Interior and exterior house painting might be a very daunting task for a family. But how often should you paint the outside and inside of your house? With your house being one of your most valuable possessions, putting off painting for a few years might result in catastrophic damage. Painting is an excellent investment since it extends the life of your property while preserving it from the weather. Depending on the surface type, paint quality, and symptoms of wear, your house should be painted every 5-10 years on average.
How often should I paint the exterior of my house?
The outside of your home should be painted every 5 to 10 years, depending on how well the previous paint job was done, the quality of the paint, the weather in your area, and the material you’re painting on. Because of the meticulous method we employ at JXF Painting Services, we anticipate that our paint jobs will endure 15 to 20 years. Wood decks and fences, for example, will require refinishing every three to four years. Depending on the surface, circumstances, and material used, decks may need to be re-stained every 2-5 years.
Here are some simple rules for spotting declining paint jobs based on the material and atmosphere of your home so you know how often to paint.
- Wood surfaces that are subjected to excessive misuse, extreme weather, or are exposed to water will need to be repainted or stained every 3-4 years on average. Every two years, we encounter a number of dog owners who need to repaint or re-stain the floor of their decks. All those joyful paws scrape and chip the finish coat that protects the wood.
- A well-applied coat of paint on cement or cement fiberboard siding can endure for 10-15 years.
- Every 5 years, aluminum siding should be redone.
- Painted brick can survive for up to 20 years. This is why the previous owner’s decision to paint over the lovely natural brick has lingered for so long.
What to anticipate from a fresh coat of exterior paint
Taking off the old paint
We see peeling paint and two to three coats placed on top over time. You can get away with it for a time, like a roof or floor, but if pressure washing causes most of the paint to chip off, we’ll scrape it down to a smooth surface. This ensures that a new coat of paint applies evenly and lasts as long as possible.
Choosing a New House Exterior Paint Color
Your curb appeal is important, but so is your energy bill. Lighter paint colors will help reflect a lot of the Bay Area sun. HOAs and municipal rules in your region may influence your paint selection since most people avoid darker hues.
JXF Painting Services can help with interior and exterior house painting.
When you engage us, we’ll work with you to select the best paint colors to improve the curb appeal of your property. Then, whether it’s a fence, patio, deck, or siding, we’ll clean the external surfaces. Following that, we’ll apply primer as needed, caulk to cover gaps, two coats of paint, and clean everything up.
You might not even need to move your vehicle. Most simple works (such as partial house painting) are accomplished in a day or two, and we’ll cover everything with a tarp, from the treehouse to the bushes to the driveway (even the kids’ bikes!).
How Often Should a House’s Interior Be Painted?
The frequency with which a house interior should be painted is determined by the room. Kitchens, baths, and halls should be painted between 2 and 4 years. The living and dining rooms are between 5 and 7 years. Bedrooms range in age from 2 to 8 years. Exteriors have a lifespan of 5 to 10 years. The time depends on how much traffic your house has and the climate you reside in.
Kitchens, Bathrooms, And Hallways
We recommend painting the interior of your home every 2 to 4 years.
These are high-traffic regions. Kitchens are the most popular place to socialize (just see where you and your friends go next time). All of this foot activity increases the likelihood that something may happen to your wall paint.
Kitchens and bathrooms are subjected to high levels of moisture and heat, both of which erode paint. Food stains might appear on your walls as well.
There is a lot of foot movement in hallways. Furniture scrapes the walls, hands frequently touch the walls, and so forth. You can typically get away with merely brushing things up instead of completely repainting them.
Living and Dining Room
We recommend painting the interior of your home every 5 to 7 years.
Living rooms get a lot of foot activity as well. It’s a great area to hang out and spend time with friends. The difference is that furniture and décor divert attention away from the walls. This furniture might scratch the paint on the walls.
Formal dining rooms are rarely used and hence require less frequent painting.
We recommend painting the interior of your home every 2 to 8 years.
It all depends on who is in charge of the bedroom. Because children’s bedrooms are more cluttered, they require more frequent painting. Their tastes will vary as they develop, and so will their bedroom design.
Adults take better care of their rooms and hence require less painting.