Painting your walls is a relatively quick and easy project that makes a big impact. While freshly painted walls look beautiful at first, there will eventually come a time when they need to be repainted. If you’re trying to decide if it’s time to repaint yours, see if any of these 5 signs are on your walls.
1. The Paint is Chipped and Peeling
This is a pretty obvious sign it’s time to repaint. If the paint on your walls is visibly chipped and peeling, you should have them repainted. The type of paint you use and how it is applied has a big impact on the paint’s longevity. This is why it’s important to consult with a painting pro about what paint to use in which rooms. They will be able to help you pick the best paint for your budget. Your painting pro can also advise on what type of paint is best for each room. For example, you should use different paint in the bathroom as it is a room that experiences humidity. Humidity can greatly impact paint, so keep this in mind when choosing your paint.
2. The Colour is Dated
Trends come and go, but some colours never come back in style. If your walls are painted a colour that hasn’t been popular in the past decade, it’s time for an update. Embrace all the modern colours that are trending right now and go for something of the moment. If you’re curious about what’s popular right now, read our 2020 paint colour trend report. While trends shouldn’t dictate your personal style, they can certainly help inspire change. If you’re unsure of what colour to go with, you can always consult your pro for their expert opinion.
3. You’re Planning to Sell
If you’re planning on selling your home, you will definitely want to repaint. Homes that are painted in neutral colours tend to sell better. This is because potential buyers have an easier time seeing themselves in your home when it’s a blank slate. They also will be happy to see that they do not have to worry about paying to have the walls painted a neutral colour. Even if they plan to paint themselves, it will be much easier to paint over light grey than deep red. Interested in which colours are best for selling? Read this article or consult with your pro for a colour that will help you sell.
4. You Need to Fix a DIY Job
While we advise it’s always best to hire a pro for painting projects, some homeowners still attempt a DIY. If you’re as diligent with your prep work as a pro would be, your walls may look good. Chances are you didn’t take hours to properly tape and wash your walls before painting. Or maybe you didn’t use the right type of paint for your project. Or maybe, you’re just not as skilled at painting as you had hoped. Whatever the reason is, a painting pro will be happy to help you correct your mistakes. Hiring a pro once will help you understand why you should have hired them in the first place.
5. You Don’t Like the Colour
Even if you just painted recently, if you don’t like the colour, you will want to repaint. Why live in a home where the sight of a certain wall colour makes you want to leave the room? Mistakes happen but repainting is an easy fix. Be sure to tell your pro what you don’t like about the current colour so they can make better suggestions. When in doubt, test multiple colours in patches and see which one you like best.
Whether your paint is chipped and peeling or you’re just not feeling the colour anymore, repainting is an easy way to transform your home. For the best results, be sure to hire a professional painter. They will put in the time and effort necessary to make sure you are thrilled with the final results. Invest in a pro the first time so you don’t have to repaint later.