Do you know how often you need to repaint your interior walls? It’s easy for the inside of your home to be forgotten. While there are no fixed rules as to how often you need to repaint, there are tell-tale signs that a fresh coat of paint will benefit your walls. If you’re starting to notice any of the 4 signs below it may be time to consider repainting your interior walls:

1. Paint is starting to peel

Quality paints aren’t supposed to peel. However, over time some lesser quality paints tend to peel. Usually, the protective layer of interior paint is meant to stop premature peeling. However, there can be instances where moisture seeps through the outer layer. Peeling usually occurs in wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. If the peeling paint isn’t dealt with immediately, it could lead to mould growth and further damage.

2. Walls are covered with scuff marks

Your walls will suffer from a lot of wear and tear over the years. Especially if you have a full home with kids and pets. From scuff marks and dents to fingerprints and accidental spills, some blemishes can’t be washed away. When there are too many permanent marks on your walls, it can be an eyesore to look at regularly. A fresh coat of paint would be the easiest solution to take care of the blemishes.

3. Visible fading

Extended exposure to sunlight can cause the paint on your walls to fade. Direct sunshine can cause sun bleaching, where the colours of your wall paint start to subdue. Dark shades tend to fade faster than paler hues. However, fading can also occur in shadier areas of your home. Faded paint on walls that don’t get regular sunlight could mean water intrusion. Whatever the source, fading paint not only ruins the aesthetic appeal of your walls but could also lead to harmful water damage such as mould growth. If it’s evident that the colour of your paint has changed hues, it might be time to repaint your walls.

4. Blistering

Bubbles and blisters are not supposed to occur when paint is set. A proper paint job follows all the required preparation steps. However, if the surface was not maintained before painting or was damp during the process, small bubbles and blister can come up below the paint film. When your walls have excessive amounts of blistering it may lead to further damage within your walls. Take care of the bubbles with a new coat of paint.

Want to repaint the interior walls of your home? Have the Konnstruct team help you out. As leading interior painting experts, we will take care of your home’s painting and plastering Melbourne wide. Get in touch with us today by calling 0450 743 734 for all your interior painting needs.