Is it time to sell your house?
Now you just need to get everything in order so you can sell your home fast and start focusing more energy on your new home!
After working with thousands of homeowners, realtors, builders and property flippers, I’ve learned a few things about what paint colors will help you sell faster while lowering cost.
And today, I’ll be sharing that information with you 🙂
In this article, I will discuss:
- 6 Secrets to reducing painting cost and improving efficiency
- 9 Paint colors that will sell your home fast
- How to get a second opinion from an expert for free
6 Secrets to reducing painting cost and improving efficiency
I’ve noticed that most people who are selling their house want to pay as little as possible for the painting so they can allocate more resources to their new home.
I get that.
So how can you reduce the cost of almost any paint estimate?
- Paint when the house is empty: Painting when the house is empty will help the job get done faster and reduce any potential error. Painters will also be able to spray which saves on labor time.
- Use the same color and sheen on walls and ceiling: The same color and sheen for the walls and ceiling will reduce the cost because there is less to mask and prep. Side note: To save more money, paint the trim in the same color and sheen as well. We don’t recommend this, however; as it doesn’t look the best which could potentially hurt your sale.
- Use a flat paint for walls and ceiling: Flat paint looks the best AND touches up the best. Although it get’s dirty faster, it touches up without flashing. So if you are selling, being able to touchup without the wall flashing will save you a ton of headache later.
- Paint In the Winter: house painting is a seasonal business and scheduling during slow times can get you a huge cost savings.
- Use inexpensive paint: Labor costs account for the largest part of expenditures; however, you may still save money by utilizing a lower-cost paint. We like to use Behr Premium or Glidden for inexpensive options with good coverage.
- Reduce the amount of prepwork: Prior to scheduling painting estimates, prepare the walls by repairing any holes or marks, move furniture to the center of the room, and make it simple for them. Let the estimator know before he / she gives you a quote so that they can plan accordingly.
I wrote about each of these tips in detail in the article here.
Alright, time to talk colors:
9 Best Paint Colors To Sell Your House Faster
Realtors, house Flippers, builders, and anybody else selling their property should pick a neutral color scheme since these hues allow purchasers to envision what the area will look like without the influence of colorful walls that don’t fit their style.
Here are out top 9:
Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams (SW 7029)
Sherwin-Williams’ Agreeable Gray is a pleasant and subtle warm gray shade. Given its popularity, some people believe that it may be the most popular neutral paint color ever.
One thing to keep in mind is that since the hue has brown undertones, Agreeable gray appears closer to “greige” than a genuine gray.
Classic Gray By Benjamin Moore
Classic Gray is a neutral gray that provides a breath of fresh air and warmth to any space. It’s super light and almost white, yet still looks great with white. It looks best with a clean, pure white trim.
Do not underestimate this paint color. This gray is amazing to sell your house!
Repose Gray By Sherwin Williams (SW 7015)
Another popular greige color is Repose Gray, which is a little cooler than Agreeable Gray.
Repose Gray (SW 7015) is a warm gray neutral paint hue that can be used in almost any color scheme. It has green and taupe undertones, making it seem gray without being cold.
It’s one of our favorite grays!
SilverDrop by Behr
Silver Drop is a warm gray with warm undertones. It has the appearance of being almost white but looks fantastic with every color including white.
One thing to keep in mind is that the color changes significantly in different spaces depending on your lighting, surrounding elements and other factors so make sure you test this out before buying paint for your entire house.
Thin Ice by Glidden
Thin Ice is a smooth, chilly gray with a gray blue undertone. It’s an excellent choice for a living room setting. To create visual appeal, use pops of color with it.
If you’re on a budget, Glidden Premium is a good paint to consider for resale. Just make sure you use the flat – it’s their best product.
Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore’s Simply White is a warm white with a yellow undertone, making it an intriguing color. This undertone may be rather faint at times and more like a genuine white when combined with a cold tone, but when teamed with another cool tone, the undertone may become much more apparent.
Polar Behr by Behr
Another fan favorite is is Polar Bear. This isn’t a creamy white but rather a milky white. It’s extremely clean and crisp white.
Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
I can’t start naming whites without recognizing Alabaster.
We use it on everything. Builder request it, house flippers and pretty everyone who is looks for a white that feels pure and soft.
Alabaster has beige undertones. They’re not too cool, but also not too warm. Put simply, it’s a perfect balance of both warm and cool, which is why Alabaster is such a popular hue among many designers, homeowners and builders.
Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Extra White is a very bright white paint color with strong neutral undertones. It’s ideal for trims and ceilings since it allows your wall paint to stand out while also adding depth.
How To Get Expert Color Advice for Free
If you’re still undecided on the color to use on your property before selling, consider scheduling a color consultation with our sister company, VettedPainters.com.
We offer color consults 100% free of charge to any U.S. homeowners.
Schedule your free color consult here.
Selling your home can be both exiting and stressful. Hopefully at least one of these tips and suggestions was useful to you.
Do you have any suggestions for colors when selling your house?
Let us know in the comments!