5 Ways Paint is Really a Superhero
Paint is awesome! It can make any room look great, accent a furniture piece, or just be fun to do. We love paint! Many people think the value of paint stops at how it looks but that could not be further from the truth. Paint has as many functions as other parts of your house. Paint, in our eyes, is really the superhero of the house. Sure, paint can’t pay the bills but it has some surprising functions that give it superhero powers in our view.
Protects Against the Weather
Paint on the exterior of your house is the first line of defense against the weather. Be it sun, rain, wind, or the very, very rare chance of snow in the Treasure Coast, paint keeps moisture and the elements out of cracks in your house. When your trim or any exterior part has even the littlest hole–from a woodpecker, for example– that let moisture in, which can lead to all sorts of problems such as mold.
Reduces Dust, Stains, and Greasy Fingerprints
The right paint can keep dust and other grime from building up over time and causing damage to the paint, especially in homes with plaster walls. Plus, paint will help your cleaning process become a little less intense. You can also rest assured that any allergy sufferers in the house will have better air quality because of this too.
Increases Home Value
There is no secret that a good paint job can help increase the value of your home. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, different colors in different rooms can affect the selling price. For example, yellow in a kitchen can increase the premium by an average of $1,360 according to Zillow. Not bad for something your house needs anyway and it’s so simple to do.
Having a bad day? Looking to cheer up a friend? Hosting a party? The paint you choose can affect your mood. You may choose beige or gray because it goes with everything, but that can really make you feel down. On the other hand, a nice yellow can make you feel more perky and upbeat. Paint can have an important impact on your mood.
No, your paint cannot warn you about ghosts or tell your dog to stop barking but it can give you early warning signs for other issues. For example, if your paint is cracking, that may mean many things. Depending on how the paint is cracking, it could mean that the caulking is cracked, or that there is a crack in the stone or brick. Your paint can help save you time and money on a bigger problem if you let it speak to you when you first notice the tiniest crack or flaking.
Paint cannot jump tall buildings in a single bound or run faster than a train. But it can be a superhero by protecting your home from the elements, reducing dust, increasing your home value, boosting your mood, and telling you about potential bigger problems. To learn how we can help care for or even fix your new superhero, give us a call today!