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Anytime that you’re investing in a home improvement, you’re naturally concerned about how long the results from the project will last. Understanding the expected results can help you prepare for the future and plan and budget for other maintenance projects. If you’re considering having the interior or the exterior of your house painted, determining how long the results will last is not as straightforward as assessing the longevity potential of other types of projects. Read on to learn more.


Considering Quality


Whether you’re considering interior or exterior painting, the quality of the paint used will be the number one determining factor in how long results last. The higher the quality of the paint, the better the chances are that you won’t have to paint again for several years. One way to judge the quality of the paint is to inquire about the warranty that accompanies it. Paint manufacturers can’t afford to frequently pay for warranty claims, so they typically set the length modestly. Your painting results should last at least as long as the warranty barring any unforeseen problems. The average lifespan of an interior paint job is roughly 6 to 10 years, while exterior paint will typically last for 5 to 7 years.


Factors Affecting Interior Paint Results


There are a number of factors that can impact how long paint results last indoors. The more traffic there is that flows through the area, the shorter the lifespan of results is likely to be. This is because more people passing through an area means more of a risk of bumps and scrapes along the walls that damage the finish. If anyone smokes in your house, the smoke given off can shorten the lifespan of paint. Also, fireplaces, especially wood burning ones, can make paint become discoloured and require replacement prematurely.


Factors Affecting Exterior Paint Results


Just as the lifespan of an interior paint job can be affected by many things, the length of time that your exterior painting results will continue to look like new will depend upon different factors. Having many large plants and shrubs around the house can decrease the longevity of exterior paint due to scratches, and if you have a sprinkler system that sprays your house regularly, the water can lead to premature fading. The condensation given off by window air conditioners mounted in windows can also limit the lifespan of exterior paint.
At Colour Elegance, we use the highest quality interior and exterior house paints to provide our clients with results that last for as long as possible. We offer an 5-year guarantee on the workmanship of every project that we complete, and the Dulux paints that we utilise have some of the longest warranties in the industry. Our number one goal with every project is to provide the best possible results and that means taking steps to ensure that our work endures from year to year. To learn more about our services and get a free quote on your exterior or interior painting project, contact us today.