Now that the festive season is right around the corner, we all are concerned about our home and its decor. Ever wondered looking at your walls if they need a fresh coat or not? Well, that’s one question almost everyone asks once in a while, especially before festivals. The answer might not be simple because every room has a different maintenance frequency. The most used rooms require more maintenance and the least used rooms may not need one for some years.
Let us explain how frequently different rooms need fresh painting.
The Entryway -
Although, entryways may not be a place where you spend most of the time, yet, it is one area of your house that is frequented every now and then in a day. It is only obvious to see dents, scuff marks, fingerprints, and peelings. These small damages grow over time and make the entry area look run down and old. This is the area you would want to repaint every 2-3 years, depending on the number of people living in the house.
Kitchen and Bathrooms -
Apart from the entryway, the busiest areas are the kitchen and bathroom (mostly the common one). Apparently, both the areas are distressed in their own ways. The kitchen on one hand suffers a lot of grease, stains, and smoke remains, while the bathrooms, on the other, have humidity and moisture issues. Both kitchen and the bathrooms require recurrent painting to maintain a fresh and clean look for a long time. The easy-to-clean washable emulsion paint is the answer to most of such problems, however, an expert can help you understand the best solution.
Children’s Room -
Kids are the most active in the house and tend to damage the walls, either by scribbling on them or accidentally spilling on them. A children’s room might need good maintenance almost every year, till they grow to a certain age. A few shoe marks, sticky handprints, and scuffing here and there may need attention unless you want to leave it as it is. However, you can opt for tough/vinyl matt emulsion paint as they are easy to clean and are washable. Asking an expert can help in deciding the best option.
The Living Area -
The living room is one of the most frequented rooms in the house, yet, it may not be as worn out as the other rooms. The reason is, we use living rooms to either watch television, attend to guests, or gather as a family. This area may need maintenance but not as frequently compared to the entryway, kitchen, or bathroom. Having said that, if your house is located in a moisture-prone area, or a region with rainfall for the most part of the year, you might as well want to consider taking a piece of good advice.
Revamping the other parts of the house may not appear necessary as the condition may not look deteriorated and can withstand a few more years of usage in comparison. Adults’ bedrooms, guest rooms, dining rooms, and perhaps a storeroom (with dry storage) may require maintenance only when there is room shifting. But, you can always check for yourself, for the small damages that need repairing. Repainting the entire room may not be a necessity if you can do with just one wall and the rest looks absolutely fine. Also, in case you are unsure about repainting with the same color, you can opt for an accent wall. There are a lot of accent designs available out there in the painting market.