When is the last time you had your Boulder, CO, house interior painted? Are the walls in some areas worse than in others? Is there damage in high traffic areas? Do the ceilings need to be repainted, too? If you’re wondering when you should have the house painted again, Jacobsen Brothers Painting has the information you need to make a plan.
Professional vs. Private
One of the major factors to consider when deciding when to have your house interior painted again is finding out who painted it the last time. If a professional painter did the job, you can probably get 7 to 10 years out of it in all but the most heavily trafficked areas of the house. If the homeowner or an individual painted the house, it may only look good for 3 years. The main differences are in the preparation work, the primer layers and the years of experience. Professional painters can create a great look that can last for many years.
Consider the Use
When deciding on the timing for your next home painting job, consider how heavily each space is used. Adult bedrooms may need much less frequent painting than children’s rooms. Kitchens, bathrooms and hallways are heavily used and come with a lot of dirty hand marks or grease stains. Some areas may need refreshing sooner than others. Pet areas and mud rooms are going to need paint almost annually.
Painting by the Numbers
Ok, so what are the average years that a painting job will last? It depends on the location. Let’s look at each space in the house and the average length of time before the next professional painting application is commonly required.
- Kitchen – 3 or 4 years due to heavy usage and difficulty to keep clean
- Bathroom – 3-4 years due to heavy usage
- Entryway – 5-7 years
- Main Hallway – 2-3 years
- Children and Teen’s Bedroom – 2-3 years
- Master Bedroom – 5-7 years
- Master Bathroom – 5-7 years
- Laundry Room – 5-7 years
- Mudroom – 2-3 years
- Dining Room – 5-7 years
- Living Room – 5-7 years
- Garage Interior – 7-10 years or fewer if it is a showcase garage
- Ceilings – 10-12 years because they last almost twice as long as walls unless heavy cooking stains, smoke stains, candle smoke stains or sun yellowing occurs
Why Choose Jacobsen Brothers for the Job?
Now that you know what rooms in the house you want to have professionally painted this year, it’s time to talk to the team at Jacobsen Brothers Painting. With over 65 years’ experience in painting eye-catching interiors, we can bring you all of our skills and expertise to refresh your house interior and make it beautiful again.
Get your free painting consultation today!
Let’s get started talking about your interior painting needs. Call us today at (303) 449-3239 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your free consultation. We can help you choose the color palette and finishing services that can provide you with a fresh, new interior look to be enjoyed in the years to come.