Quality interior wall paint is designed to withstand the test of time, so re-painting the home interior may not be at the forefront of your mind. However, applying a fresh coat of paint is guaranteed to liven up any room and give your home a brand-new atmosphere. New colours immediately create a fresh new feel inside the family home, which can change up the home environment and even have a positive effect on mood and morale. Whether your kitchen walls have begun to fade or you simply want to try out a new colour on the bedroom wall, here are 3 great reasons to paint the interior of your home.
Repairing damaged walls
Whilst your interior walls may be protected from the elements, they are still guaranteed to show signs of wear and tear over extended periods of time. Marks and scratches on the paint can be caused from shoes or furniture, and old paint can begin to chip away leaving an unattractive interior. A fresh paint job can have any room in the house looking brand new, especially if you hire a professional painting service. When applied correctly, a new layer of paint will cover any permanent marks and chips in the wall, and can have your interior looking clean and fresh. Applying new paint to the home interior can also increase its market value and prepare it for selling if you choose to do so. Clean rooms with attractive colour schemes can greatly improve someone’s perception of your home. This is a cost-effective and relatively easy method of making your home look more appealing to homebuyers.
Changing the style of a room
The most common reason for people to paint their interior walls is usually for cosmetic reasons. Perhaps you are changing the purpose of the room and need a colour that is more suitable, or maybe you want to change the colour of the kitchen or lounge room to a lighter or darker shade. A new colour scheme for your interior walls can give the house an entirely new feeling. Neutral coloured tones can be used to create a cheerful and inviting feeling for any room in the house. Using light coloured paint can help a small room to look bigger and can turn a dark and dreary room into a living space that feels much livelier and more vibrant. Accent colours can be used to highlight window frames, pictures, trims, doorways, high ceilings and other features in the home. Be sure to paint your interior walls in colours that will complement the home’s features.
Protecting the interior walls
Drywall and plaster are capable of absorbing moisture from the air over time, gradually weakening the structural integrity of the walls until they begin to wear away. A new home interior paint job helps to protect the walls and prevent any long-term repairs. High quality paint can protect and seal the surfaces from any mould, moisture or other pathogens that may otherwise be present in the walls. It’s also capable of minimising dust and dirt build up so that your walls stay cleaner for longer, especially when the home contains plaster walls. Consistently applying a new coat of paint every five or six years can help to maintain the walls and prevent any damage from occurring in the first place.
There are many reasons to freshen up your home interior with a new paint job, from protecting your surfaces to completely changing the appearance of your home. You may be tempted to re-paint your walls, but perhaps you are not sure where to begin! You can always check out our article “How to Paint a Room in Less than a Week” for some tips. Alternatively, SG Coatings residential painting service can help with advice on preparing and protecting your walls, colour choices and even colour matching. Our professional painters have years of experience and are known for providing quality residential painting. If you would like to book a free design consultation and/or free painting quote to discuss interior painting for your home on the Mornington Peninsula, Bayside, South East Melbourne or the surrounding suburbs, please contact us here.