Many times they ask us how often it is convenient to repaint the house. In truth, there is no single and definitive answer to this question, as each case is different. In general, Huskeys Paint & Design recommend repainting every 3 or 4 years, although there are many variables that can determine that we have to paint before. Although it is true that if it has been applied correctly, the paint is of 1st quality and proper maintenance is carried out, we can extend the time without painting up to 5 or 6 years.
Factors that influence how often you should paint your house:
As we have previously indicated, there are different factors that influence that we have to paint our home more or less frequently. Some of the most important are:
The habits of the people who live in the house. For example, if you smoke indoors, tobacco smoke causes stains on walls and ceilings. If there are small children and pets, rubbing on the walls and stains are more frequent. Without forgetting that if we have a small “artist” at home, it is possible that we find some wall defaced with pens or markers.
The quality of the paint and how it has been applied. Using good materials to paint the house clearly influences the time that the painting will last incorrect conditions, but even more influences in this duration are having applied the paint correctly. If the person who has applied the paint is not a professional, it is possible that the application is not the correct one, and in a short time, there will be chipping on the wall, less protected areas, moisture stains, etc … Provoking that we have to repaint more frequency.
Environmental factors also influence this decision. For example, in rooms where the sun is very bright, the paint may lose its vividness and intensity faster. On the other hand, in wetter rooms like bathrooms or kitchens, condensation stains can come out on ceilings and walls more easily.
Dust and daily friction are factors that are common in all cases. The very dust that is in the environment adheres to walls and ceilings, causing the paint to lose lucidity. On the other hand, the usual rubbing on the walls with furniture or hands, for example, when moving the curtains or turning the lights on and off, can cause stains and wear on the paint.