How often should you paint your house interior? The answer, of course, depends. Since there isn’t really a “should” here to speak of, how often you should paint your house interior depends firstly on your feelings, and then on the room.
Choosing Colors and Picking Your Paint
A fresh paint job, even on a single accent wall, can change everything about the feel of a room. It’s a massively impactful decoration that takes up zero floor space. Thus, if you feel like having a repaint, have your repaint! Whatever can be done to make your home feel homier! It’s not uncommon to repaint some area of your house’s interior or other every five years, or less.
Take a look at this color visualizer. You can upload a photo of the room you’re considering painting, or you can use their stock photos of rooms. It only takes a minute to get the hang of the visualizer; soon, it’s like a game trying to find the perfect colors. How would this shade make me feel in the morning? Would I be happy to step into a room this color after a long day at work? It’s much more fun and less stressful to do this knowing that you can experiment again in a few years if you decide you want to try another option.
How Often Should You Paint Your House Interior?
If we’re talking about how often you should paint your house interior from a purely maintenance-focused perspective, the answer is that it depends on the room. More specifically, it depends on what’s usually happening to the walls in that room.
The walls in bathrooms and kitchens tend to take more abuse than most other walls. From humidity to frequent touches and scrubs, it’s a vastly different experience to be a bathroom or kitchen wall than, say, a living room wall. Thus, a new coat or two of protective paint can be a real help every three or four years.
The walls in bedrooms, living and dining rooms simply aren’t touched as much–by anything, including moisture. A notable exception is children’s bedrooms. A kid’s bedroom can also be his/her playroom, timeout room, homework room, etc. A child’s bedroom should probably be grouped with kitchens and bathrooms when it comes to repainting.
Getting Bids From the Pros
When you’re calling around for quotes, make sure to ask every company how long they think the job will take and what they do when they find that a wall needs to be repaired before painting can begin. Are they licensed to do that kind of work as well or will they have to outsource the repair job? How much of their business is structural as opposed to simply painting?
Also, make sure Fitzpatrick Painting & Construction is on your list of candidates. We install and repair drywall all the time and, as our name suggests, are perfectly comfortable remodeling or retiling along the way. And if you find another painting or construction contractor in the Albany area with a better guarantee than ours, let us know!