The main factor to consider when you are trying to decide how often you should paint the interior of your Victoria BC home is to what extent walls in particular rooms get worn out and damaged. Nowadays, many paints are durable enough to last 5 to 10 years in the best of conditions--but some rooms should be repainted more often. Here are Moloney Painting’s tips.


Kids love to have some fun in their rooms, and many of their activities--from colouring to making crafts to playing active games with their friends--can leave behind marks and damage on the walls. We suggest repainting every 2 to 3 years with paint that has high sheen such as eggshell or satin sheen. These paints can be washed, which will allow the paint job to last longer. And if you’ve got a kid who likes their walls to be their personal canvas, consider using chalkboard paint in a part of the room.
For the rooms of adults and kids alike who don’t do any of the above type of activities that could damage their bedroom walls, you can expect to follow the 5 to 10 years rule.

Dining and Living Rooms

If these rooms are places for quiet or formal activities for you, you could wait 5 to 7 seven years before repainting. You can use the decor of these rooms to keep the walls protected from potential damage, such as by putting furniture and plants against the walls. Of course, with kids in your home these rooms may end up acting as play areas, no matter what you do.

Bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens

These rooms have plenty of activity going on in them, and a lot of the time you or others in your family will be too busy to pay much attention to protecting your walls. Repaint the walls every 3 to 4 years, or a bit less often if you have good ventilation in the rooms that get a lot of moisture. The most durable paints should be used in these rooms, with humid rooms benefitting from water-based paints and your kitchen benefitting from a satin or pearl finish.

Corridors and Hallways

The constant activity in these areas as well lead to a need for new paint jobs as often as every 2 to 3 years. Dents, cracks, scuff marks, and fingerprints can over time cause visible wear. If you have high quality paint on these walls, you can wash them occasionally and increase the amount of time you can take between paint jobs. Visible markings on the walls may have to be painted over, though.
If you live in the Greater Victoria area, give Moloney Painting a call to get painters who have the experience with interior painting you need, no matter the current state of your walls.

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