Painting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update and refresh your home. But how often should you repaint your interior walls? The answer depends on a few questions.
How much wear and tear occurs, what is the space used for, and how often is the area used? Each room has a different timeline as far as how often to repaint. Rooms that get heavier traffic will need to be repainted more often, while others can last years before needing a repaint.
Hallways and Corridors
These areas in your home experience heavy traffic and a lot of wear and tear. Dents and scuff marks, worn out corners, and fingerprints can all be signs that the hallways and corridors in your home could use some fresh paint. It’s recommended to repaint these areas every two to three years.
Kitchens & Bathrooms
In many homes, kitchens are the main hub of the house. From grease stains, smoke, and spaghetti sauce splattered on the ceiling, kitchen walls and ceilings are prone to getting pretty dirty.
It goes without saying, but bathrooms are used quite frequently. But the biggest issue in bathrooms is the humidity and moisture. They can impact the longevity of the paint used in these rooms. It is best to plan to repaint rooms like the kitchen and bathroom every three to four years.
How often to repaint bedrooms depends on who is or isn’t occupying them. Guest rooms and adult rooms rarely require frequent repainting and can go five years before a repaint.
Kids’ rooms, on the other hand, are a different story. Sticky and dirty hands touching walls, artwork with crayons, playtime, and just growing older and having different preferences can all play a part in how often you need to repaint kids’ rooms. Every two years is ideal for repainting kids’ rooms and keeping them looking fresh.
Living Rooms and Dining Rooms
Formal spaces like living rooms and dining rooms don’t need to be repainted too often due to wear and tear. Bigger pieces of furniture can act as buffers protecting the walls. How frequently you repaint is dependent on changes in style and decor. The paint in a living room or dining room can last five to seven years, depending on your lifestyle.
Trim and Molding
Arguably the most abused and frequently beat up parts of the house, trim and molding should be repaired and repainted every two to three years. One of the functions of trim like baseboards and door casings are to protect the walls from dings and nicks so it makes sense they’d take need painting more frequently to stay looking nice.
Repaint Your Interior Regularly
Are you surprised how often you should repaint your interior walls and trim? If you thought it was a ten-to-fifteen-year span before you should repaint, then you might need to adjust your timeline. However, there is no absolute rule. Take into consideration your lifestyle and the amount of activity that goes on in. your home when determining when to repaint. Keep in mind too, that walls painted by professionals tend to last longer than DIY walls.
About Flowers Painting
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