Interior Painting

How Often Should You Paint Homes in Cincinnati?

Posted on December 12, 2023

Paint is a quick and easy way to alter the atmosphere of a space drastically. The right colors in the right places can make a room feel bigger or smaller, modern or vintage. The possibilities are truly endless! However, if you’re not looking to change the feel of your home interior, it can be hard to know when it is time for a fresh coat of paint. The interior of your home rarely requires as much maintenance as the exterior of your home, but that doesn’t mean you can neglect it completely.

CertaPro Painters® of Cincinnati are here to help homeowners know when it is time to paint the home interiors. We also provide an extensive list of expert painting services to get the job done fast and efficiently. Let’s get started!

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High-Traffic Areas

The interiors of your house you’ll want to paint most often are those that are either highly trafficked, or collect excess moisture. Bathrooms fall into both these categories. Areas like hallways and entryways/foyers tend to get a lot of foot traffic and action. Whereas laundry rooms may not be used as often, they can build up a lot of moisture that could eventually destroy your walls. These areas that are prone to moisture buildup should be repainted every 2 to 3 years. However, make sure to take care of any crevices where leaks may occur!

The Fifth Wall

Ceilings are not exposed to dirty fingers or brushes against them like walls are. Your ceiling will change color through sunlight and moisture causing a yellowing effect. You can expect ceiling paint to last about twice as long as wall paint–giving it up to 10 years. Because the most common color is flat white, the room will look 20% brighter with a new coating.

Listen to Your Gut

How often you should paint the interior of your house is very individualized to each family. At the end of the day, trust your judgment in whether or not a room needs to be repainted. If there is a lot of wear and tear on the walls or the color just looks dull, it’s probably time for a repaint. You should also take into consideration how well the original paint job was done. If it was done professionally and the right steps were taken then it is likely to last longer.

Paint Your Home Interior with CertaPro Painters®

Whether you’re unsure whether your home needs a new coat of paint right now, an expert may be able to help. A professional interior house painter can also help you determine if there is any underlying damage. This should be treated before a paint job begins.

CertaPro Painters® offers free in-home estimates on a variety of interior house painting services. Call today to schedule your free consultation at 513-891-3068 or fill out our free, no obligation form and let our painters take care of the work for you.

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