How Often You Should Paint Different Parts of Your Home

Painting different parts of your home

Have you ever sat down and wondered how often your home’s walls and ceilings need to be painted?

Well, apart from simply repainting the house because you got bored with the old colour, there are certain rules of thumb you can follow to know when to repaint your home’s interior.

As much as we’d like to tell you that your home’s interior paints can last forever, the truth is that nothing in this world lasts forever. Sooner or later, the paint on your wall, ceiling, and other things will deteriorate, requiring new paint.

That being said, we want to talk about how often you should paint different parts of your home:

1. Kitchen

interior painting kitchen part

Your kitchen is the busiest part of your house, so it’s no wonder why it needs to be repainted frequently.

Generally, kitchen walls should be painted every 4 to 6 years. However, if your kitchen’s walls are constantly exposed to grease, smoke, or other chemicals, then you should repaint them more often.

2. Bathroom

interior painting bathroom part

While the bathroom will need to be repainted less often than the kitchen, you should still repaint it regularly.

Bathroom walls should be repainted every 3 to 4 years. Again, the frequency will depend on how frequently the bathroom is used.

If many people are using it, then the walls will be exposed to more germs, dirt, and other things that can damage the paint.

3. Bedroom

interior painting bedroom part

The bedroom is the part of the house that should be repainted the least.

This is because people spend most of their time sleeping in the bedroom, which means that the paint on the walls isn’t exposed to as much dirt, germs, and other things.

The wall paint in the bedroom should be repainted every 3 to 4 years.

4. Basement

The basement, like the bedroom, doesn’t need to be repainted very often. This is because the basement is mostly used for storage, and it’s rarely exposed to dirt, germs, smoke, and other things.

The walls in the basement should be repainted every 4 to 6 years. Certain areas of your basement will need to be repainted more often, primarily if they’re being used regularly.

5. Other Areas

Areas that need to be repainted more often include the space around your kitchen, bathroom, and fireplaces.

Generally, these areas need to be repainted every 3 to 4 years.

Other areas that need repainting include those around your windows and doors.

These areas should be repainted every 3 to 4 years as well.

As you can see, the frequency of wall and ceiling painting will depend on the area and how often it’s being used. Knowing what areas need to be repainted and how often makes it easier to create a long-term painting plan for your home.

If we can give you one piece of advice, you should paint less frequently. This is because painting your home is expensive these days.

The paints and the other materials you’ll need to repaint your home can cost a pretty penny. If you repaint your house too often, then you’ll spend your life savings to repaint your home.

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