All paint is not created equal.
Today, we’re discussing why that is, and when you might be in need of an upgrade. To start off, let’s talk about what exactly updating your interior paint means and when it should be done.
The tricky thing is, this varies. Because of how often it’s being used, how much light it’s getting, how much wear and tear it sees, and many other factors, every room is on its own timeline, so to speak.
Rooms like kitchens and bathrooms that we’re generally only in a few times a day will need less maintenance than, say, bedrooms and living rooms that we spend hours of time in every day. So, aside from the general passing of time, what are some signs to look out for that might be indicators you should spruce things up?
Stains are bound to happen, but almost impossible to get rid of. If you’re noticing more and more lately, repaint with a stain-resistant shade that you like.
Cracking occurs for a number of reasons, but the most common is improperly prepping the area before beginning to paint – another reason to leave it to the professionals when you have the option!
- Water damage
Not only will these areas need to be repainted, they’ll likely need repair. Large amounts of water can do serious damage to penetrated walls.
Also, if you have kids, you should probably think about updating things every 2-3 years. Kids tend to play rough, and scuff marks are almost inevitable. You’ll need paint that will hold up. Plus, lots of new higher-end paints have updated formulas that increase resistance to moisture and protect against mold – one less thing to worry about if you’re raising a family.
Here at Ireland’s Finest, we are more than happy to assist you through the whole process – from choosing your paint to the actual application. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate!