It’s not often that we think about booking in for a repaint. Only until our home is either in dire need of it, or we’re about to embark on a remodelling project. However, there are a few key reasons why you might want to consider it sooner rather than later! We will look at key areas that may need a refresh sooner than others. As well as why the exterior should be assessed as well for a fresh coat of paint.
Interior Walls – The Hallway
Interior walls are subject to a lot of wear and tear, especially in high traffic areas. If you have young children or pets, you may want to consider repainting sooner than later! Hallways will typically cop the brunt of wear and tear, as it’s a main traffic area leading in and out. You will begin to see scuffing, fingerprints, dents and wearing on the corners of your walls faster than other rooms. You can always manage minor scuffs with Sugar Soap. However there is a point where it can’t revive the walls any further! It is best practice to assess the area and potentially book a repaint every few years for hallways.
Interior Walls – The Kitchen & Bathroom
The next area of consideration is kitchens and bathrooms. They are typically the places that’ll show signs of wear and tear, but also because it’s a wet area. It’s important to keep an eye on these areas for any peeling from moisture. This could lift the existing paint job and make it much easier to chip away. Mould may spore in these wet areas, causing damage to the paint over long term treatment of returning growth. In this case if you have stubborn mould, it may be helpful to schedule a repaint. This process can effectively remove any spores within the pores of the existing paint. Within these wet areas, you may find that a fresh paint job is required every 3 to 4 years.
Interior Walls – Bedrooms
Bedrooms are another area where you might want to consider repainting sooner than later. Your child may have outgrown their wall colour. Or you simply want to change the look and feel of the room – a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference! Young children can be whirlwinds in their room as they grow up. The odd drawing on the wall with a crayon to sticky fingers after morning tea. They certainly test a paint’s resistance and can serve as the perfect starting point for considering a repaint. After assessing marks or dings in the bedrooms, you may find a coat of paint is needed every 2-3 years or so.
Interior Walls – Low Traffic Rooms
For the remaining rooms of the home like dining, living, office or spare rooms, are certainly a lot more low maintenance. This means that with your assessment, they may only need touch ups or a full repaint every 5 years. However if you’re ever unsure if a room needs a facelift, you can always know the SAGE Painting team are more than happy to help. They can assess the rooms, and make a decision on what needs the most attention!
Finally, don’t forget about the exterior of your home! It’s important to assess the condition of your paint job every few years to ensure it’s still in good shape. If you notice any cracks or flaking, it’s time to call in a professional for a fresh coat! Exterior painting not only makes your home stand out and increase the value, but act as a protective layer. SAGE Painting use specific exterior paints that help protect the home from weather damage, insects, dust and can even prevent rotting of the exterior wood. A repaint assessment could be done every 2-3 years to ensure no bigger repair issues arise from worn paint.
Are You In Need Of A Touch Up?
It’s important to keep on top of your home’s painting. Whether it be interior or exterior to maintain both the aesthetic value and the protection that it offers your home. By conducting regular assessments, you can ensure that you are keeping up with the maintenance. Not letting any wear and tear get out of hand! If you need help assessing your home, or would like a professional opinion, don’t hesitate to click and reach out today! We offer free quotes and would love to help you achieve your vision for your home.