When people think of renovating their home, they take into consideration how extensive the work will be. Demolishing or moving walls, replacing tiles in the bathroom, adding fixtures and so on. Of course, if such renovation is needed, it is best to do it before painting. However, wall painting alone is considered home renovation and is simpler and much less destructive to do.
With only paint, a brush, a roller, and masking tape, I’ll make the environment completely new. If you are wondering exactly what tools you need to successfully paint a wall, read my previous article: Wall painting tools and equipment – what you will need for interior wall painting
How often should I repaint?
It depends on many things. Different rooms and different wall surfaces should be repainted at different intervals. But in general, it is worth repainting every 5 years or so. It depends on your lifestyle, your family, and the function of the room; how much wear and tear or dirt gets put on the walls. Let’s look at the factors that shape the need to repaint from room to room
How often to paint a busy hallway
The walls of entryways or hallways where there is a lot of traffic and movement will get dirty and damaged at a quicker rate. These points are where your friends, relatives and guests first enter your home. This is their first impression of your home, and a little bit of you. So plan to clean and paint here more often!
- The hallway may need repainting every 2-4 years
Painting the kitchen and kitchen furniture
Stains in your kitchen may be more frequent due to frying, cooking, spilling grease, etc. Your kitchen cabinets are exposed to these increased stresses, but don’t worry – I can help you refinish your kitchen cabinets too.
The neighboring dining room area can also be susceptible to these factors.
- In the kitchen, repainting is usually necessary every 3-4 years.
On this page you can see my previous kitchen cabinet painting references.
Painting the bathroom or fighting mold
In the bathroom, steam and water vapor can cause discoloration and mold. In this case, using a specialized paint is essential. I write about this in detail in my article Let’s paint the bathroom. In addition to the application of a wipeable, mold-resistant paint, it helps if your bathroom is properly ventilated. If this is not possible, you can use a fume extractor.
- Like the kitchen, the bathroom should be repainted every 3-4 years
Painting the bedroom and children’s room
Your bedroom will need painting less often, but a child’s room may need painting sooner. Children grow quickly and their style and tastes change. Pink may be their favorite color now, but in a year they may be a fan of blue. Also, children are less attentive to keeping walls clean when they play, so you can get rid of stains, scratches and dents on the walls when you redecorate.
- I recommend painting the bedroom every 5 years
- Painting the children’s room is usually needed every 2-3 years
Painting the ceiling
The ceiling should be painted every 7-10 years. It is usually done when the entire interior is being repainted, or when all the walls of a particular room are being repainted.
We simply need change
If you’re bored of the current color, or as a new resident you do not like what the previous owner left behind, don’t hesitate for a moment! Start transforming the interior of your house or room to make it our own. Choosing the right wall color for you is an important task because the effect of color has a big impact on our mood and everyday life.
Painting doors and window frames
If you’ve already painted the walls of the rooms, you might want to think about repainting the door and window frames. It’s best to categorize this as a renovation task. When you have finished repainting your walls, giving your trim a fresh coat of color will add a lot to the quality and the feeling of the overall cleanliness of the room.
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