How Long Does Interior Paint Last?

Interior Painting | October 24, 2019

Understanding how long interior paint lasts can help keep your home in like-new condition for years to come. At Dunbar Painting, we know how important the overall look and feel of your home is to you. That is why we offer a range of interior painting services that are designed to help give your home an aesthetic that matches your overall taste and personality.

Factors that Affect the Paint’s Lifespan

Even though interior paint does not have to stand up to harsh weather conditions like the exterior paint on the outside of a house does, interior paint is still susceptible to physical damage from furniture, pets, kids, and other things. Some of the factors that could affect the lifespan of paint include:

1. Paint Quality

When it comes to selecting the type of paint that will be used throughout the interior of your home, it is important to note that higher quality paint will be able to withstand more physical contact than lower quality paints. Consider choosing products like high-quality Trim Paint Line Advance from Benjamin Moore for handrails and other areas that are commonly touched.

2. Amount of Traffic the Room Receives

The overall lifespan of interior paint is dependent on the way the surface is treated by the people living in the house. In most cases, the rooms in the home that tend to have the highest volume of traffic tend to have the most wear and tear and the lowest interior paint lifespan. These rooms include:

  • Hallways and corridors
  • Bedrooms
  • Living rooms
  • Dining rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry rooms

How to Preserve Leftover Paint

After the interior of your home has been painted, chances are there will be leftover paint. In order to properly preserve leftover paint so that it can be used for touch ups in the future, make sure to seal the container and store it in a location that will always be above zero degrees. In most cases, leftover paint should last for at least a couple of years; however, if you are planning on using the paint for more than just touch ups, buying new paint tends to be the better option.

If you would like to learn more about how long interior paint lasts, or if you are interested in our interior painting services, please contact Dunbar Painting at 604-788-3382 or by filling out a contact form on our website. Our team would love to help you update the interior look and feel of your home.