Why Repainting Your Home Interior is Important

Posted on April 5, 2023

Painting the interior of your home is a great way to spruce up a room, make an aesthetic change, or repair damage… But there’s more to it than that! Of course repainting is important for cosmetic reasons, from preparing your house for sale to improving general ambience, but there are also practical – and even health related – reasons for repainting if you’ve been putting it off for a while.

Here are the often overlooked reasons for repainting the interior of your home.

Easy to Clean

To start simply, freshly painted walls are easier to clean! Over time, paint breaks down – that means it’s more porous, absorbs more from the air, and holds on to stains, smudges, and so on. When you repaint, that fresh surface is much easier to clean.

Modern paints come in a variety of easily-washable finishes, and a painting professional can help you select the right paint for your specific application. Higher gloss sheens can help you keep high traffic areas free of fingerprints, and a fresh paint on baseboards can help with dust accumulation.

Reduce Odor

The same way that older paints are more likely to hold on to stains, they also retain odors over time. Older, more porous paint absorbs particles from the air, and can cause lingering odors from cooking, pets, and the like, even when thoroughly cleaned!

The good news is that fresh paint also freshens up the smell of any room!

Air Quality

Over time, dust and dirt accumulate in your home, resulting in respiratory irritants and reduced air quality. In older houses, the paint used may also contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are released into the air as the paint ages and breaks down. Modern interior paint is often low/zero VOC, and serves to seal in VOCs from the old paint on your walls. Some types even absorb VOCs from other sources like carpet and furniture.

This is especially important if people in your family suffer from asthma or other respiratory conditions, but improving the air quality in your home is beneficial to everyone.

Updating your interior paint is a relatively easy and cost effective way to boost cosmetic value, create a new look, and give your home an overall upgrade, but the upsides go beyond looks. Modern, high quality paints also cover up pesky stains and odors, are much easier to clean, and most importantly, protect your family from potentially harmful chemicals.

To learn more about updating the interior paint in your home, or for any other questions, contact CertaPro today!

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