How Often Should You Paint Your Walls?
June 28, 2017
Nothing reinvigorates a room quite like a fresh coat of paint. When it comes to the painting the inside of your home, there are no fixed rules on how often you should paint your walls. It really comes down to how your walls look and what condition they’re in.
There are a few telltale signs that your walls are in need of a new coat of paint, however. These include:
When your paint starts peeling: While high-quality paint should never start peeling, some cheaper paints can eventually start to flake. This can also happen if proper steps weren’t taken to prepare your walls before painting, or in a high-humidity room such as a bathroom.
When your walls are scuffed and damaged: Even if you try to take care of your walls, the paint is eventually going to get marked. This is especially true in children’s bedrooms, family rooms and hallways, where years of use takes its toll on your walls.
When you’re simply sick of your current paint: Home décor and paint colors change over time. That shade you loved years ago may no longer look fresh and stylish. When your tastes change, it’s time to find a new, more appealing paint color for the rooms in your home.
Depending on the quality of your paint, you can always try to clean it. The problem with many paints is that even if they’re supposed to be washable, they eventually scrub away, leaving light patches where you’ve cleaned. If you do decide to wash your walls, make sure you wash your entire wall and avoid doing spot cleaning that can discolor and ruin your paint.
Knowing When It’s Time to Repaint Your Walls
We often have customers asking us how to know when it’s time to repaint. For the inside of your home, that answer depends on you. Here at Shoreline Painting, we encourage you to contact us to discuss the current condition of your paint. In some cases, simply painting one wall in a room in a contrasting color can change the look of your room if the rest of your paint is still looking good.
If your paint is starting to flake or is simply too marked to clean, we can propose full room and house painting to make it look fresh and clean again. With years of experience, we get in and do a professional job every time. Many of our customers have us in to repaint their entire home all at once, instead of doing a few rooms now and being disrupted at a later date when you want the rest of your rooms painted.
We’ll come and take a look at your home and prepare a quotation for painting the rooms you’d like redone. We can point out the signs that it’s time to repaint your home and explain how we can help your paint last longer:
Using quality paints that can be washed: This is especially important in rooms such as your kitchen, hallways, family living spaces and children’s bedroom, where marks and scuffs are common
Properly preparing your walls: Our expert painters will remove all flaking paint and properly wash and sand your walls for maximum paint adherence. The result is paint that will look better and last longer.
Installing protective touches: Why not add a chair rail in your kitchen or dining room to avoid scuffing around your table, or fun chalk walls in your children’s bedrooms so they can color on the wall at will?
If you’re wondering how often you should repaint your house, the answer is whenever you want a fresh look! We look forward to hearing from you and telling you more about the great painting colors and options we can provide to make your house look new again. We serve customers in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY, so if you live in the area and are looking for that fresh look in your home feel free to contact us today.