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by on July 24, 2021

A fresh coat of paint can transform a room. There are so many options for color and textures that you can choose from. It's amazing how changing the color in a room can bring new life to your environment.

It is possible that you are wondering how long interior painting will last. It can help you plan the way you want to remodel each room in your home. We have created this guide to help you plan.

Paint Quality

It is important to choose the right paint for your project. This will determine how long it lasts and how well it looks. Paints of higher quality have higher binders. It is important to choose the right binders and how many you use. This affects everything, from crack and stain resistance to adhesion. High-quality latex paints with 100 percent acrylic binders last a long time. Acrylic binders are more costly so this paint is more expensive. Acrylic binders are also more durable and have better adhesion. Paints of high quality contain more additives. These additives have desirable properties, such as making it easier to apply the paint and/or protecting it. High-quality paint will last longer, be easier to apply and cost less, especially when you consider the length of the job.

Paint colors

Some colors are more durable than others when it comes to the durability of paint in certain rooms or areas of your home. Different shades of whites, greys, blues, and greens can withstand the test of time due to their versatility. The versatility of these colors means that even though furniture and drapes can change over time, the room's color can still be the same. Contrary to bright and vibrant colors, they can look dull if they are matched with a new style or decor. It is best to select a paint color that can withstand a few interior design changes before changing it.


Your kitchen is the most used room in your home. It is the place everyone gathers. It can also be a place where everyone gathers, depending on how large your family is and how often you prepare meals. Over time, heat from cooking and cabinets that are frequently being opened and closed can cause damage to the walls and cabinets.

Most kitchen paint jobs last between 8-10 years on average. This applies to the paint on walls, cabinets, and other high-touch areas. You might notice that the original paint color is starting to fade after 10 years. This may be more evident in certain areas. It is time to give your home a fresh coat of paint.


Bathrooms can also be very difficult to paint. Repeated showering can eventually cause paint polymers to break down and weaken the bond with the surface material. The paint will begin to fade and become duller.

Bathroom paint generally lasts between 3 to 4 years. The average bathroom paint lifespan will be between 3 and 4 years for bathrooms that are not used as often, such as guest bathrooms. It will last anywhere from 4 to 6 to 6 years. The average lifespan of paint is shorter the more a bathroom gets used.

Living Room

The living room, like the bathroom and kitchen, is also very high-use. Your living room will not be exposed to heat, steam or water droplets so the paint should last longer.

A living room painting job should last for about 10 years, unless your little artist decides that a living wall is a great canvas for art. Most people get bored of the same living room color after a while and will change their minds. Whether the colors are starting to fade, new artwork has been discovered, or the walls have become boringly the same, it doesn't matter. After 6 to 7 years, it's a good idea for you to begin looking through paint samples.


The bedroom is generally less painted than other rooms in the house. Bedrooms are only used for 8 hours per day. However, they are not exposed to the same daily activities as the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. A bedroom's paint job will typically last for a while before it requires a new coat. It is possible to go 10-12 years without having to paint your bedroom. Unless, of course, you get bored of the same colors every day in your bedroom as in your living room.

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A fresh coat of paint can transform any room in your home, whether it's the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. If you've decided it's time to change things up, contact the painting pros at Five Star Painting to schedule a free estimate, or to learn more about the variety of paint options available.

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