While the most common reason for the interior and exterior painting of your home would be to update the colours of the walls, another important reason is for the general upkeep of your home and making sure the interior and exterior always looks fresh and clean. Interior painting of your home does not need to be done as often as the exterior does.
How often should you paint the interior walls of your home?
This would differ from room to room, as some rooms would need to be painted more often than others depending on how often the room is occupied and what the room is used for, so for example, the living room is where most of the family spend most of their time, so this room would need painting more often than the formal dining room which is used mostly during holidays or when guests come over.
Rooms like the kitchen and bathrooms however need regular attention as they are used by everyone all the time, the kitchen wall might get grimy over time from the cooking and the bathroom walls might get mouldy from condensation. These rooms would need the most regular painting in the home because of the nature of their use, however the use of good quality durable paint can help in this regard.
Bedrooms on the other hand will depend on the occupants of the room, so very young children’s rooms may need painting more often than older children’s rooms or adult’s bedrooms. You may find that for older kids and adults the need to paint the bedrooms might only arise when you want to change the colour or freshen up the room, whereas little kids rooms will need painting more often since the rooms are used for sleeping as well as for play. Again, the use of good quality, and the correct type of interior paint can pro long the life of the paint and allow you to clean the surface of the walls more effectively.
How often should you paint the exterior of your home?
most experts would say the exterior of a house should be painted every 5-10 years but this would depend on several factors like;
Where you live, the weather conditions in your area, and the quality of paint used in the last paint job.
The durability of the exterior paint used in the previous painting of the house can determine the longevity of the paint, for example if good quality paint was used and the walls were painted by a professional who has painted 3 coats on the walls instead of 1, and if a lighter shade was used then the life expectancy of the paint would be high.
The weather can have a huge affect on the durability of the paint and the longevity of it. Too much rain can cause damp and cause the paint to bubble as well as too harsh sun.
Regular maintenance of the exterior walls can increase the longevity of the paint, by regular washing of the walls as well as inspection of the exterior walls and fixing problems such as, mould, cracks, damp, insect infestation, as they occur you can keep your home looking good for longer.
How often should you paint the ceilings and skirting boards?
Interior painting of your home includes the painting of the ceilings and skirting boards. A good quality paint on the ceilings can brighten up your home instantly, and last for a long time. Over time the ceiling usually tends to get yellow spots due to sunlight, moisture and general wear so keeping your ceilings looking as fresh as your walls would require them being painted every other time you paint the respective room. The skirt boards would probably need painting every time you paint the room due to the traffic in the respective rooms, so the rooms that have more scuff marks due to higher traffic would need painting more often, these are the same rooms we mentioned earlier that would need painting more often.
Why you should get North London Decorator to paint your house?
There are a few good reasons why choosing a professional team, as ours, to do the interior painting and exterior painting of your home, these include;
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