Interior House Painting: How Long Does it Take to Paint a House?

interior house paintingIf you’re making plans to do some interior house painting, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to paint a house.

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.

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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.

damaged walls

Damaged walls will need to be repaired

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.

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Meet Louise Kraudelt, a knowledgeable and insightful author in the field of house painting. With a passion for sharing her expertise, Louise provides valuable information and tips on all aspects of commercial and house painting in this blog.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar for Georges Lagace Georges Lagace on 09/27/2020 at 9:09 pm

    When considering the application of the top coat only, how many square feet can an average painter paint in a day?

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