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We are looking to sell our house and one of the things that needs to be done is repainting the outside. About how much would this cost? (our house is probably about 50×70)

Also would you rather see the inside of the house stay painted as it is, (right now the colors are bold but they go) or is it true that it would sell faster if every wall was painted white?

And we hve an old dog who has gone to the bathroom all over the wood floors. They have now wilted and become stained black in areas. (we would not bring him to the new house, he would be put down) Wht should we do to get the stains out!? the floors are all oak floors throughout the house. We also want to repolish the floors too. About how much would this cost per square foot?

Your help is greatly appreciated!!!!

4 Thoughts on Fixing up house to sell..?
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    August 1, 2011 at 2:14 am

    paint the inside walls as neutral as possible to apeal to more people–bold colors are not good and will inhibit the sale of your home

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    Hot tea and Cheerios
    August 1, 2011 at 2:48 am

    As for the damaged flooring, pour good old hydrogen peroxide on the stained areas and it will bleach out the black.

    As for your bold colors, it depends on just how bold they are.
    A friend of mine bought a house with a chinese red living room, eggplant guest bath and sage master bedroom.
    In general, though, neutral colors have wider appeal.

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    August 1, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Once wooden floors are damaged to that extent from pet urine it cannot be refinished..You would have to partially try to replace the rotted areas and match the old existing finish/stain..(which usually will show some)…or replace the whole flooring in the damaged rooms..or treat it and clean it up thyen cover with a nice carpeting…I am a 37 year experienced painter and have refinsihed many many floors in old victorian style houses etc…The urine cannot be stripped with stripper and refinished properly…The optiions above are best of my experience and knowledge

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    JOHN K
    August 1, 2011 at 3:40 am

    As you know home before sell will be inspected by inspector ,and property must pass the inspection .This inspection is include Exterior and interior (structure ,mechanical ,electrical ) condition and basically must be in operate condition .An small investment before sell in property can lead you for a big profit .Keep your focus in bath rooms – flooring – paint – electrical features- doors and window – roof shingle and land scape – do not spend lot of money in kitchen when you are a seller. only up date plumbing features and if need paint .

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