Painting Your Rental Property
Paint Goes A Long Way
Paint can do so much more than adding a splash of color, it can completely change a room’s appeal and feeling. Colors hold so much weight in emotions and happiness, so changing the paint job in the bedroom or living room every once in a while can really do wonders for both you, and your renters. Now that spring has arrived and new colors are in, let’s talk about what you can do to shake it up and change things around!
How Paint Can Completely Transform a Room
Take it from us, sometimes a room starts to feel stale because of the paint job, not the decor. You can add as many new things as you’d like but if that color just isn’t as vibrant or nice to look at, decor just won’t do much. Lighter colors like whites or pastels tend to give a sense of calmness and serenity, while muddy colors like brown or gray tend to put a cloud overhead. Changing the paint job can take your space from dull to absolutely inviting in a matter of seconds, and it can actually lift your mood depending on which color you choose.
Hot Colors of Spring 2023
This spring, we’re focusing on colors that are in, but also don’t have an expiration date. Pastels are always a nice mood lifter, but pastel blue and pink in particular are constants that always please the eye. These colors stand the test of time and continue to be go to colors for paint jobs, and it's no mystery as to why. Pastel blue is a perfect shade for Hilton Head properties because it's reminiscent of the beach and coast. Thai color really makes renters feel like they’re staying on a beach resort, and it makes them feel welcome. Pastel pink is a safe choice, and a nice one at that. Pink shades bring out happiness and a sense of warmness. Either of these colors will make your space feel new, inviting, and timeless.
What Questions Should You Ask Your Painter?
Painting can be a strenuous task and we recommend going with a professional to make sure the work is done right. But, not all professionals will be right for you, and the last thing you want is to be disappointed with the final result or price point. Here are some questions you should be asking before you make your choice.
Ask for estimates- Asking for estimates before you settle is a great way to insure you get the price you're comfortable with, and you aren’t surprised when the bill comes. An estimate will help you stay within your budget, without the stress of paying out a larger sum than you were planning on.
Ask for references- References can be extremely important. You’re able to deduce what others thought about the work they received without getting it done yourself and risking being unhappy. Finding past clients' reviews should be one of the top things you ask about.
Ask to examine past work- Past work can help you see both the quality and cleanliness of the job. You can tell if the painter took the proper measures in protecting the floor and trim, and you can also figure out whether you like the work they did in the past.
Ask for a guarantee- A guarantee from the painter can make you feel at ease, and if something does go wrong you can refer back to the original promise. This way, you have peace of mind and a verbal confirmation they’ll do what you want. If you also want an official document, a contract is always an option.
The Average Price
The average price per square foot for painting is usually around $2 to $6. With that price estimate you could easily land in a final cost range between $955 and $2,890. This is why you want to make sure you like the job when it's finished, so take your time picking a color and be meticulous when choosing a painter that suits your needs.
We hope these tips help you to choose a painter that's right for you, and we hope you consider taking that leap towards better and more vibrant rooms!