Today is the one month anniversary from when we officially moved into our first home.…
Paint is one of the least expensive and most impactful updates you can do in and outside a home. Most of us think of painting rooms, but did you know there are LOTS of ways to update your house outside too?
When my mom passed away, we had to clean out and prepare her house to go up for sale. One of the projects we had to do to it was to paint the foundation of the home. It’s a typical ranch-style home with about 24″ of foundation on most sides of the house.
The paint was peeling and discolored and was in much-need of repair. So we got to painting it.
The first thing I thought of was
What kind of paint do we use?
And actually the answer is easy. There are lots of products out there to paint brick, concrete, stucco and more. So I turned to Behr paints to find exactly what we needed.
Behr makes several paints made for the outdoors and for different types of surfaces. We used the Masonry, Stucco & Brick paint in Satin. It’s self-priming, mold resistant and water repellant. This paint comes in 90 colors and since the foundation we were repainting was in white, we chose that.
When painting a foundation, first you scrape all the chipping and peeling paint.
Then you can power wash it and clean up any loose paint chips. This is especially important whens telling a house, as some banks won’t provide financing if there is chipping or peeling paint.
We used a brush and paint sprayer to paint this house, which goes very fast and provides great coverage. Here is the foundation after just one coat of paint.
White makes it look bright and fresh but darker paint on a foundation also look really nice on a house too.
Here is the before and after. It’s such an improvement.
And we ended up selling the house in just three weeks, so we’re very glad about that. Soon I plan to try more of Behr’s specialty paints for the basement, my laundry room needs a makeover for sure.
Happy Halloween, see you soon!
Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post. All opinions are my own. This post is not intended to provide guidance on things to do to sell a home.