What to Choose for Staging Paint?

Dated: September 24 2019

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When one plans to sell his/her home, it often undergoes the process of home staging. So, what is home staging? Is it really important? This question might spring into your mind as a seller. You see, home staging is the process or act of making an unfurnished property appear enticing so that you can grab the attention of different buyers. It could be considered symmetrical to giving life to illusions. 

Home staging is a popular method that makes the home appealing while it also increases the selling price of a house. It is not a new term for real estate agents but for home sellers, it might come new to them. And through all of this, choosing the right paint for your home staging project will be very important depending on the area you will apply the paint on. 

When deciding upon your home staging project, you must think about how the paint will perform. A paint’s performance depends on the sheen or gloss. Glossier paints contain few materials and form a smoother, more durable finish but they show imperfections. On the other hand, low luster paints contain some minerals that contribute to the rough surface they have, but they create an even coat that hides flaws. Here are the areas you need to consider: 

1. Foyer - The foyer is where you welcome your guests when they enter your home. Eggshell paint is a type of paint finish that does actually look like the surface of an eggshell. It has less sheen than satin or silk, it is washable without being too glossy. It is the most popular sheen for walls. Eggshell paint is the perfect paint for high traffic areas in your home, especially the foyer. 

2. Bedroom - The bedroom is the area in which we can rest and enter our personal space. It is the place where we often retreat to at the end of the day. The bedroom can be painted with either satin or matte. Both of these finishes can resist burnishing. Burnishing occurs if the gloss or sheen of the paint film increases when subjected to repeated rubbing or washing. Which is pretty common to the high traffic areas at home. That is why satin or matte is recommended for the bedroom since it would not be appreciated if the sole personal space at home would have burnished. 

3. Bathroom - Think of the bathroom as your own personal spa. An area where you can often relax and think. Experts say that a semi-gloss for this room would be ideal because it is the traditional sheen for wet areas. Its shiny surface is easy to clean and pleasing to the eyes. Others also go for mildewcide, since mildewcide is a mold-resistant paint. Mildewcide is very effective in removing mold and keeping it from returning, it also provides five-year guaranteed prevention against the future spread. 

4. Ceiling - Most want vibrant colors for their ceiling but as it is a great place to add color into, we should remember to use flat paints on it. Flat paints often hide the imperfections and produce an even tone that does not attract attention. This is true unless you are creating a faux finish (a technique that creates texture and nuance by replicating the look or feel of other surfaces such as wallpaper, suede or marble) to add drama to the surface. It is also known that the hard to clean sheen is perfect for ceilings, but they are prone to stains. 

5. Front Door - The first thing that a buyer will notice is the front door. Remember that the entrance is the first thing that people see when they come by or pass by your home. So why not make it stand out from the rest of your home? Even though you need to paint your whole interior and exterior, giving your front door a new look often packs a punch. The top five colors that sellers alongside their real estate agents go for are as follows: Red, Black, Indigo, Lime Green, and Orange. These five are often eye-catching and offer dramatic feelings depending on whether it is in the morning or in the evening. 

So, at the end of the day, before putting your property in the market you must undergo home staging. Think about the importance of the different types of paints you are going to use, whether they will fit for that area or will they function on it.

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Francisco Peot

Are you looking for a realtor who cares more about you than their commission? I became a Realtor because I bought my first house about 7 years ago, and I absolutely loved the process. As a first tim....

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