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How Often Should Interior Painting Be Done?

With the internet full of decorating blogs and Pinterest it may seem like people are repainting their living rooms and bedrooms every other month. One moment the all white look is in, but as soon as Pantone announces its color for the year all rooms have suddenly changed.

Fashion isn’t everything, though. If you’re focus is functionality (and saving money), the question remains:

When Should Interior Walls Be Repainted?

How often should interior painting really be done? There are several factors to consider.

Quality of Paint

What was the quality of the original paint when it was first put on the walls? Cheaper paint tends to peel more easily and can even slightly change color as it ages. If a more expensive paint was originally placed on the walls, then more time can go between new coats.


Though some would suggest staying away from trends when it comes to interior painting, sometimes it’s just fun to paint an entire room orange because it’s currently the “it” color. Paint is one of the cheapest design fixes with the biggest impact. So, rather than buying a couch that’s Pantone’s color of the year, simply paint your walls to follow the trend. Then, next year, you can easily update it again.


Any sort of smoke is likely to dull paint colors. While smoke from a wood burning fireplace can be damaging, the nicotine found in cigarettes is the most destructive. Porous walls easily absorb the nicotine chemical requiring rooms where smoking is common to need frequent repainting.


If you’re renting your property, then you may be required by law to repaint the interior walls between each tenant. These laws vary according to where you live, so make sure to ask your lawyer what is required next time she updates your rental agreement.


If a room is a high-traffic zone, then it will need to be repainted more frequently. From scrapes to smudges to marks, high-traffic areas know these all too well. However, a fresh coat of paint can make these areas look brand new.


If you’re not sure if it’s time for one or all of your interior rooms to be repainted, then consider calling Luna Restoration. We will be happy to come out to your house and provide you with a free quote with no obligation to purchase. We’ll be happy to give you an accurate assessment on where your rooms stand and even help you choose colors.

Call us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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