How often do you repaint the interior of your home? How do you know it’s time to repaint in the first place? Well, we sure all know that a fresh coat of paint can brighten up the dull and tired wall and cover up some minor surface imperfections.
Interior painting, as you can imagine, is a considerably costly project; you don’t want to do it more often than necessary. On the flip side, waiting for too long before repainting the interior can potentially damage your wall and lead to expensive repairs down the line. So when should you repaint your home’s interior? Below are the top five signs which will show you it’s time to repaint your home’s interior;
1. Paint Color Fading
Paint fading is the excessive lightening of the paint color. Fading is not a common problem on interior paint jobs because it’s primarily caused by exposure to UV rays. However, using low-quality paints and poor painting techniques can also lead to paint color fading. It’s usually difficult to touch up fading paint, but if you notice large patches of excessive fading, it’s time for a new interior paint job.
2. Stains/Scuffmarks/Finger Prints
Stains, Scuff marks, fingerprints, smoke, and ink are all too common in active homes that haven’t been painted in a while. If you have an extremely busy household with plenty of kids and pets, marks and stains on the walls are inevitable.
We don’t suggest that you repaint the entire room or house at a sign of a few scuff marks. However, an accumulation of dirt, stains, fingerprints, and scuff marks can make your interior look old and neglected. If your house interior is in this state by any chance, it’s time for a new paint job.
3. Water Stains
Water stains need to be addressed with a sense of urgency, especially if you have drywall or wooden siding. Water stains are the first sign of water damage, which happens behind the scenes and reflects on the walls or ceiling. Before addressing the water stains, you need to do a thorough inspection, determine the root cause of the water damage, and correct it. Water stains can usually be eliminated by sanding and painting over the affected area.
4. Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are often a sign of excessive moisture and limited ventilation. They can grow on pretty much any surface, but they’re most common on drywall, wood and even vinyl. A professional painting contractor will first address the moisture problem and treat the affected areas before applying a new coat of paint. If you’re noticing mold or mildew in your home, report to an expert immediately because they can spread pretty fast.
5. Paint Cracking and Flacking
Paint cracking, flaking, and blistering are common and obvious signs of paint failure, often caused by loss of paint adhesion. They can also be caused by painting over wet surfaces, using inferior painting methods or low-quality paint products. Either way, failing paint is a clear sign that you need to have a conversation with a professional painting contractor.
The Bottom Line
The above five are the most obvious signs that your home’s interior needs a new paint job. Even without the above visible signs, if it’s been over five years since you last painted your interior, you should consider a new paint job.
If you need professional help with your home interior repainting project, our highly skilled and experienced team at Eason Painting can help. We have years of experience offering residential interior painting services in Macomb Township, Washington Township, Ray Township, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romeo, Armada, Troy, Shelby Township, Harrison Township, Chesterfield, and Clinton Township, MI.
Call us today on 586-465-5081 for a FREE painting estimate.