Deciding When to Paint a Home’s Interior

The decision to paint the interior of a home can be the result of several factors. When there is more than one sign that the home interior needs attention, it is better to add fresh paint sooner rather than later.
The age of the home matters. Many older homes were painted with colors that were pretty back in their day, but not even close to the thousands of colors that are available today. The paint in older homes does not have the life expectancy of the more highly resilient paints of today. Therefore, fading, spotting, and peeling become very apparent.
Redecorating counts. Living in a home for several years and looking at the same wall colors can become a bit boring. It is time to liven up the home by selecting from the many vibrant colors and textures available on the market today.
The purchase of new furniture can be an incentive to create an entire new look by selecting colors that will fit the mood and the new furniture.
Selling a home can prompt the need for re-painting to give the house a new look and more appeal to potential buyers.
These are just a few of the reasons it may become necessary to paint a home’s interior.
Once the decision has been made to paint, the next step is to find a professional painter to handle the job. The expertise provided by a professional painter is essential in getting the job done right. The homeowner can be a part of the paint color selection for each room, but leave the rest up to professionals who know exactly how and when to prep the walls, and get the job done much more quickly.
Professional painters have all the right materials at hand, and can complete the job in less than half the time as the homeowner, not to mention the cleanup.
Most professional interior home painters will want to schedule a visit to do a walk-through and assess the job. Most professionals will give a written estimate of materials, labor and total job cost. Ask questions, and do not be afraid to speak up if the estimate is high. Determine exactly what will be done and when the job will begin. Voice any concerns, if any, and have the painter explain the justification if the bid seems high.
Once a price has been reached, the homeowner should begin shopping for the colors and type of paint to be used. Leave everything else up to the professionals.