How Long Does Paint Last?

Refreshing your home with a new paint color is a great way to enhance your space. With a variety of colors and textures available, you can create a uniquely styled space just by changing the paint color.

After having your interior painted, you may be wondering how long this new fresh color will last. Knowing how long the paint will last will help better plan your home’s transformation. The lifespan of your paint will depend on the quality of the paint, the room you paint, and the color you’ve chosen.

Quality of the Paint

The quality of the paint chosen for your project will play a major role in how long the paint lasts. Top-quality paints have better binders meaning they will adhere better and be more resistant to stains and cracking.

Long-lasting paints include latex paints with 100% acrylic binders. Keep in mind that acrylic binders are more expensive, making this type of paint higher in price but more durable and better at adhering to the wall. Another feature of quality paints is that they contain more additives that make the paint easier to apply and provides it with more protective properties.

Generally, the higher the quality of paint, the easier it is to apply, the longer it will last, and the less it will cost in the long run due to the longer lifespan.

Residential PaintWhat Colors Last the Longest?

When considering how long the paint will last in a certain room or area of your home, some colors will last longer than others. Colors that hold up well since they complement a variety of décor and styles include:

  • Blues
  • Greens
  • Whites
  • Grays

These colors allow you to change your curtains, furniture, and another décor, without having to repaint the entire room since they are more neutral, timeless colors. On the other hand, bright, vivid colors like yellow can clash with new styles or décor. We recommend choosing a color that will last through décor updates.

Bathroom Paint

The bathroom is an area of the home that is tough on paint. Steam from the shower works to break down the polymers in the paint, weakening the paint’s bond with the wall. This causes the paint to become thin and the color to become dull.
You can expect your bathroom paint job to last about three or four years for your main bathroom and roughly four to six years for a guest bathroom.

Kitchen Paint

The kitchen is a high-traffic area in your home and is the one place where everyone likes to gather. The larger your family and the more you cook and utilize your kitchen, the more wear and tear the kitchen will experience.

Cabinets being touched, smoke and fumes from cooking, heat from using the stovetop all accumulate on the walls and cabinets. In most cases, you can expect your kitchen paint on the walls, cabinets, and other high-traffic areas, to last roughly eight to ten years. Within ten years, you will likely notice that the paint has lost its vibrancy and is fading.

Bedroom Paint

Bedrooms paint jobs tend to last the longest because they are not subjected to the same wear and tear that kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms experience. You can expect your bedroom paint job to last roughly ten to twelve years.

Living Room Paint

Just like your bathroom and kitchen, your living room is a high-traffic area. Since your living room doesn’t get exposed to the same heat, water droplet, and steam, the paint will last a bit longer, typically about ten years.

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Henry Weber
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