My Greek Painter, locally owned and located in Reston, Virginia, has over 25 years of experience serving residential customers in Northern Virginia. At My Greek Painter, we know that painting the interior walls of a house is a quick and inexpensive way to update your home. A fresh coat of paint can brighten up a room or bring warmth to a large space.
Other benefits include the following:
- Raises the value of your home
- Keeps dust at bay, especially on plaster walls
- Covers stains and permanent marks
- Protects interior surfaces from regular wear and moisture damage
- Improves the air quality of the home when you use zero-VOC and low-VOC paints
- Improves the quality of your living environment and the atmosphere in your home
How Many Rooms Should You Paint?
Some walls need to be repainted more often than others due to daily wear and tear. Rooms that are used infrequently, such as a dining room, may need to be painted only every five to seven years. Your living room may receive more use, but with a durable paint, the paint will last many years.
Rooms that receive more traffic need to be painted more often. Bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens need to be painted every three to four years. Moisture in the bathroom and laundry room and food or grease splatters in the kitchen lead to wear and tear that does not happen in other areas of the home.
Adult bedrooms may need a fresh coat of paint only when you decide to change the color. Kids’ rooms should be painted every two to three years since they are used for both sleep and play. Walls in kids’ rooms get dirty and are scrubbed often, leading the paint to break down sooner.
When you paint a room, remember to update the paint on the trim and baseboards as well.
Of all the rooms in your house, hallways receive the most traffic and need to be repainted every two to three years.
A great way to brighten your home is to paint the ceiling. White ceiling paint yellows over time when exposed to sunlight and moisture. The process is so gradual that it’s hard to tell it’s happening. You will want to paint your ceiling every ten years.
Types of Finishes
Once you’ve chosen the perfect color, you’ll want to consider the finish of the paint.
- Primer is not a paint or finish, but it is crucial to interior painting. It covers old paint and helps the new paint stick to the surface and not peel.
- Flat paint hides imperfections, but is harder to clean. Flat paint works well for ceilings.
- Eggshell paint has a slight shine, is good for walls, and holds up better with cleaning. A general rule is the higher the sheen, the better it will stand up to washing and cleaning.
- Satin paint works well on doors, trim, kids’ rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and other spaces that receive a lot of traffic. Satin finish paint holds up well with washing.
- Glossy finish is preferred for a modern look, but it does not hide flaws well.
At My Greek Painter, our professional staff will help you get the look you want. We will refresh any room in your home by preparing every surface properly and use only the most durable, quality paints to ensure your paint job lasts for years to come.
Contact My Greek Painter today for a quote to prep and paint your home’s interior. Our team of experienced professionals also provides expert pressure washing and exterior painting services to homeowners in Northern Virginia.