Carl’s Painting & Remodeling’s FAQs
How much does it cost to paint a house?
The answer depends on a number of factors. You must consider the size of the house, the amount and quality of paint, and the amount of preparation work involved (for example, the removal of wallpaper, the repair of drywall, etc). We will give you an honest and straightforward estimate on the cost of painting your home's interior or exterior.
How do I prepare my home for painting?
When you leave the job to us, we'll quickly and correctly take care of the preparation work. The main thing we'll do is make sure damaged or rotten pieces of your walls are repaired or replaced. Next, we will prime the new pieces and then scrape or sand the existing materials to remove loose or peeling paint. Finally, we clean away mold or mildew and fix areas that need additional attention. After all of this is complete, it's time for us to paint.
How long is the home painting preparation process?
Again, the answer to this question depends on the size of your home, the condition of the surfaces to be painted, and other considerations. The preparation could take a day or two depending on the size of the house and the number of people working on it. The interior process is quite similar but usually doesn't take as long and generally requires moving or covering furniture and taping areas not to be painted.
What renovations can increase the value of my home?
Sometimes, a higher-cost home upgrade doesn't translate to a high enough property resale value to justify the expense. To get a better return on your investment, consider the following renovation projects. Garage door replacement, entry door replacement, wood deck additions, minor kitchen remodels, fresh paint, and siding replacement all these give home sellers an advantage when it comes to the asking price.
While all renovations have the potential to raise your home's value, there are some upgrades that stand out from the crowd in their return on investment. Some of the best ROI projects for your home include bathroom and kitchen additions, basement and attic remodeling, deck and patio additions, siding replacement, window replacements, master bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and second-story additions.
Remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms is always a good start for increasing the value of your home. Replacing your flooring is also a good idea, especially if it's worn out. Hardwood flooring in particular is a popular surface that attracts potential buyers, due to its premium look and feel. Outdoor entertainment areas like decks or summer kitchens are also a big draw.