House Painting 101

House Painting

House painting is one of the most important home maintenance projects you will need to do to help keep your home in good working order but also to help its curb appeal. House painting will help keep your home protected from weather damage such as hail, wind driven rain and UV rays. If the exterior of your home is looking a little run down, this will have an effect on your home’s value as well. Thus, it is a really great investment to have your house painted. We hope the below answers will help you make better decisions for your home painting and renovations.

How often should you paint inside of house?

This is a great question because each room has different amounts of traffic, right? Your passageway, and kitchen normally see a lot more activity than the bathroom or bedrooms for example. Therefore, paint condition may vary room to room. The durability and quality of your last painting project will also determine when the inside of your house needs a new paint job. Taking the above into consideration, we recommend the following:

  • Passage and Kids Bedroom: Every 2 to 3 years.
  • Kitchen and Bathrooms: Every 3 – 4 years.
  • Adult Bedroom, Spare Bedroom, Lounge, Dining Room: 5 to 7 years.

When Should I Paint My Ceilings?

Over time, ceilings tend to turn an off yellow colour due to UV damage, moisture and general wear and tear. Painting your ceilings can really brighten any room in your home. Ceiling painting does last a lot longer than your interior wall painting so you can expect to paint your ceiling every 7 – 10 years, depending on the amount of natural light in the room and what type of room it is (ie, a bathroom experiences a lot more moisture than a lounge. Therefore the ceiling in the bathroom will need to be painted a lot sooner than the lounge ceiling).

Can We Paint Our House Ourselves?

Of course you can! If you have enough time on your hands and you are confident in your capabilities then you can definitely paint your house yourself. You will also get a great arm work out in the process too. However, if you work out the total time you spent prepping the surfaces and painting your house and you multiply that by how much your time is worth, you may realise it is actually a lot cheaper to hire a professional painter instead. Painting a house is not as simple as just grabbing a brush and a bucket of paint. There is  lot of cleaning and preparation that needs to be done prior to the first coat of paint.

When Should I Paint The Exterior Of My House?

The painting to your homes exterior also depends on a number of factors; the area you currently reside in, climate, quality of your previous paint job etc. Nevertheless, we would recommend you have the outside of your house painted once every five to ten years.

How Will I Know It Is Time To Paint My House?

  • Cracking, peeling or bubbling paint that was not applied correctly. These are normally signs that you need a new paint job. These signs may also be tale-tell signs that you have a damp issue in your home. If you do have any stains or bubbling paint, we recommend giving our professional damp proofing team a call to come out and complete a full damp assessment, free of charge.

House Painting Signs

  • The paint colour is fading. Fading paint can make a house look very tired and worn. Which of course is not good for your home’s value or your curb appeal.

You don’t have to visibly see signs of paint failing before deciding to paint your home. In fact, it would be better if you didn’t get to that stage. If the right amount of time has passed, then don’t delay the inevitable for that may bring further issues along with it.

Trust Our Professional House Painting Team

We hope you enjoyed reading this article! If it is time to repaint the interior or exterior of your home, or office then give our expert team a call. We assist in all aspects of painting; wall painting, ceiling painting, roof painting, crack repairs and more.

You are in good hands when you trust your painting project with our professional house painters. They will refresh any room by preparing every surface properly using only the most durable, quality paints. We look forward to hearing from you!