Home Interior Painting, Factors to Consider
When do you repaint your home’s interior? It is one of those decisions that has many factors associated with it. There simply isn’t one answer. For some more heavily used areas of your home, the answer might simply be determined by the wear and tear. Maybe your decision is driven by the change of décor in some rooms, or maybe you have simply changed your taste.
As far as how long a paint job lasts, if proper prep work and painting are done, a paint job can last from 5 to 10 years, heavily used rooms probably more often.
Some Rooms Have a Greater Need than Others
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Bedrooms, for instance, may not need to be painted as frequently simply because they are typically far less used, and not high-traffic areas. This is not a room that people come into physical contact with regularly. So, 5 years or more between painting is common.
Now if the bedroom is a child’s bedroom, that’s different. A child’s bedroom is typically also a playroom, and many times occupied by more than one child. For this reason, the walls can easily get damaged sooner. Use a paint that you can easily wash without degrading the surface. With frequent washing, the walls will probably require repainting in 3 to 4 years.
Living Rooms and Dining Rooms are typically not used all that often. A good paint job can last longer in these rooms. Depending on the layout of the home and the usual abundance of furniture in these rooms, there is not such a tendency for people to come into contact with the walls.
The kitchen is where the party is. Kitchens are busy places. That’s where the family gathers and all the good stuff happens. As a result, they face a lot of wear and tear. Kitchen walls tend to get dirty due to all the cooking and food prep. All of this activity affects how long the paint lasts. Kitchens will have to be painted more often, even with durable paint. The average life span of a kitchen paint job is about 3 to 4 years.
Bathrooms: These are also frequently used and need frequent cleaning. This means that more people are touching the walls, and due to hot showers, there is also moisture. The smaller the bathroom, the more likely that the activity will affect the walls and the paint. Bathrooms and laundry rooms will need repainting about every 3 to 4 years due to the high humidity.
EB Painting Believes That You Ought to Know
We know that you have strong feelings about your home obviously and that you have your taste and plans for your interior, so working closely with you is always a good idea. The interior of your home is a reflection of you and your taste. We want to provide you with the information you need to represent your taste in the best way possible. Repainting interior walls is a great way to develop and evolve your taste even further.
Get a free estimate and consultation, it doesn’t take long. Then feel confident that we can help you achieve the best impression of your vision possible. We’ll understand your big picture and maybe even come up with some ideas you like.