ROI for Painting Your Home

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re contemplating re-painting your home. Re-painting your home not only increases its value, but also helps protect it. So, even if you’re not necessarily in the market to sell, re-painting provides peace of mind against dangers such as mold, mildew, rot, and termites. Additionally, it will provide a longer life for your siding.

If you are looking to sell your home, most real-estate agents agree that re-painting is the most cost-effective way to increase its value. In fact, a survey conducted in 2015 found that re-painting your home can increase its value from 2-5%! If you pair this with re-painting your house interior, then you could reasonably increase your home’s value by an additional 1-3%!

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These figures are based on work completed by professional painters, which typically use premium supplies with high-end tools. Although some homeowners take on the task of painting their homes themselves, more often than not, the results are not as polished compared to that of a professional and take twice as long to complete. At Three Rivers Painting Co., we use premium paint from Sherwin Williams and have professional sprayers that provide an even coat that will last long and look beautiful.

Another thing to consider when re-painting your home is proper preparation. At Three Rivers Painting Co., we ensure the surface is clean and prepared properly by power-washing, spot sanding, and taping (where necessary). In fact, 50% of the job is purely proper preparation. Without taking these steps, the finished product won’t look nearly as good in comparison.

So, how often should you re-paint your house? For people living in Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding areas, we suggest every 7-10 years (depending on the material). If you’re from Fort Wayne, you know that we experience proper seasons; heavy rain, snow, sleet, and sometimes hail, occur every year, and slowly chip away the paint on your home. If you’re starting to see bubbling, chipping, flaking, and/or cracking, you’re probably due for a re-painting. Three Rivers Painting Co. offers free quotes, so feel free to call us, and we’ll be happy to come take a look and give you an estimate.

Well, there you have it. If you’re looking to sell your home and want to increase its value, re-painting is a no-brainer. Or, if you’re looking to give your house a fresh look while providing another 7-10 years of protection, then re-painting is a wise investment. Whatever the reason, Three Rivers Painting Co. will do the job right, on time, and for a fair price. If you’d like to learn more, you can call us at (260) 557-3734 or send us an email at We’d love to hear from you!