Painting Tips to Help You Freshen Up or Sell Your Home

Just about every home seller knows that a fresh coat of paint is one of the most inexpensive fixes you can do to perk up your home. Making a good first impression is so important partly because a potential buyer won’t spend long looking at your home if it appears that it is dirty or in bad shape. One of the easiest and most dramatic ways to enhance that first impression is through proper home staging. A few key tips can help you make the most of your painting budget.

A neutral-colored interior palette, without personal clutter, helps potential buyers envision how their taste can be implemented in a home. Our extensive experience in creating a fresh impersonal environment when staging your home for sale can be invaluable. Neutralize the color palette throughout the home and remember: neutral is not white!

A seller should always make sure that their paint has a fresh appeal, no dings, and no marks. If there are any imperfections repaint or touch up because it gives potential buyers the feeling of a well-maintained home. The color chosen has to be livable and appealing. You want a color which the buyer will accept even if it is not their first choice; which they will live with; and, which they will accept with those colors.

Our customers choose us for the service that we provide—and then they refer us to their family, friends and coworkers.

Color Suggestions

Repainting the Kitchen

In the kitchen it’s good to stay in the orange, red and yellow families. These work well because they’re food-related, but it’s important to still make them soft, appealing and neutral, and keep them in the suggested food group colors.

Repainting the Bathroom

In the bathroom paint must be light, because the rooms tends to be smaller, and a darker color would just make it more so. One way to infuse color into the room is through accessories like soaps or towels. But for the walls, keep it in the light yellows or tans. Perhaps you can pick up colors from the tile floors, but if the floors are hardwood then it’s best to stick with neutral tones.

Repainting the Bedroom

In the bedroom it’s also especially important to stay away from bright colors, since this room is viewed as a sanctuary, so choose something very neutral that will work with the flooring and also flow into the master bathroom. Bed and bath colors do not have to be the same but definitely must flow.

Repainting the Home Office

The only spot where warmer, richer colors are welcomed is in the home office, where cinnamon, dark brown or even dark blue are welcome—these colors make the space an area in which to work and relax.

Repainting other areas of the home

Complementary paint suggestions to help sell your home includes salmon-hued paints—they make people’s skin color look good. Very pale beige with a blue tone is very tranquil while a beige tone with a green tint gives off energy. Both are good choices for the living room.

Don’t forget about your decks, patios and garage. In the patio area it’s not necessary to paint but do ensure that the decks and patios are pressure washed and fresh looking. For your basement and garage paint is also important. Paint the concrete floor and warm up these otherwise cold spaces with a warm neutral color like gold.

Brightly colored exterior doors are often charming and frequently appear on design blogs and Pinterest.

Peeling or faded exterior trim on your home will send a message that the home isn’t well maintained. Newly painted trim can also make it appear as if the entire exterior has been freshened up. Make sure to wash and patch first so that the overall finish is smooth and clean.

The quality you expect, on time and backed by a multi-year guarantee. For more information and a free consultation email


BayView Painting
P.O. Box 151
Union, ME 04862

We treat your property
as if it were our own.


Fully Insured
Lead Certified