Getting a home in a colourful road might be a pricey investment, but it can actually bring you a high return. Vibrant-coloured homes in bright roads get a lot of attention. They are worth higher than its comparables in a nearby colourless or ‘bland’ street.
According to a research conducted by HomeOwners Alliance and Brewers Paint using an online valuation tool based on the local and Land Registry sold data, homes in brightly coloured roads are 20% more expensive than the homes in its neighbor plain roads.
Figures show that compared to homes in roads where most properties are painted and decorated in white or rendered with pebbledash and bricks, homes in brightly-painted streets are 2% to 65% more expensive.
As an example, the price of a three-bedroom home situated in the colourful Ten Bell Lane in Norwich is 65% higher than its comparable house located in Victoria Street, which is only a few steps away. At the same time, an average three-bedroom house in the brightly-coloured Dark Gate Street in Aberaeron, Wales, is about 28% more expensive than its neighbouring comparable home in Chalybeate Street.
However, according to Home Alliance’s Chief Executive, Paula Higgins, they can’t persuade everyone to have their home exterior walls painted in vibrant colours such as green, orange, and yellow just to increase the value of their street. They also want everyone to consider the fact that getting a home in a vibrant street will cost more when you can get a property of the same size at a much lesser price just a few metres away.
Should you consider having your home painted in vibrant colours, it is vital to hire professional and highly-skilled painters to carry out the job for you. This way, you can ensure the success of your project and the security of your investment.
At Wallace Contracts, we can help you achieve the home colour and design of your dreams at cost-effective prices. We have a team of highly-skilled and talented painting and decorating professionals who are capable of completing the job on-time and with excellent results.
Feel free to contact us at telephone number 01782 810 220 for enquiries and appointment requests.
Attention to detail is essential to make your painting project done correctly. Beginners and even decorating professionals always strive to improve their skills and knowledge in achieving painting perfection. Some would ask for tips and ways to step-up in the field of painting, which is very helpful in improving their skills.
You have to be very particular in every detail because every stroke matters. It could build a good impression or break your good reputation.
If you are new to painting, here are our a few helpful tips that are guaranteed to achieve a perfect result.
1. Plan a reasonable timeline
Providing a secure and clearly defined schedule can make your customers feel comfortable throughout the painting project. If you rush things to be done in a short period to impress the clients, it will lead you to a failed outcome.
Having a broad idea of the project on how long it will take, the products to use, and the smoothest way of relaying messages to the clients will give them proper expectations and will help you complete the job right on time.
Aside from a reasonable timeline, it is also essential to inform your client with the following information:Type of paint you will use and other necessary materialsHow long it will take to complete each stage of the painting projectHow long the product will take to dry before proceeding to the nextThe staff who are involved with the job
Providing these details to clients will give them a whole picture of the project.
2. Document your work
Documenting your work is one of the best ways of promoting your skills. The before, during, and after photos you take will serve as evidence of your skills and capability to handle the project. Aside from that, you can look back to the things you’ve done and check the details to improve.
3. Paint one wall at a time
Completing one wall at a time is a common practice for professional painters. It could save time, energy, and it will prevent the materials, the roller, brush, and the paint from drying out and be wasted.
4. Clean everything before painting
Before the brush touches the wall, you have to clear and clean every single object or something insignificant in the entire surface. Remember, a single spot could damage everything. You may lose a customer and gain bad reviews.
5. Use the right equipment
Rollers, brush, paints, and whatever tools and equipment you use have a vital role in your painting work.
You have to choose high-quality products, tools, and equipment to achieve quality work. All these things will give a good impression on your reputation and painting ability.