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How Often Should You Paint the Interior of Your Home?

If you painted your home when you first moved in, it’s probably been a few years since the interior walls got a fresh coat. But how often do you really need to repaint a home’s interior? Not only is this project an easy way to give any room a brand-new look with a new color, it also provides a fresh, clean feel.

Consider Use

In general, the rooms where your family spends the most time will need to be repainted before rooms that are rarely used. Keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Five to seven years for the living room and dining room
  • Three to four years for the kitchen and bathroom
  • Two to three years for child bedrooms
  • Four to five years for adult bedrooms
  • Two to three years for hallways

Ceiling paint tends to last longer. You’ll probably need to repaint the ceiling after 10 years. In contrast, baseboard and trim shows wear quickly. Plan for a fresh coat every two to three years.

Look at Wear and Tear

When washing the walls doesn’t remove those dings, scuffs and scratches, a fresh coat of paint will make all the difference. These items can be removed with small repairs, but without new paint, the seams will eventually start to show. Opt for a professional paint job with premium paint to ensure your rooms look great for years.

Don’t be afraid to repaint if you just don’t like the color anymore. Life’s too short to live with a hue that drives you crazy. Maybe you went the DIY route when you painted your living room and the finish isn’t holding up as well as it should. Whatever the reason for new interior paint, you’ll be thrilled with the results.

Color World Paintingoffers high-quality residential painting with professional results. Our six-step process starts with a free, accurate quote and includes the preparations needed for a fantastic paint job. Contact us today by calling (888) 324-0313 or request an estimate online to get started.