The question of how regularly walls need to be repainted comes up a lot for professional painters. However, the answer isn’t at all straightforward; in most cases it simply depends. As a property owner, its your job to be mindful of the signs that may indicate that its time to get the paint brush out. This is particularly the case when it comes to wall painting, given that they are often exposed to various things that can damage the paint. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that come into the equation.
If you have your interior painted professionally by a high quality provider and take good care of the surface of the walls, the paint job can last 10+ years before requiring a repaint. Professionals will use the highest quality paints, applying them evenly and ensuring the surface is adequately primed before beginning work. In comparison, rushed DIY jobs where the painter may not know exactly what they are doing may only last one year or less before cracks start showing up.
Of course, even if you or your painter does a perfect job, there are a lot of factors that may reduce the timeline, in some cases considerably so.
It is common that property owners repaint rooms separately, not only because it more manageable but also because the timelines for repainting are often very different. The paint on the walls in hallways and corridors, for instance, is subject to more wear and tear than some other parts of the house. It can be worth keeping an eye on these walls as they may need to be painted frequently; every 3 years for instance. When you compare this to bedrooms or lower traffic areas, which aren't used nearly as much, you may find that the painted surface looks the part for twice or three times as long.
This is actually a big factor when you’re talking about multiple years, although it’s not something you can easily protect against. Sun damage will inevitably fade the paint on your walls in places and rooms that are exposed to it throughout the day. This tends to happen slowly and gradually but can damage your walls quite considerably in some cases.
Another reason to repaint is for purely aesthetic reasons; perhaps you decide that you want to change things up before you necessarily need to. Ten years is a long time after all and there are a lot of color options out there!
If you need more information, want to discuss possibilities, or would like a quote, contact us at Crews Painting Management Inc. today!
In many ways it goes without saying, but paint color selection is extremely important as far as creating a feel or atmosphere in a particular room. That’s part of the reason color section is so important - it can be the difference between a room feeling comfortable or relaxed and feeling a little awkward.
Interestingly, picking certain colors and lighting can give a room the appearance of being much larger or smaller than it is, which can help add to the comfort levels. This article will discuss just a few of the ways this can be achieved, something to think about if you are doing interior painting.
Ideal Shades For Smaller Rooms
A common question from homeowners is how to go about decorating a small room in a way that makes it feel bigger. Generally, cool, light tones and shades are the way to go, not only because they make the best use of any natural light that enters the room, but because they have a ‘receding’ quality that visually opens the room up. Something to think about is that in smaller rooms, you want to maximize natural lights as much as possible and avoid using a number of different shades. Using just one makes it difficult for the eyes to recognize the room’s edges.
Making A Long Room Look Shorter
There’s no doubt that large, long rooms can be problematic, particularly when they’re main use is for entertaining. A popular way of dealing with this is to separate the room in some way; folding screens, bookcases or shelving are just a few of the ways. Picking out the right colors can also help. Darker colors and warm shades on the most remote and distant wall can have an effect of making it seem much closer, especially if the walls adjacent (the longer walls) are painted in lighter colors.
High ceilings are generally preferred; in fact, studies have shown that rooms with higher ceiling can help make us think in a more open minded way. Ultimately, more space is generally a good thing as people don’t like to be confined. You can make a low ceiling seem higher by using the same bright colors on the walls and ceiling. This has the optical effect of blurring the line somewhat between where the wall ends and the ceiling begins. If it suits the aesthetic of your room, you can also have a mirror on the ceiling.For more information on wall painting, don’t hesitate to contact: Stephen Crews of Crews Painting Management Inc.
Don't let your house wind up looking like this..!!
After your roof, a proper paint job is your house's best defense against water and it's relentlessly insidious and ultimately devastating effects.
Protecting your valuable investments starts with proper preparation.
Like a skilled orchestra... oil priming, expertly applied caulking and the skilled application of paint (with the properly chosen exterior paint of course!) all work together in harmony to keep water from piercing through and starting to undermine and rot the very structure of your home.
An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure!
Winter has finally started to make it"s exit and the first buds of Spring are joyfully emerging! It's not too early to think about painting... How shall we start? First, take a good hard look around the outside of your home or business.
Wintertime can really put paint through it's paces...especially if it isn't a top quality paint. The freeze/thaw cycles, snow, sleet, and rain can reek havoc on paint. First, take a good look around your structure and look for any peeling that might have started.
Any signs of trouble? is it a small area, or is it widespread? Will some touchup painting do the trick? or will you need to consider repainting the entire exterior.
You can easily deal with small trouble spots by scraping off any loose paint that you see, then sanding the edges smooth. Apply a top quality primer wherever bare wood or siding shows through, and when the primer dries, brush on one or two coats of your leftover touchup paint. Hey, you just may buy yourself some time!!
If your paint is failing in many places, however, that’s a different story. Very likely, you’ll have to paint the entire exterior. And, in that case, there are some really good reasons to put things in motion right away.
Should you decide to do your own painting, you’ll find it much more pleasant and comfortable to do surface preparation and painting in springtime, when the weather is mild.
Even if you plan to hire a professional painter, there’s a reason to act fast: Painting contractors book up quickly at this time of year, and it’s smart to get on their schedule as soon as you can.
Good Luck... and don't ever hesitate to write with any questions whatsoever!
- All The Best,
Want to repaint and refresh?
What are you waiting for?
The sooner you get to work, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy some fresh new color in your surroundings.
Undecided on the colors and hues to use in your rooms?
Then take a tip from the trendsetters: Lighten up your interior with some airy tints – they’re 2017’s hot new sensation in interior color!
While deep, saturated shades have been popular for what seems like forever, this year’s en vogue paint palette is just the opposite. Interior designers and color experts now favor lighter hues – including every imaginable off-white — that tease the eye with ever-so-subtle hints and traces of color.
Vaguely reminiscent of yesterday’s “pastels“, the soft colors that are so popular right now are much more sophisticated, often blending three or more different hues to create light color that is often difficult to describe. In fact, many have a chameleon-like quality, shifting in appearance when the light changes.
To take an example, a wall color might seem to be pale green in daylight, yet take on a yellow cast in the evening under artificial light. In the same way, a light bluish off-white may “migrate” to pale gray on a cloudy day, or when viewed in dimmer light.
Because of the tendency of these colors to shift in different lighting conditions, it’s wise to pre-test them before committing to a particular light tint. Purchase one or more samplers and apply some sizable swatches to several of your walls, then live with the test areas for a couple of days. Soon, you’ll be certain of your color choice.
The current trend away from bold color and toward off-whites and light tints is part of the natural ebb and flow that occurs in the paint industry every five years or so. And this stage of the cycle offers some tangible rewards to those who hop on board.
To start with, repainting walls, ceilings, and woodwork in lighter-colored paint will visually “open up” interior spaces, making them seem larger and more spacious.
There’s a psychological benefit, too: Lighter, brighter surroundings can lift the spirit, no matter what the color. And certain of the most popular soft tints – notably, those rooted in green and blue – have a restful quality that can relax jangled nerves after even the most stressful of days.
So, if you’re really serious about doing some interior painting, time’s a-wastin’. Fight back against winter’s shorter days and gloomier weather by adding some light new paint color. It will make for a far brighter new year!
- All The Best,