How Often Should You Do Maintenance On Your Home?

How Often Should You Do Maintenance On Your Home?

Maintenance on your home is important. A fresh coat of paint can turn any home from drab to fab. But how often should you spruce up your home’s paint job?

Painting Your Home’s Exterior

There are a few factors to consider when it comes to deciding when the exterior of your home should be painted. The location of your home is one of them. Homes close to the seaside will need their exterior repainted more often than homes inland. This is due to factors like the harsh sun and salty air. Homes close the sea may need repainting as often as once a year.

The quality and type of materials used is another factor to consider. Oil-based paint is known to fade easier over time, due to the harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun. Darker shades fade more noticeably than lighter shades. Blistering is another issue that may arise due to sun damage – this is when the paint bubbles. It is important to choose high-quality paint. Applying 2 coats of paint will increase the longevity of the paint.

Painting Your Home’s Interior

The interior of your home does not need to be painted as often as the exterior. Each room in your home has a different paint lifespan due to different factors and how often the room is occupied.

Professional painting contractors will be able to assess your home’s needs and advise you on your options.

Living room:

Can last between 5 and 7 years with a good quality paint.

Kitchen & Bathroom:

There is more wear and tear in these rooms of the house, due to factors like food splatters in the kitchen and moisture from bathing/showering in the bathroom. Repaint your kitchen and bathroom every 3-4 years.

When it comes to kitchens, white, gray, blue, red, yellow, and green really shine. Each of these shades can do something different for the room, but they all help create a warm and welcoming space.

What are good paints for bathrooms?

Paints that perform well in bathrooms have various factors that make them ideal for these environments.

Washable finish: your bathroom walls will need to be wiped down or scrubbed, so good bathroom paint is tougher than most other interior paints.

Mildew-inhibiting properties:  as bathrooms are prone to mildew from dampness, good bathroom paint has additives that can help resist mould and mildew.

Bedroom:

Adult’s bedrooms will need to be painted less often than children’s bedrooms due to children spilling things like juice and drawing with crayon on the walls. Repaint every 2-3 years

Hallways:

Due to your hallway being used often, it may need to be repainted every 2-3 years.

Roof:

Believe it or not, but your roof needs to be maintained as well. A good high-pressure cleaning to remove dirt, and a new coat of paint will make sure your roof lasts.

Signs you need to spray your roof:

  • Discolouration
  • Spots on the roof
  • Roof paint issues

If you’re thinking of painting your house, we can give you an obligation-free quote. For pride and professionalism – contact WB Paint Projects today.