on your floors and protect them from damage by ladders and scaffolding. Another advantage of using dismantled boxes is that their smooth edges stick closer to baseboards protecting floors from drips, spatter, and overspray. 

Painting your home will add value and freshness to your home. Consult with your real estate agent about current color trends.

About the Author
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Timothy Dent

I know that buying and selling a home is one of the most important things you will ever do, and I want to help make that experience as smooth and successful as possible. My extensive knowledge of the Ridgefield, Danbury, Redding, Wilton, and Weston real estate markets will benefit you, whether you are buying or selling a home in the area.

Buying? I will help you find the home of your dreams by taking the time to listen and understand your needs. Once I know what you want, I will work tirelessly to find the right property for you - no one should have to compromise when it comes to purchasing a home. 

Selling? I have extensive expertise in the Ridgefield, Danbury, Redding, Wilton, and Weston real estate markets and will ensure that you get the best price for your property. My finely-tuned marketing program will ensure that the right buyers see your home. 

I hope that you find my website to be a helpful source of information and visit often. Whether you are looking for homes for sale, moving and relocation resources, or even mortgage information everything you need is right here. Visit my Facebook (Tim Dent Real Estate Group) and Instagram (@timdentrealtor) pages or contact me directly at [email protected] or 203.470.5605. I am always available to answer your questions and to talk about your buying and selling needs. Be well, work hard, stay inspired!