How Often Do Rooms Need to be Repainted?

Interior Painting | January 18, 2022

As winter sets in, many homeowners are looking at projects they can complete inside their home. While painting is a project that is often put off or postponed, winter is the perfect time to repaint various rooms. As leading providers of interior painting solutions delivered with the highest level of care, the team at Dunbar Painting knows how rejuvenating a new coat of paint can be. That is why we have provided some information to help you understand how often rooms need to be repainted and determine if it is time to hire a professional to update your home.

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Important Interior Repainting Considerations

To determine how often your rooms need to be repainted, consider the following factors:

Form vs. Function

Interior painting projects typically serve an aesthetic purpose while exterior painting projects have a functional element for protecting against weather. Exterior surfaces will typically need to be repainted more often to ensure they continue protecting your home. Interior repainting projects are almost entirely about form, though function is a factor for the kitchen and bathrooms. When hiring a professional for your interior repainting project, it is crucial to ensure that you are choosing a colour (or colours) that you will be satisfied with for the foreseeable future. If you are unhappy with this colour, you will likely want to repaint it sooner and spend more doing so.

High-Traffic Areas vs. Low-Traffic Areas

High-traffic areas like stairwells, entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms may start to show signs of wear sooner than areas like living rooms and bedrooms. This means that they will likely need to be repainted more frequently to ensure a fresh and rejuvenated appearance throughout your home. It is especially recommended to hire a professional to paint your kitchen and bathrooms as these areas require additional considerations and knowledge to ensure that the job is done right.

Quality of Previous Repainting Jobs

If you are not the first owner of your home, it has likely been painted before. The quality of this previous repainting job will greatly influence the frequency at which your rooms will need to be repainted. This quality can also vary from room to room. For example, the previous owners may have hired a professional to paint their bathrooms and kitchen but opted to paint their bedrooms and living room themselves. In addition to technique and accuracy, the quality of the products used in previous jobs can greatly influence longevity and wear over time. If the previous job was rushed and completed with cheap paint, it will likely start to show signs of wear much faster than a high-quality job with premium products.

To learn more about interior repainting considerations or to inquire about our painting solutions, get in touch with the team at Dunbar Painting. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or the details of your project.