You only need a new coat of paint when you want to bring a fresh, new feeling into your home. Whether you want to touch up some scuffs or dings or bring new light into a stale space, a new layer can revitalize your walls and make you feel more comfortable.
Some rooms can benefit from more frequent repainting than others. You can watch for signs your rooms need repainting, or you may want to change your look so your home always looks great. Learn when to repaint your house interior with high gloss paint services from Shoreline Painting.
How Long Does Paint Last on Walls?
How often you should repaint your walls depends on several factors. High-traffic areas will have more wear and tear from moving people, pets and furniture. Additionally, rooms that experience more sunlight or moisture will be more prone to fading and watermarks. Discover how long to wait before repainting your home interior in each room.
Your living room is likely one of the rooms you and your family and friends use the most. It’s vital to use high-quality paint in this room as it will experience more natural wear and tear from moving people, animals and objects. Higher quality paint will better hold up against cleaning products and be more durable over the long term, so you can enjoy a bright and beautiful look longer before needing a new coat.
Typically, you’ll want to have your living room professionally painted with a fresh coat of quality paint every five to seven years. Using a lower-quality brand could mean needing to refresh your walls sooner. You should always love your living room, as you’ll likely see it every day. Consider getting creative with colors that help you relax and unwind after the workday.
Many families use their formal dining room whenever they sit down for a meal. Other families only use this room when hosting a large gathering, like holiday dinners or birthday parties. Whether your household uses your dining room daily or when inviting your friends and family to gather in your home, you want to ensure you get a professional paint job with high-quality paint to stand the test of time and impress your guests.
If you use your dining room every day, you should expect to have it painted every five to seven years with high-quality paint. Consider hiring Shoreline Painters to paint this room at the same time as your living room to keep these two spaces on the same schedule. Don’t be afraid to go bold with an accent wall or unique colors to keep it exciting and welcoming.
Hallways experience large amounts of traffic daily. Their small size, paired with their common use, makes them quite susceptible to dings, smears, dirt marks, scuffs and other signs of wear. To keep your hallways pristine and beautiful, you should have them professionally painted every two to three years.
To determine when you need to repaint your bedroom, you should first consider how much time you spend in it. Adults typically spend less time in their bedrooms than children, and guest rooms often don’t see much use throughout the day. Your bedroom and guest rooms will likely need fewer touchups compared to your child’s room, where they are very active every day.
Plan to invest in a professional paint job for your bedroom and any guest bedrooms every five to six years to keep your color fresh. You can expect to have your child’s room repainted every two to three years. As they get older, they may become less active in their rooms but will likely change their style as they refine their taste. A new paint job is an excellent way to reflect their style and make the space unique, so take advantage of repainting periods with new colors.
Kitchens face many elements, such as heat, cooking messes, small spills, sticky surfaces and moisture. Your kitchen can also capture past aromas and hold on to them as time passes. Have your kitchen repainted every three to four years to keep a fresh look and clean smell. Kitchens are ideal spaces for experimenting with bold colors, but use high-quality paint to withstand wear and tear better.
Bathrooms see a lot of moisture, so durable paint is a must-have in this space. Your bathroom will likely require regular repainting, and you can expect to invest in a professional paint job every three to four years. When it’s time to repaint this area, consider changing the color and swapping your shower curtain and rugs to enhance the new feel and color.
Ceilings typically feature white, cream or beige colors, and many homeowners forget to maintain this space. Dust, dirt, moisture and sun exposure can harm your ceilings, dulling or yellowing the light paint color.
Painted ceilings can transform your home, and Shoreline High Gloss can create a gleaming, luxurious look in this often-forgotten location with high gloss paint. You can go about 10 years between having your ceilings painted, but it’s a good idea to have them touched up when your walls are repainted.
How to Know When to Repaint High Gloss
Although our time estimates can give you an idea of when you need to repaint your home, you’ll want to look for tell-tale signs that it’s time for a new coat. Here are common signs that you need to have your walls repainted:
- Fading paint: Rooms that see a lot of sun exposure are more likely to need touchups more frequently.
- Damaged or cracking walls: Improper paint application can cause cracking, and damages like moisture buildup, dirt and holes can take away from your home’s beauty.
- Preference changes: You should always feel comfortable with your color choices and style. If you’re getting tired of looking at the same walls, make a change and revitalize your space.
- Selling your home: Investing in a new paint job before listing your home for sale can increase its value. Putting neutral colors on the walls makes it easy for new owners to change the colors to their preferences and gives you a great return.
Tips for Repainting House Interiors With High Gloss
High gloss paint offers a luxurious look that is perfect for many popular spaces. This high-quality paint provides long-lasting durability and beautiful surfaces you and your guests will love. However, high gloss can make imperfections noticeable, and you want to choose a professional paint company that follows the correct high gloss paint process to achieve that beautiful finish.
At Shoreline High Gloss, we always prepare for painting by maintaining a safe workspace. We ensure an open space and clean surfaces for even application. Additionally, we never paint directly over high gloss and de-gloss your walls before applying a new coat.
You can make each room feel special with high gloss paint, but it’s always best to contact a professional from Shoreline High Gloss to complete these paint projects. We’ll take every precaution to deliver the results you want and ensure you love your new look.
Repaint Your Home’s Interior With Shoreline High Gloss
Shoreline High Gloss has more than three decades of experience in the painting industry, and our professional and knowledgeable team is always prepared to complete high-quality painting jobs. We specialize in high-end gloss finishes and are a Fine Paints of Europe Certified Master Painter, highlighting our ability to deliver beautiful results. Check out our gallery to discover what we can do for you, or review our blog to learn more about high gloss in your home.
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