How often should I paint my house interior? It’s a question many homeowners ask themselves. Keep in mind that a fresh coat of paint will reinvigorate a room, and a chipped or scuffed one will make it look dilapidated and run-down.
Here’s how to decide whether it’s time to paint your house’s interior:
Does the paint look scuffed or chipped?
No matter how hard you try to keep your walls clean, kids, pets and everyday wear and tear can scuff and damage them. Kids’ bedrooms, hallways and other high-traffic areas generally need painting every two or three years.
Has the paint been exposed to high humidity?
Even if you’ve used a strong, durable paint the first time around, bathrooms and laundry rooms get so humid that any paint will wear down over time. Generally, these rooms need to be repainted every three to four years.
Do you need a décor refresh?
Generally, updated décor means updated paint, since you’ll likely be changing up your color scheme. For example, while living rooms and dining rooms typically need repainting every five to seven years, if you’re redoing your home’s look you may decide to repaint sooner than that.
Is your house on the market?
Beautiful staging and brand-new appliances won’t compensate for outdated or damaged interior paint. Make a good first impression on potential buyers with fresh paint.