It can sometimes be difficult to know when to hire a painter to update your interior. Should you do it every year? Every five years? Or can you wait until you’re ready to move out of your home? While there are many factors that go into repainting your home, there are a few sure signs your home needs to be painted. Being aware of these signs can help you make an informed decision, and may even help you to preemptively paint before the wear and tear of living in your home really begins to show on your walls.
1. Upcoming Holidays and Festivities
The holidays are coming up quickly, a sure sign that you’ll want to get your house ready for guests to appreciate. A new paint job can help you prepare to entertain family and friends throughout the season. A fresh coat of paint can ensure that you will be showing off the best version of your home throughout the holiday season.
2. Scuffed Walls
Often, scuff marks can be cleaned off the walls around your home. However, if the scuffs are deep and heavy enough, you may not be able to clean them off anymore. If that happens, it’s a sign that your home needs to be repainted, and it’s time to hire a professional to touch up or repaint your walls. A high-quality and durable paint can help to prevent this from happening too frequently in the future.
3. Fading Paint
As you make memories in your home, your paint can begin to show the passage of time. If your home wasn’t painted with high-quality paint or if a room is flooded with sunlight a lot of the time, the color can fade and become dull as the years pass. If you notice that your paint isn’t as rich and vibrant as it once was, repainting is the way to go. Once again, this is a sign as to when to hire a painter. Have a discussion with your painting contractor to determine what color and brand of paint will work best to keep your paint looking great for years to come.
4. Outdated Paint
Just like with everything else in life, paint colors and styles (remember sponge painting and other types of faux painting?) go in and out of fashion. If your walls are currently sporting a paint job that looks like it would be more at home in the 80s or 90s, you may want to consider an update. You can either update your rooms to a more modern look, or go for something timeless that won’t be outdated again in 5 or 10 years.
5. Peeling Paint
If the paint in your home is peeling, that’s a pretty clear indication that it’s time to update the paint on your walls. Peeling paint can easily make your home look unkept, unclean, or unfinished, even if every other part is in meticulous condition. Make sure to keep your eye out for peeling or bubbling paint, especially in rooms that have a lot of humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Did you know that Militello Painting gives you a free 90-minute in-home color consultation with a professional color consultant to help you pick out your colors? Plus, we offer a 7 Year Paint Warranty that includes one hour of FREE touch-ups each year for 7 years. (Other painters do not offer this “Home Run” Paint Warranty package!)
If you notice any of these things in your home or you want to spruce up your home with a fresh coat of paint in time for holiday guests, give us a call today to set up your free 90-minute in-home color consultation. We’re happy to help give your walls a new life!