How Often Should I Paint My House?

Getting your house repainted is an easy, simple and affordable way to revamp your home. Transform your indoor and outdoor spaces today with a new splash of paint that will refresh your surroundings. To determine how often you should repaint certain sections of your house, it’s important to consider the specific area and what it is used for. Depending on the space, timings can vary significantly as some areas of the house will wear and tear more easily and need a bit of extra love.

Paint Your HouseHallways and Corridor areas

The walls in these areas see a large amount of wear and tear due to the fact that they are spaces which are often frequented. More often repainted than any other space inside a house, its likely you will repaint this area every 2-3 years. As hallways are often the first thing a visitor sees when they step into your home, it is important to keep this space looking clean and fresh. A new lick of paint could make all the difference!

Kitchens and Bathrooms

As these spaces are busy rooms that people will often frequent, they need to be touched up regularly. Both kitchens are bathrooms are susceptible to water splashes and damage, so you should make sure the paint you use in these rooms can be washed regularly. Bathrooms can be problematic due to humidity and moisture often created in the atmosphere, which can cause paint to peel. Touching up your kitchen or bathroom with some new paint every 3-4 years is a good idea to keep these spaces looking fresh.


Bedrooms should be pretty low maintenance areas and shouldn’t need as frequent painting. An exception is of course a children’s room, where the walls can become dirty easily from colouring or spillages of liquids or other sticky substances. A creative idea could be too turn one of the children’s walls in their room into a chalkboard by painting the wall with chalk board paint. This then allows them to draw on a wall and express themselves while hopefully leaving the others alone. The reality is that where small kids are concerned, you will probably need to re-paint their room every 2-3 years, at least until they grow older.

Living and Dining Rooms

These areas should last longer and can probably be repainted every 5-7 years. Even though these rooms are used often, contact with the walls is reduced and can be protected by larger furniture which means the paint generally stays intact. If you would like to change the décor and style of the room, painting every five to seven years is common.

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