How Long Will an Interior Paint Job Take?

We won’t lie, painting your home’s interior will throw a wrench into your weekend plans. Furniture and everyday household items will need to be moved or covered for protection, and other minor inconveniences will interrupt your day-to-day routine.

So, how long will a painting project inside your home really take?

Of course, many factors play into this calculation, but one of the biggest is your home’s size. In this case, “size” means more than just square footage, though. Let’s go through some other things you’ll need to consider:

Windows & Doors

The more that painters have to work around in a room, the longer the project will take. As we’ll discuss below, more taping can be a huge time suck.  

Room Size

It might surprise you to learn that smaller rooms actually take more time than larger ones. This is because there are more areas that need to be taped off before painting as opposed to vast walls a big room that can be painted with broader strokes, or even sprayed. 

Height of Ceilings

While high ceilings are great for creating the illusion of a larger space, the problem is, well, they create more space. More time is required to paint taller walls.

Working with Wallpaper

If you’re trying to get rid of that gaudy wallpaper that came with the house when you bought it, you’ll need to allow more time for wallpaper removal before painting.

To put it simply, there isn’t an equation to determine exactly how long your painting job will take. But to prepare yourself, review this list and try to determine how your home’s characteristics might affect project timelines.

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