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How Often Should I Have My Home Professionally Painted?

“Should I paint my house?”

Every homeowner has asked themselves this at some point. They say nothing revitalizes you like a fresh look. The same is true for your home. Over time, your home’s paint can fade and chip, making it look less vibrant and beautiful.

But knowing when to repaint your house is important. After all, you don’t want to overdo it and repaint when you don’t need to. But you also don’t want to let the paint become dull or chipped.

Knowing when it’s the right time to call a professional painting service is vital to keeping a vibrant, beautiful home.

When to Redo Interior Paint

The paint on the inside of your home and the paint on the outside of your home is going to need to be repainted at different times. Generally, the interior paint can go longer than the exterior paint.

On average, you’re going to want to paint the interior of your house every five to seven years. However, this can vary based upon the traffic in each room. Higher traffic rooms will need to be repainted more often than low traffic rooms.

For example, hallways typically need to be repainted every three to five years. Similarly, living rooms will need a fresh coat of paint every five years. High humidity rooms, like bathrooms, will also want a fresh coat every three to four years.

On the other hand, lower traffic rooms can typically go five to seven years before they need a fresh coat of paint.

When to Redo Exterior Paint

Exterior paint can sometimes need to be redone much more often than interior paint. Since it is exposed to the elements, it naturally suffers more damage than interior paint does.

The specific timeframe depends a lot on your environment, however. Homes in hot and humid environments will need repainting much earlier and more often than homes in cooler, less extreme environments.

If you live in a coastal area, your home may need to be repainted every year or two. This is because the heat, humidity, and wind are all very damaging to exterior paint.

Homes in environments with extreme temperatures, like desert or colder climates, will need repainting around every five years. The same is true for environments that fluctuate between the two extremes.

On the other hand, if you live in a milder climate, you can go as long as ten or more years before you need to repaint the exterior of your home. Mild climates will actually see the exterior paint be less damaged than the interior.

Our Professional Painting Service Is Here for You

Calling a professional painting service is a big commitment. You want to make sure you need it before you make the call.

Hopefully, this article has given you the information you need to make that decision. If your home needs to be repainted, contact us today for a free estimate, and let us provide your home the coat of paint it deserves.