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How often do you repaint interior walls if they are not obviously discolored?

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canidmajor's avatar

I don’t until they obviously need it. Ugh.

chyna's avatar

I’ve painted my kitchen, living room and bedroom 3 times in 16 years. The bathroom only once. The other 2 bedrooms only once.

josie's avatar

Somebody once told me every 7 years

YARNLADY's avatar

I’ve lived here 27 years and I only remember having it done once.

jca2's avatar

My dining room is kind of the center of the house and I last did it about seven years ago. I feel like it needs to be painted now. There are some marks on the walls from the cats scratching and just general wear and tear. I was thinking about painting it soon.

I’d say every 5 to 10 years is a good guide, depending on how much the room is used.

JLeslie's avatar

I think 5–7 years is a good rule. Stretch to 10 depending on the wear and tear. I know people who paint something every 3 years. They don’t paint the whole house, they just change a room or 2. They change the color, it’s not just a fresh coat. Reminds me of my husband wanting a new car, so we lease one of our cars. His dad used to paint their house every 1–2 years when my husband was a kid, but he owned a paint store, and this was in Mexico where the labor cost nothing.

Lightlyseared's avatar

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

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