How Often Should I Paint My House?

Have you ever asked yourself – how often should I paint my house?

The truth is, the answer depends. The function of the room, the colour and quality of your paint, and environmental factors will impact how long your paint will last.

In this article, we’ll give you some guidance on how often you should paint your interior and exterior.

Let’s get right into it.

How Often Should I Paint My Bedroom?

How Often Should I Paint My Bedroom

Bedrooms, living rooms, studies, and other well-ventilated interior spaces generally need repainting every 7 to 10 years.

Bedrooms are not generally exposed to much moisture or humidity, meaning the paint will last a fairly long time. They are, however, subject to the wrath of small children! If you have young kids who love to draw on the walls, your bedrooms may need painting more often.

How Often Should I Paint My Bathroom?

How Often Should I Paint My Bedroom

Bathrooms, kitchens, laundries, and other interior rooms regularly exposed to moisture will need painting every 3 to 5 years.

The best way to prolong the lifespan of your bathroom paint is to ensure proper ventilation. Use the bathroom fan, and open windows when possible. If you do tend to experience any issues with mould or water damage, opt for a mould-resistant paint.

How Often Should I Paint My Exterior?

How often you should paint your exterior depends on the material of your home. Here’s a quick guide.

  • Weatherboard or fibro: up to 15 years
  • Paint on timber: up to 10 years
  • Render: 10 years if painted by a professional
  • Stained timber: 2 to 5 years

The Impact of Your Environment

Your local climate will have a big impact on the longevity of your interior and exterior paint.

  • Year-round hot weather and direct sunlight will reduce your paint’s lifespan.
  • Close proximity to the ocean will also reduce your paint’s lifespan. You may need to repaint your exterior every 2 to 3 years. We suggest investing in paint specially designed for coastal environments.
  • High rainfalls or sprinkler systems can limit how long your paint will last. Moisture can cause surfaces to become mouldy or waterlogged.

Ready to Repaint? Call the Professionals

Is your interior or exterior due for a repaint? Get in touch with the professional team at Kraudelt Painting. We’ve helped hundreds of happy customers transform their homes. Get a fast and accurate quote – 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.

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