One of the most important aspects to focus on when working with fix and flip properties is their paintwork. Although some house flippers may think it’s a good idea to give a property a coat of paint that is a unique color or style, this may not always be the best option. Below are some tips that will help give your fixer upper jus the right amount of personality to be appealing to potential buyers.
Don’t Get Personal with Color Choices
Potential homebuyers are looking for a clean slate to work with when planning their decorating, so it’s strongly recommended to choose neutral paint colors with white trims. For home interiors, this normally means various shades of warm and cool gray and light taupe.
Using neutral colors like these on interior walls will allow furniture and finishing touches such as throw pillows, curtains and carpeting to stand out well. If potential buyers are faced with paint colors such as bright green, purple or orange, they will usually move on without realizing the property’s potential.
See what’s Popular on the Block
While shades of gray may be highly popular in one suburb, white or cream may feature more prominently in other areas. It’s also important to take the type of property into account that’s being painted, as this will also affect the end result of your project. One of the best ways to see what colors are trending is to visit open houses in the immediate area.
Feature those Shutters
When painting the outside of your fix and flip property, using a subtle approach with regards to color choices is recommended. These can include options like neutral greens and grays, cream, caramel and various shades of white. Putting a contrasting color on fixtures such as shutters and trims will add just the right amount of contrast afterwards.
Add Color to Plain Brickwork
Putting a coat of paint on to a regular brick wall can make a tremendous difference in a room and this can easily be done by using rollers or paint sprayers. Brickwork can either be painted the same color as the rest of the room’s walls or emphasized with a contrasting color.
Refresh those Doors
Doors are one of the first things that potential buyers look at when walking through a property, so these should be covered with a fresh coat of paint – preferably in a darker color that will help create a contrast. Although black is often used as a standard color on doors, there’s nothing wrong with using gray, cream beige or white either
It’s recommended that you spend as much as you can comfortably afford when purchasing paint, as this will provide the best possible end results.
When painting a home for fix and flip purposes, it’s important to remember that potential buyers will not have the same tastes as you with regards to color choices. As such, sticking with neutral paint color palettes will go a long way in helping potential buyers to envision their furniture and fixtures inside the property.