When it comes to interior wall paint, a commonly asked question is: How often should you repaint your house interior? There are a few indicators to determine if you do need a new paint job. Are your interior walls looking a little worse for wear, and are there scuff marks on the walls that have been around so long they’re like a fond old painting? If these are questions that you may have asked yourself before, then perhaps it’s time for a fresh coat of paint.

How often you should repaint your home’s interior walls is determined by the quality of paint and how many people use each room. Sometimes you may find that you won’t need a new coat for a number of years, whereas sometimes a new coat may be required every two years. Noticeable colour fading, cracking and peeling are signs you may need a new coat of paint.

Hiring professional painters from Elite Painting ensures that your home’s new coat of paint will be done to the highest of standards. Not only will it give your home a clean new look, but it can also increase your property value if you’re looking to sell. Elite Painting offers durable paint that will last for years in rooms that are prone to wear and tear, whilst offering a modern, clean look to your home’s interior.

How long does interior paint last on the wall?

High traffic areas such as the living room, kitchen, and bathroom are all hotspots for food splatters and scuff marks. How long should a paint job last on a house will vary based on how many live people in your home.

If you have children, the kid’s bedrooms, for instance, are prone to a higher rate of wear and tear, from toys being thrown around with passion, to the Picassoesque crayon scribbles they leave behind. So, a repaint every 2 to 3 years is recommended. Adult bedrooms will typically last longer than the children’s, and may only need a repaint when you’re feeling like a new colour. Although depending on the quality of paint, some fading and peeling may occur and if that is the case, your room will need a fresh paint job.

Laundry rooms, bathrooms and kitchens typically have high volume traffic, but they also have a lot of moisture build-up which is damaging to the paint causing it to stain and/or mold. Hopefully, it won’t get to the point where mold starts to build up, which can be a safety hazard. So not only will a new coat give the room a fresh look, but it will also be healthier for all. It is recommended to go for a new coat of paint every 3 to 4 years.

Your living room and dining room are commonly used rooms that may get a lot of wear and tear due to people going in and out of them all day, going about their daily activities. Durable paint, like that used by Elite Painting, should last 5 to 7 years in your living and dining rooms.

When it comes to ceiling paint, you may think it’s unreachable, but it too is vulnerable to wear and tear. Sunlight can cause the paint on the ceiling to yellow over time, and moisture build-up in the kitchen can cause staining as well. Typically, the ceiling paint will last up to twice as long as the wall paint, lasting up to 10 years.

Every room in the house gets different usage and the paint is exposed to many different elements. This article offers more on how long a paint job should last on a house interior and exterior and help plan the costs.

What is the best time of the year to paint the interior of your house?

Seasonal changes can affect how wet paint dries inside your home’s interior. High humidity levels are the main concern when it comes to drying, as it can take longer to dry, start streaking and cause issues bonding to the wall. Summer may seem like the obvious answer, but winter is typically the best season as it usually has the lowest humidity levels of the year in Australia.

It’s a good idea to organise your residential painting job when you know you won’t have any events or gatherings planned in your home to give your fresh, new, high quality paint time to cure. Even if it feels dry to the touch it may not be cured, so give it the time recommended by the Elite Painting professional before hosting guests. Any accidental bumps or scrapes can cause it to peel. If you need more advice on how to prepare your home for painting, this article may be of use to you.

Now it’s up to you! Contact Elite Painting today!

There are many factors which determine how often you should repaint your home’s interior. Have any of your interior walls fallen within the recommended time bracket for a new coat of paint? Or do they look a little worse for wear and look a little dull? Then it is time to get in contact with your residential painting in Perth, Elite Painting! Please give us a call or email today for more information or for a free quote at 0404 681 371 or michael@elitepainting.com.au

Finally, as this will be our last blog post of the year, our team at Elite Painting wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.