How Often should you Paint the Interior of your House?

Our team at CertaPro Painters® of Federal Way has completed countless interior painting projects over the years. There are a few questions we frequently get asked by homeowners. One of the most askedLiving Room questions is how often do you need to repaint the interior of your house. How often you should paint the interior of your house is very individualized to each family. Knowing when to repaint will make all the difference when it comes to the appearance of your home. Paints are generally designed to last anywhere between 5 and 10 years but it is really dependent on you and your family’s activity. The amount of activity in a particular room has a huge influence on how often it will need to be repainted. There are certain areas in your home that will need more frequent touch ups than others.

Hallways see a lot of activity causing wear and should therefore be painted more frequently. On the hand, bedrooms won’t need to be repainted as often because they are generally just used to sleep in. However, if you have children who are constantly playing in their bedrooms then you may need to reconsider. Living rooms and dining rooms generally don’t get repainted for 5-7 years. Kitchen and laundry rooms are busy rooms and they tend to need to be repainted more often. Bathrooms are also busy rooms and humid areas. Humidity can wear the paint faster as well. If looking to repaint your bathrooms, consider paint specifically designed for humid areas. They are water based and will last longer. Good ventilation is also important to keep your bathroom paint looking fresh.

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 than it is likely to last longer.

At the end of the day, trust your judgement 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, then it’s probably time for a repaint. If you find yourself looking around your home and wanting it repainted, call us to schedule a free estimate!