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To Paint or Not to Paint? 5 Signs It’s Time to Repaint Your Walls

According to a 2019 report by HomeAdvisor, U.S households have spent 17% more on home improvement projects.

It’s clear we take pride in our homes and hope to create an appealing living space. But a key factor is your walls and how well they’ve been painted.

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To Paint Or Not to Paint? 5 Signs It’s Time to Repaint Your Walls

If you’re unsure whether it’s time to repaint walls, consider these five telltale signs.


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  1. Peeling Paint

A major sign it’s time to repaint interior walls is if the paint is peeling. Certain rooms like bathrooms are more vulnerable as they experience high humidity. Plus, peeling occurs because the walls weren’t properly prepared before interior painting.

  1. Damaged Walls

If you’re unsure how often to repaint interior walls, check if there’s any damage. For instance, scuff marks are common in high-traffic areas like the hallway and are solved by a fresh coat of paint.

And, if you have kids, chances are they’ve left artwork on your walls. Luckily, they can be covered by paint.

Flaking also occurs because of improper surface preparation, extreme temperature, and age. It’s important to fix this immediately because it creates an entry point for pests if the wallboards are damaged.

Some homes experienced mold which must be removed by a professional. But there’s likely marks and stains left behind that show mold was once present.

The best way to fix this is with a fresh coat of paint as it removes all evidence and makes your home attractive again.

  1. Faded Paint

When repainting interior walls, it’s important to get high-quality paint as it keeps its color for longer. Note that paint fades faster in rooms that receive more sunlight especially darker shades.

Fading also occurs because of low-quality paint or improper painting techniques.

  1. Tired Of the Color

Not sure how to repaint a wall? Then hire interior painting services to help.

You may be tired of the bubblegum pink living room and want a change. If so, call the professionals so they can start repainting walls to fit your preference.

Plus, paint has the power to create an inviting, warm environment, perfect for families who enjoy spending time together at home.

  1. Selling Your Home

The research found you only have 27 seconds to make a good first impression.

Every second count if you’re selling your home so repaint walls if they’re garish. Paint the walls in neutral colors as potential buyers don’t want to worry about covering up bright walls.

You must depersonalize every room so the new family can visualize themselves living there and can repaint the walls if they want.

That’s When You Must Repaint Walls

Now you know when to repaint walls in your home.

Check whether the paint is cracked or peeling as it not only looks terrible but it could affect the structure of your home. Repainting lets you remove outdated colors and make your property more appealing to potential buyers.

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