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How Often to Paint Your Home Interior

Posted on February 12, 2022

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, it’s hard to know when it is time for a fresh coat of paint. This is especially true when you’re not looking for a drastic change. And your home interior rarely requires as much maintenance as the exterior of your home. But that doesn’t mean you can neglect it completely.

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

High-Traffic Areas

woman painting ceiling in home

Areas that are highly trafficked or collect excess moisture will need to be services more frequently. Bathrooms fall into both these categories. Areas like hallways and entryways/foyers get a lot of foot traffic and action. And though you may not use laundry rooms as often, they can build up a lot of moisture. This moisture could eventually seep into and destroy your walls. Professional painters should repaint areas that are prone to moisture buildup every 2 to 3 years. These professionals should also take special 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 your home interior is difference for each family. At the end of the day, trust your judgment in whether 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. You should also take into consideration how well the original paint job was done. If it professionals painted initially, then your finish 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 or if you are still wondering how often you should paint your home interiors, an expert may be able to help. A professional home interior painter can also help you determine if there is any underlying damage that they should treat before a paint job can begin.

CertaPro Painters offers free in-home estimates on a variety of interior house painting services. Call today to schedule your free consultation at 469-264-7545. You can also fill out our free, no obligation form. Let our painters take care of the work for you!