Britons can increase their property's value with paint hack that 'makes your home stand out from the crowd'

Britons can increase their property's value with paint hack that 'makes your home stand out from the crowd'

Britons discuss getting on the property ladder and house prices

Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 20/05/2024

- 15:36

Homeowners looking to sell have been told to invest in some new masonry paint

Britons looking to sell their properties can increase its value with a few small tweaks.

Major home improvements such as repurposing your garage can fetch you up to £30k more.

But according to the paint and décor experts at Lick, something as simple as a fresh coat of paint can also up your property's value. An expert advised that a vibrant door colour will "make your home stand out".

Britons who do not have the time or money to make extensive renovations should invest in some masonry paint - an acrylic-based paint specifically for exterior use.

For sale sign / Man painting house

Britons looking to boost their house price should try a lick of paint


The experts said: "You could start by painting your front door, a quick way to inject some vibrant colour into a tired-looking facade.

"When painting front doors, opting for a bolder colour can give your home some personality and help it stand out from the crowd."

Next, it's time to move on to the "big decision" of picking colours for the rest of the outside.

The experts advised that "you may want to keep it a little more muted" than the front door, explaining that "too bold or bright" tones could have an "adverse effect" on property buyers.

Indeed, "neutral and 'non-aggressive' colours" might be a seller's best option to entice buyers.

Indeed, while a unique or garish colour might suit your own tastes, it's important that a prospective buyer can see themselves there too. A neutral colour is not likely to put anyone off.

The expert shared some more crucial tips for those looking to boost their property's value before making a sale.

Sellers were advised not to consider just the exterior walls, but soffits too. These include the undersides of balconies and eaves, window sills and front doors.

The experts claimed that lighter colours may work best for smaller homes, as they give the illusion that it is bigger than it actually is - think light grey or a shade of white.

According to an expert from the YouTube channel The Paint People, "one of the easiest and most efficient ways to increase the value of your home is with paint".


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They shared the three colours that will increase your property's value. However, Britons were warned they should avoid a monotonous shade.

An estate agent shared another way Britons can boost their property's value with a front door improvement.

The front door is one of the first things a prospective buyer sees, so it's crucial that sellers make the right impression.

In other property news, the 10 areas where house prices could rise by up to £94,000 by the end of the year have been revealed.

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