As a homeowner, maintenance can be a blessing and a curse. They can be a blessing because doing the proper maintenance will help save you a lot of time and money in the long run. It can be a curse because doing chores is not everyone’s favourite activity. 

Painting is one of the most important parts of the maintenance process that you can do. If you have wondered how often you should repaint, then we have you covered. Listen to our expert team about how often you need to paint your interior walls. 

Paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to change your room’s appearance. Repainting your home on the right schedule can help your walls last a lot longer and look even better. Your interior spaces can succumb to damage from pets, kids, humidity, light, or temperature changes. They also are negatively impacted by cigarette smoke. Specific rooms will be more likely to need maintenance at a higher frequency. It will be based on the traffic or environment—especially humid bathrooms. 

On average, many interior paint jobs can last anywhere between five and seven years. If you have no kids and no pets, it is possible to go around ten years without needing maintenance. 

But, if it is time for you to redesign your interior, and you have an area that gets a lot of wear and tear or a room that experiences a lot of fluctuations, you might need to do more maintenance more often. 

Since these rooms usually get the least amount of traffic and are not usually at the mercy of temperature changes, we recommend painting them every five to seven years:

  • Adult bedrooms
  • Dining rooms
  • Living rooms

These are areas that usually get more traffic and use. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms are also prone to humidity, cooking grease, and odours. So it is a good idea to repaint these rooms every three to four years. 

  • Baseboards and trim
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room

These are high traffic areas which should get repainted every two to three years. 

  • Hallways
  • Kids’ bedrooms

Finally, ceilings can go about ten years between paint jobs. If you have a smoker in your home, you will want to redo them more often to prevent yellowing.

How often should you paint your exterior walls?

Knowing how often to paint your exterior is as important as when to paint your interior. Painting your home exterior is time-consuming. And it can also be expensive. So it will be natural to want to put it off for as long as possible. However, paint is one of the first lines of defense from the elements, and it adds to your curb appeal. 

Your exterior paint is exposed to many different challenges. It gets wear and tear from the weather conditions, sunlight, and moisture from rain and snow. 

The bottom line is you should paint your exterior every five to ten years. It will also depend on the paint quality and the paint correctly.

We offer interior and exterior painting services across Toronto including Etobicoke, Forest Hill, North York, and The Annex.