How long will it take to repaint my home’s interior?

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Considering repainting the interior of your home and wondering how long will it take? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t so black and white and the time frame will depend on a few different factors.

How much time does it take to paint a room?

Are you the DIY painter or will you hire a professional painter?

If you are considering doing the repaint yourself, you should expect it to take longer. A painting contractor usually works with a team to finish the job. As his client, you are his top priority. That is not always the case if you get friends or family to help. Painting it yourself will use up your free time, after work hours and weekends. The project may stretch on and on if other things come up and interrupt your plans.

Professionals have honed their craft until they are as time-efficient as possible. If you don’t paint often, there will be a learning curve that will take up more time.

how long to paint a house

What are you painting?

Are you painting the walls only? Maybe only one room, or the whole basement?

Will you paint the trims as well? More often than not, you’ll opt to paint the trim once you see the fresh colour on the walls. Planning to paint the trim will give you a better idea of how long the project will take. This is true of the ceiling as well. That fresh new coat of paint on your walls will make it look dull in comparison. You may want to consider putting a fresh coat of paint on those ceilings as well.

How long does it take to paint?

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, you might be able to paint the ceilings too
  • If your home is large with many different angles and is quite large you could expect it to take longer

A basement with a few rooms = 2-3 Days

  • 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.

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