How Often Should Interior Walls Be Painted?

Many painters are often faced with the question of how often interior walls in a home should be painted, but the answer isn’t always a simple one. In most cases it depends on the home. The interior walls of your home are exposed to various elements and factors that can damage your paint and cause your walls to need painting more frequently. As a homeowner, it is important to be mindful of signs that may indicate it’s time for a fresh coat of paint on your interior walls. Here are some guidelines to determine whether it’s time to repaint your interior walls.

Professional Interior Painting vs. DIY Painting

When you have your interior painted professionally using a high quality interior paint and take care of your walls, a paint job can easily last 8-10 years before it needs to be repainted. Professional painting companies generally use the highest quality paints, while ensuring that the surface of the interior wall is properly primed before beginning work and and applying the paint evenly and accurately. Many DIY painting projects end up rushed, causing cracks to start to appear in the paint and may only last a couple of short years.

Repainting times depend on the room

In most cases, the interior rooms of your home aren’t painted at the same time. Some walls in your home such as hallways are subject to more wear and tear and other parts of the house. These areas generally need to be repainted more frequently, usually every 3-4 years. When you compare this to a room in your home that doesn’t see as much traffic, such as your bedroom, you may find that the interior paint job on your bedrooms walls lasts far longer.

Dining rooms and living rooms are also at the top of the list for rooms that need to be painted more frequently, given that they are used on a regular basis and are filled with furniture. The furniture can cause additional wear and tear on your interior walls, especially with dining room chairs. These rooms tend to be put off the longest by homeowners to avoid having to move furniture, although a professional painting company will always ensure your furniture is protected.

Sun Damage

Just because a wall isn’t on the exterior of your home, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t sustain damage from the sun. Your windows and doors in your home direct sunlight inward and project it onto your walls. Sunlight is a big factor when it comes to repainting as over time, the sun will gradually fade the pain on your walls in places that are exposed to direct sunlight throughout the day. It’s a good idea to make use of blinds and curtains, especially over the summer months when the sun’s damaging rays are at it’s peak.

Whether you’re looking to repaint your home because it’s due for a new coat of paint, or you’re just looking to change things up with a fresh coat of paint to create a new look for your interior rooms, our team at ProRise painting is here to help. Give us a call or get in touch with us today for a free quote for your next painting project.



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