When it comes to home improvements, one of the most frequently asked questions we get from homeowners is, “Is painting my house really worth it? Is it a good investment?”
The short answer is yes, painting your home is absolutely a smart investment for several reasons.
Painting Increases Your Home’s Value
Studies show that painting the exterior of your home can boost its value by over 10%. With the average home price in Oroville around $250,000, that translates to over $25,000! Plus, painting makes your home more appealing to potential buyers, meaning it could sell faster when the time comes.
A fresh coat of exterior paint shows buyers the home has been well-maintained over the years. It gives the impression the homeowner invested back into the property. Homes with faded, chipped exterior paint often sit on the market longer because buyers see them as outdated, neglected properties that may have issues. The data clearly indicates that investing in a quality exterior paint job provides an excellent return when you sell your home.
In addition to boosting resale value, a professional interior paint job makes a home more valuable. It lightens and brightens living spaces, covering scuffs and stains. Rooms feel cleaner, more spacious, and move-in ready. This adds to the home’s appeal and shows buyers it has been properly maintained.
Painting Protects Your Home
Our hot Oroville summers can damage exterior paint, causing it to peel, crack, and fade. New paint forms a protective barrier against the elements, preventing costly repairs later.
Over time, sun, temperature changes, moisture, and pollutants wear down exterior paints. As paints weaken, they lose the ability to properly seal and protect siding, trim, and other materials. Cracks form, allowing water intrusion that can cause rot, mold, and structural issues. Regular exterior painting helps safeguard your home from this preventable damage.
On interiors, fresh paint also protects drywall and wood. It seals surfaces from everyday scuffs, stains, and dents in high-traffic areas. Without touch-up paint jobs over the years, drywall and trim deteriorate. Proper interior painting prevents this gradual damage so problems don’t compound annually.
Painting Improves Curb Appeal
Chipped, worn paint makes your home look dated and unkempt. A fresh coat in an updated color makes your house appear well-maintained and modern. This matters when you want to make a good first impression on guests and potential homebuyers.
Painting Makes Rooms Brighter and More Spacious
It also covers stains and scuffs, making your home look cleaner and more welcoming.
Cracking and peeling paint makes a poor first impression on visitors and buyers. It looks uncared for. A fresh coat in an attractive, modern hue boosts curb appeal immediately. It shows you care about upkeep.
Picking the right color is important for curb appeal. Whites and tans give homes a crisp, clean look. Bolder colors add personality but should complement your home’s style and landscape. Our contractors can advise on the best color options.
On interiors, new paint also improves first impressions in entryways, living spaces, and bedrooms. It makes your home appear clean and contemporary. Covering dings, smudges, and stains in high traffic areas helps showcase square footage and floor plan when you have visitors or open houses.
Painting Is Affordable
The national average cost for exterior painting is around $2,500. That buys a whole new look for a fraction of what a major remodel costs.
Professional painters have the tools, skills, and experience to prep surfaces, apply paints properly, and complete the job efficiently. This results in a high-quality paint job that increases your home’s value and protection.
While DIY painting may seem cheaper upfront, the results are often subpar. Amateur paint jobs appear streaky and splotchy, wearing away quicker because the prep work and application techniques were inadequate. This means having to repaint again sooner, costing more long-term.
Our painters deliver excellent results you can’t achieve on your own at competitive prices. We use top-quality Sherwin Williams paints and back our work with warranties. Contact us for a free quote.
Is Painting Your Oroville House a Smart Investment?
A professional paint job is a smart move for homeowners. The boost to your home’s value, protection from weathering, improved aesthetics and curb appeal are well worth the reasonable cost.
Quality painting adds real value to your property unlike many other common remodels. Yet it is very affordable compared to major renovations. This makes it one of the best budget-friendly returns on investment for home improvements. Contact MasterPrep Painting to further discuss the value of painting your Oroville home.
FAQs About Oroville House Painting
How much does it cost to paint the exterior of an average Oroville home?
For a typical two-story suburban home between 1,500 to 2,000 square feet, expect to pay $2,500 to $3,500 for exterior painting. Large homes exceeding 3,000 square feet often cost $4,500 to $6,000.
How long does exterior painting take?
The project typically takes 2 to 4 days depending on home size. Prep work is the most time-intensive, while the actual painting goes quicker with a professional crew.
How often should you repaint your home’s exterior?
In Oroville’s climate, plan on repainting every 5 to 8 years. South or west facing sides may need painting more often as they weather faster. Inspect paint annually and look for fading, cracking, and peeling to see if your home needs a fresh coat.
Should you paint the house exterior yourself?
We don’t recommend DIY exterior painting for most homeowners. There’s much more prep work involved and special equipment needed to safely paint a two-story home. Professionals also have specialized sprayers that ensure a consistent, high-quality finish.
How do you prepare wood siding and trim for painting?
Proper prep is crucial for a long-lasting paint job. Our experts thoroughly wash the exterior, scrape peeling paint, sand rough areas, caulk gaps, and apply primer and sealants. We know the proper prep each Oroville exterior requires before painting.
What type of paint should you use?
We recommend high-quality acrylic latex paints, which provide excellent adhesion on all Oroville home exteriors. Oil-based paints are more durable but contain VOCs. Newer acrylics perform just as well.