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How Often Should I Repaint My Walls?

January 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumteam @ 6:03 am
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When it comes to home maintenance, one task that’s often overlooked is repainting the interior walls. Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, maintaining the appearance of your walls can significantly impact the overall aesthetic and atmosphere of your living space. But how often should these walls be repainted? It depends on a few different factors, including the room that’s being painted. Here’s more about how often you should touch up and repaint the various rooms throughout your home!

Living Rooms

These are the primary gathering spaces of homes; it’s where we watch the big games, unwrap gifts during the holidays, and laugh and share stories. Needless to say, they’re high-traffic rooms. Most experts recommend repainting your living room every 5 to 7 years, to ensure it remains fresh and inviting for all your family, friends, and other guests.


Kitchens are like living rooms since they also serve as frequent gathering areas, which means they also experience high amounts of traffic. It’s also often a place where there’s sure to be some stains, smoke, grease, and other things flying onto surfaces, including your walls! You’ll want to repaint your kitchen every 4 or 5 years to keep things fresh, inviting, and up-to-date.


The great thing about bedrooms is that they typically rarely need to be repainted unless there’s a change in décor. They’re normally quiet, low-traffic areas with walls that remain mostly untouched. That said, they can go 10+ years without needing to be repainted. Children’s bedrooms, though, can benefit from being repainted more often as kids grow and their tastes change.


Bathrooms need to stand up to lots of moisture and humidity, so they need water-based paints that can also be wiped down easily, That said, aim to repaint your bathrooms every 3 or 4 years to keep things intact; that paint is actually greatly benefitting your space!


Hallways typically have the most traffic out of any other room in the house, so there’s a good chance that they’ll receive more scuffs, smudges, scratches, and dings on their walls than other rooms. That said, it’s recommended that you repaint your hallways every 2 or 3 years.

Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms are like bathrooms in the sense that they pick up moisture frequently, from the constant washing and drying as well as all of the damp clothing. Treat your laundry room the same as your bathroom and expect to paint it every 3 or 4 years. Also, consider water-based paints.

Of course, if you’re still unsure about how to go about repainting your walls or you’re looking to change things up with a new color or pattern, you can count on a skilled team of professionals to get the job done!

About Platinum Painting

Platinum Painting has proudly served homeowners across the DFW metroplex for over 15 years, and you can trust them with your next home painting project, no matter what you have in mind! If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to get in touch with their team to set up a FREE in-home estimate, feel free to reach out online or over the phone for assistance.

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