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How Frequently Should You Paint Your House Interior

How Frequently Should You Paint Your House Interior

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Painting your interior is a great way to give it a makeover. Unfortunately, paint jobs do not last a lifetime. Interior walls and surfaces are subjected to routine wear and tear that can prematurely age your walls. Age-related deterioration can cause paint to peel, chip, and crack. To keep up your home’s curb appeal, consider periodically repainting your interior.

“How often should I paint the rooms in my house?”

This is one of the most common questions Kenwood homeowners ask their painting contractors. How frequently your rooms need to be repainted depends on how much you use them.

Below are some recommendations on how often you should paint your rooms.

1. Bedrooms

How frequently a bedroom needs to be repainted depends on whether it’s an adult’s room or a child’s. Adults do not usually spend as much time in their bedrooms as kids, which is why adults’ bedrooms do not need to be repainted as often as kids’ rooms. The paint on the walls of a room used by adults typically lasts five years or more.

Kids scribble, paint, and draw on the walls in their rooms. So it’s no wonder kids’ bedrooms need to be repainted more frequently – typically every 3-4 years.

2. Living Room and Dining Room

Living rooms and dining rooms typically need to be repainted less frequently than bedrooms as they tend to have furniture that acts as a buffer preventing people from touching the walls. The living room is also not as busy as other important rooms in the house such as the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.

In many cases, homeowners repaint their living room not because the paint is damaged and is flaking off, but because they want to experiment with a new look. These rooms need to be repainted every 5-7 years. However, if you use a low-quality paint, you may have to repaint your living and dining room sooner than you expected – every 3-5 years or even sooner.

3. Kitchen

The kitchen is rightly called the heart of a home as it is one of the busiest rooms in a home. Kitchen walls and surfaces take a lot of punishment everyday. Oil splashes, grease, and heat generated during cooking can cause kitchen paint to deteriorate prematurely and rapidly. You may have to clean your kitchen wall frequently which can affect the lifespan of your paint.

Even if you use a highly durable paint in your kitchen, it will need repainting more often than other rooms in your house, typically every 3-4 years.

4. Bathrooms

Like the kitchen, the bathroom in a home is used frequently. Bathrooms are humid areas and prone to dampness. Too much moisture in the air can lead to paint damage. To maintain the look and feel of your bathroom, repaint it every 3-4 years.

Mike Chavez Painting is a renowned residential painting contractor in Kenwood. We use the latest tools and techniques to ensure a quality paint job. To make an appointment, call (707) 623-5850.