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Why You Should Start the New Year with a New Coat of Paint

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso

When you hear this quote, you might not relate it to your everyday life. But you should. As the New Year begins, it’s important to remember you can transform your life into whatever you want it to be.

But sometimes that change starts with your environment. After all, your environment impacts your entire life[1]. If the exterior of your home has seen better days, a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference.

Here’s how.

It Makes Your Home Look Nicer

There’s no two ways about it. Giving your home a fresh coat of paint makes it look a lot nicer. New paint can turn an old, faded home into a bright, beautiful part of the neighborhood.

But new paint changes more than just the appearance.

Boost Curb Appeal

Repainting your home can boost your curb appeal, which should be a focus of every homeowner—not just those getting ready to sell.

Keeping up your curb appeal can do a number of things for you.

First of all, it gives a good first impression. Improving your curb appeal can also save you money in the long run. If you repaint your home now, you won’t have to make costly repairs later, such as:

• Mold damage
• Structural integrity issues
• Splinters
• Warping
• Etc.

Better curb appeal will also raise the resale value of your home. So if you are planning to sell your home this year, repainting should be one of the first home improvements you make.

Impacts Your Mood

The color of your home can impact your mood. For example, each color promotes a different emotion[2], including:

• Red – excitement and passion
• Orange – enthusiasm and energy
• Yellow – warmth and energy
• Green – safety and nature
• Blue – calmness and stability
• Purple – wealth and wisdom
• Pink – calmness and romance
• Brown – security and strength
• White – peacefulness and cleanliness
• Black – unhappiness and mystery

Your home should be a relaxing and comforting place, so if your home is painted a color that stimulates your mood (like red or orange), it might be time to change colors.

It Makes Your Home Last Longer

Residential paint isn’t just about appearance. It can also give your home a number of important benefits that can make your siding last longer.

Gives It Better Protection from the Elements

Paint creates a barrier between your home and the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles elements, such as rain, wind, heat, hail, and more. This protects the wood underneath from weather-related damage.

Prevents Insect Damage

If the wood of your home is exposed from old paint, wood-eating pests, such as termites, will find the weakness and cause all kinds of damage. And this can be an expensive thing to fix[3].

Repainting your home seals off any exposed wood. This prevents pests from eating away at your home.

Starting the New Year with New Paint

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, which means it’s the perfect time to give your home a fresh coat of paint.

Our team at S.Peak Painting can help you transform your San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles home this year, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today at (805) 835-7121.


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