Homeowner Tip for Painting Your House

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792

Painting Dining RoomHave you ever wondered what a room in your house would look like if you painted it?

Have you bought paint and painted a room only to find that you hated the color once it was on the wall?

Or worse yet, had the exterior of your house painted and the color you chose made it look like you were a light house with a beacon lighting the neighborhood?

We've all seen some of the bad choices out there and now there is a solution to help avoid costly mistakes when painting.

Well, there is a solution for you.  I found a site on the Internet that will be very helpful for homeowners who would like to spruce up the house and add a little paint.

Be sure to get the scoop about this money saving tip by clicking Sacramento Homeowner Tip for Updating Your House

 

 

 

 

 

Brought to you by Riede Real Estate of Sacramento, CA.  (916) 417-2699

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Sharon Paxson
HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912 - Newport Beach, CA
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Gena - great suggestion and I am bookmarking your post. thanks for the info!

Jan 15, 2009 09:57 AM #1
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Sharon, I was so excited when I found this to help the homeowner avoid those ghastly mistakes. Glad you found it helpful, too.

Jan 15, 2009 09:58 AM #2
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Hi Gena Benjamin Moore has a similar tool and I love it. I use it whenever I am thinking of changing colors.

Jan 15, 2009 11:19 AM #3
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Hi Bill, thank you for the additional helpful site. Does Benjamin Moore charge for the use of uploading a photo of a room or do they offer it for free.  I think Behr charges something like $4-$5 dollars.

Jan 15, 2009 11:46 AM #4
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Gena,

Great info, I just cruised over to your link and took a look for myself. I just had some painting done last week and it didn't turn out exactly as I expected.  This should be a big help.

Jan 15, 2009 08:17 PM #5
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Lynda, wish I had put this up for you BEFORE you painted!  I was very impressed with the site and thought it was very user friendly and quite a help for homeowners. 

Jan 17, 2009 09:58 AM #6
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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

That's a very cool site!!

Jan 20, 2009 09:31 PM #7
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Roger Johnson
CENTURY 21 American Homes - Hickory, NC
Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate

Another important tip for homeowners considering repainting, especially those looking at putting their house on the market:  Hire a professional painter.  Painting is one job that it seems everybody thinks they can do well, but precious few actually can.  Maybe that's from all the HGTV programs, who knows.  There is a hugh difference in the appearance of a professionally painted room and a room painted by a novice painter.  The small amount you save by "doing it yourself" can really cost you in the long run if you end up with uneven lines, drips, stains, etc. throughout your newly painted home.

Jan 23, 2009 01:31 PM #8
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Marchel, I thought so, too.  Wish I had known about it a long time ago. For homeowners doing a little painting both inside and out, it sure will save them money and time from making some mistakes.

Roger, you are so right. I see many homes where the homeowner thought they could paint and left remnants on the ceiling and elsewhere.  I highly recommend hiring a professional as well however, when selecting paint this site will help with that aspect.

Jan 24, 2009 09:50 PM #9
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Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor area Real Estate

Hi Gena, Good tip. I use a site by Benjamin Moore. I always stress to my clients to use a quality paint. The cheap paint from the big box stores may have an attractive price but will only hold up for just 1/3 of the time as a good quality product. Painting is a big disruption to ones living space. You don't want to redo it 3 times as often:~) 

Feb 19, 2009 04:57 PM #10
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Marian, how right you are. If you're going to spend the money and the time, it's well worth it to do it right the first time and have it last longer.

Feb 21, 2009 12:10 PM #11
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Antonio & Alexia Cardenas
Alameda County - San Leandro, CA. - San Leandro, CA
"The Realtors In Motion"

Thank You Gena, that is a cool site, I will pass it along to my clients once escrow closes, I am sure I can score some good points because of that.

Antonio

Feb 27, 2009 07:28 PM #12
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