One of the most common questions that homeowners ask us is how often they should paint their house interior. As one of the premier house painters in Halifax, we have plenty of experience with different stages of wear on interior paint and have the know-how to help clients determine the best time to repaint.

High-traffic areas will need to be painted more often, while paint in other areas can last years. When trying to figure out how frequently you should paint your interior, some factors to consider are:

  • How often the room is used
  • What the room is used for
  • The type and color of paint
  • Level of wear and tear



Adults’ bedrooms usually do not require frequent repainting as they are typically used less often. They aren’t high-traffic areas, so the colors used on adult bedroom walls can last up to 5 years or more.

Kids’ rooms are a different story altogether. They serve as playrooms for children and see much more action than adult bedrooms. For children, the walls of their room are canvases. They love drawing and painting on walls. With all the activity going on, the walls in a kids’ bedroom get dirtier and damaged much more quickly than the walls in an adult’s bedroom.

It’s no wonder that many house painters in Halifax recommend using durable finishes such as eggshells or satin/pearl in kids’ rooms. Even with durable paint, the walls will require more frequent cleaning and will usually require a repaint every 3-4 years if not sooner.


Hallways are one of the most high-traffic areas in an average home. People walk through your hallways more often than any other area, so you are more likely to see more unsightly dents and scuff marks in this area. The wall paint in hallways tends to fade out more quickly than in many other areas of the home. A useful rule of thumb is to repaint your home’s hallways every 2-3 years.


Living Rooms and Dining Rooms

Since dining rooms and living rooms are not used too frequently, paint in these areas tends to last longer than in other areas. These rooms typically have more furniture than other rooms and have specific uses. Furniture pieces act as a buffer and stop people from touching the walls.

Homeowners usually repaint these areas to experiment with a different look rather than to combat wear and tear. This is why wall paint in living and dining rooms usually lasts 5-7 years or longer.

At Painters Halifax, we have extensive experience managing painting projects from start to finish and guaranteeing results. We use time-tested techniques and tools designed to make interior and exterior paint last longer.