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How Often Should You Repaint Rooms in Your Home?

As the most reputable professional interior painters in Radnor and surrounding areas, we understand that painting the interior of a home can be a stressful job for homeowners. Although there is no official answer regarding the question of how often a home’s interior should be repainted, our team of painting experts at Fox Painting Company have gathered information to help you make an informed decision on individual room repainting.

Living Rooms

Living or dining rooms don’t usually get used very often; therefore, the paint in these rooms tend to last slightly longer than in other places. These rooms tend to have more furniture, which can act as a buffer, stopping people from touching the walls. On average, it’s recommended that homeowners repaint these spaces every five to seven years.


Kitchens tend to be high traffic areas in the heart of our homes. Because of the amount of activity that these rooms see, they face plenty of wear and tear. Kitchen walls tend to incur levels of grease and dirt more quickly than in other places in our homes. This can have a detrimental effect on the paintwork. Even the most durable paint finishes applied may have to be repainted more often than in other rooms in our homes. For this reason, it’s recommended to repaint kitchens every three to four years.


Bathrooms are another room in our homes that tend to be used very frequently. For this reason, walls tend to be damaged more often, especially in smaller bathrooms. However, one of the main reasons that bathroom walls need repainting more frequently is damage caused by moisture and humidity. It’s recommended to repaint bathrooms roughly every three to four years.


Even though we sleep in our bedrooms most nights, they are not typically the most used rooms in the home. For this reason, paint jobs can last five years or more in the average bedroom. Children’s bedrooms face a lot more activity as they also function as play areas. This may mean that the walls need to be washed or cleaned frequently. Therefore, a highly durable finish is recommended for use in children’s bedrooms. We recommend repainting adult bedrooms every four years or so, and children’s rooms every three years, depending on the amount of damage sustained by high activity levels.

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– Mike and Toni K

Your team came to work everyday. And each day, they worked hard, demonstrated professionalism, and were courteous and respectful of our house and family. Even with some rain, your team completed the entire job on time and on budget, as promised!

– Mark M. and Kate W

Thank you for your excellent work painting our home! You and your crew arrived on time, got the job done quickly, and did not leave a single drop of paint where it wasn’t supposed to be.

– Michelle M.

The quality of work was excellent and the house looks totally refreshed. I was also impressed that they arrived on time each day and finished their job on schedule.

– Mike F.

Thanks again for a great job on painting my old farmhouse. You and your team made it look almost like new… quite a feat given the condition when you started.

– Fred S.

Anyone who has experience with contractors knows how difficult it can be to find the right combination of quality work, reasonable prices, and professionalism. I can truly say that Fox Painting delivers in all those areas.

– James and Kathleen L.

They were extremely respectful while working in my home. They made sure that the entire floor area was covered while being painted, and cleaned thoroughly. The final product matches exactly what I had envisioned and I would recommend Fox Painting to anyone looking for a superior job.

– Margaret H.