Freshen Your Home with These Painting Tips

When considering selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, one factor that comes to mind is all the work you have ahead of you to get the home in show-ready condition. And we don't want to scare you, but sprucing up your home before it starts to show can be a great help in getting it sold. But that doesn't mean you need to go all out on a complete remodel. Adding a fresh coat of paint can really help to spruce up any room in your home. So put away those home remodel magazines and grab a paintbrush instead! The Fran Campbell Team has some tips for you to make painting your home a breeze:

  1. Line your paint tray with a plastic bag or aluminum foil. Some trays will fit nicely into a small garbage or grocery bag AND you'll never have to buy a new tray or wash one.
  2. Use bed raisers, 2x4 scraps or wooden blocks to raise your furniture and avoid painting the floor or surface.
  3. Have a small area that you don't want to paint? Cover the area with Vaseline  - works great for screws or hinges.
  4. If your painters tape is peeling and won't come out in one piece, place it in the microwave for 10 seconds and it will be like new.
  5. If you need to take a break and want to keep your brush and rollers from getting hard, simply wrap them in a plastic bag and seal it with a rubber band.
  6. When painting old furniture, be sure to use wood filler in the dents and scratches to achieve a smooth surface.
  7. If you have a dry painted surface that feels rough, run a brown paper bag over it.  It creates a very smooth sandpaper grit and it won't leave scratches.
  8. Remove paint tape at an angle to ensure a clean line.
We hope these paint tips will help you with your next painting project. Once you've finished touching up for completely repainting, you'll be more confident in how your home will show to potential buyers. With a fresh new look, you'll be more likely to have buyers putting in offers you can't refuse! So what are you waiting for? Pick out some fresh new colors, grab your paintbrushes and get started! The Fran Campbell Team is here for the rest. 

When you work with the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks, we'll help you market your home effectively, schedule showings, and bring you offers for consideration as they come in. Once an offer is accepted, we're right by your side through the entire process to ensure a smooth transition. Give us a call today to start working with our expert real estate agents and let's get your home sold!

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