Damaged walls can be a problem when you try to sell your home. Even if the walls are immaculate, if they are bland and boring, prospective home buyers might pass it up. Wall coverings can be an important part of the selling power of your home. Try one of these three wall covering home improvement projects to help sell your home.
This classic wall covering is a simple wood beaded panel that typically rises from the floor to a chair railing, but can fill an entire wall floor to ceiling. Wainscoting is a cheap but elegant solution to those walls that require more than just a little touching up.
Wainscoting in easy to install and requires just basic measuring and cutting skills to use it and a little wood adhesive or liquid nail to bond the tongue and groove panels into place. Wainscoting is also the perfect wall covering solution to damaged drywall that’s out of your league to repair.
While paneling isn’t for everyone, (in fact some of it can be left in the 80’s) it does however have some characteristics that make it a unique wall covering for home salability. Paneling has its advantages in that it is cheap and easy to install. It also comes in a wide variety of styles and colors, so choosing a neutral pattern and color should be easy and help you make the sale.
Drywall, wallpaper and other unsightly or damaged wall coverings can benefit from a joint compound texturing. Whether you rent a hopper gun and create an orange peel texture or buy a stomp brush to create texture, chances are it will cover up damages easily and with little funds.
There are numerous types of texturing available. Just be sure before you texture any wall, put down a base coat of Kilz primer. This will make certain that the texture bonds to the substrate correctly. For more information on texturing, read my article, Using a Spray Hopper to Texture Drywall.