When it comes to things you can do to increase the value of your home, painting might not come very high up on your list. The truth is though, painting your home is a cheap way to freshen it up and make it more appealing to a prospective buyer. Of course, this is only in cases where the job is well done and the colors are neutral.
Why should you go for neutral colors? While you could make your home pop by using some intense, bold colors, it could also be difficult for a potential buyer to see their furniture matching the walls. Using neutral colors will allow for a wider variance.
You should ensure that you get the best materials possible to get the best quality job that you can. Using cheap paint, or even cheap brushes will quickly be apparent in the streaking and clumping that you will experience. The job is fairly simple as long as you have a steady hand and do the work methodically.
Doing the work yourself can save you quite a bit of money and make it even more profitable.