A really common question that comes to people’s minds when they consider repainting the interior of their home is “How long will this take?” Unfortunately the answer isn’t so black and white and the time frame will depend on a few different factors.
Are you the DIY painter or will your hire a professional painter?
If you are considering doing the repaint yourself, you should expect the repaint to take longer. A painting contractor usually works with more than one man to finish the job, and you are his top priority as painting your home is literally his career. If you are going to do the painting yourself, most likely you will be using your free time, after work, maybe weekends, to complete the project and it will be just you and maybe one other person doing the painting.
Professionals are also exactly that – professionals. They have spent time learning and honing their craft so that they are as time efficient as possible. If you yourself paint very rarely, there will be a learning curve that will take up more time, when it comes to the way you do things.
What are you painting?
Are you just painting the walls in your house? Maybe just one room, or maybe the whole basement? Are you also going to be painting the trims in your home? More often than not, if the trims haven’t been painted in a while, and you opt to only paint the walls in your home, after that new paint goes on the walls it draws a stark contrast to the old paint on the trims. So, giving your trims a fresh new coat of paint is always a good option to consider. The ceiling acts in the same way as the trims. That fresh new coat of paint on your walls will definitely bring to light the old faded color on your ceiling. So you may want to consider putting a fresh coat of paint on those ceilings as well.
How long does it take to paint?
Although there are many things to consider when wondering about the timeline of an interior repaint in Saskatoon, here are few good benchmarks to go off of.
An entire main floor repaint, including trims = 4-6 days
- This includes bathrooms, kitchen, bedrooms, living room, etc.
- Depending on the size of your home ceilings may also be accomplished in this time frame.
- If your home has many different angles, and is quite large you could expect it to take longer.
A basement with a few rooms = 2-3 Days
- Again, depending on if you are including trim or ceilings in this, it could push the timeline a little bit longer.
Some Last Things to Consider
If you plan on living in your home during the repaint, plan for it to take a longer time. Painting contractors must set up each morning, clean up at the the end of every day, and work around certain rooms to make sure that you still have access to everything you need in your home.
If you aren’t planning on living in your home during the repaint this would decrease the timeline. It allows the contractor to leave the paper, and drop cloths down on the floor for the duration of the project, eliminating clean up and set up time daily. Also, the painting can be done in the most efficient way possible because certain rooms do not need to be accessible at all times. So it might be something to consider that if you are taking a week vacation, or planning a trip to the lake, you may want to have a professional interior painter come in at that time and paint your home.
Lastly, I think we can agree that your time is valuable, and that you’d like to spend as little of it as possible being inconvenienced by painting your home. So, if you’re looking for a painting contractor who is willing to work around your schedule and be time efficient, contact us for a free estimate.