If you’re making plans to do some interior house painting, you’re probably wondering how long it will take.
The answer is: it varies.
There are many factors to consider that will impact the time it takes to prepare, paint, and dry your interior.
How Long Does Interior Painting Take On Average
To properly paint a medium sized bedroom, for example, it should take around four or five hours. This includes prepping the surface, taping the edges, and covering the floor. If you plan on painting the trims too, add on an hour or two.
Of course, this is just a rough guide. You could probably paint a whole bedroom in an hour if you rushed, or eight hours if you really took your time.
Five Factors to Consider
Let’s go into a bit more detail about the different factors that will determine how long it will take you to complete your interior house painting.
1. How Big the Room Is
This is an obvious one. The bigger the room, the longer it will take to paint. If you’re painting multiple rooms, keep in mind that the larger rooms will need more attention.
2. How Many Coats of Paint you will Need
Usually, two coats of paint are needed to achieve a professional finish. That being said, if you’re covering a dark colour with a light colour, you may need extra coats.
3. The Condition of the Walls
Do you need to make any repairs to the walls or ceiling before you repaint? Are there any areas that need a serious clean? This could add days to the time it will take you to complete your interior painting.
4. Your Painting Experience
Like all things, it takes much longer to paint a room if you’ve never done it before. Professional painters can whizz through a home, producing immaculate results that would take you three or four times as long to achieve. So, if you’re on a tight schedule, it’s probably best to call in the pros.
5. The Weather
Painting in hot weather is a whole different ball game to painting in cold weather. Temperature and humidity will determine how fast your paint will dry. Have a read of our blog post Painting in Hot Weather to learn more about this.
Leave it to Us
It’s remarkable just how much there is to think about when it comes to interior painting. Sometimes it gets too much, and that’s where we come in. We’d be more than happy to help you transform your home. For a quick and accurate quote, give us a call on 07 3829 5735 or fill out the form on this page.