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How Can You Prevent Interior Paint Fading?

May 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — flowermound @ 4:29 pm
a plant in a living room with natural sunlight

Did you know that certain areas of your home could be more susceptible to fading paint than others? This is a common issue among homeowners that can cause them to need to repaint their interior more frequently than necessary if they don’t have the right preventive measures in place. Read on to learn about some helpful tips on how to keep your paint from fading.

What Causes Interior Paint Fading?

After painting the interior of your home, it makes sense that you’d want to preserve the new and bold colors and keep your house looking great. Unfortunately, one common issue that many homeowners face is paint fading, which can occur due to a variety of factors. Some of these include:

  • Exposure to direct sunlight
  • Temperature fluctuations within the home
  • The quality of paint used
  • Exposure of light from a bulb

Fortunately, even if you have a home or apartment that receives large amounts of direct sunlight, there are some measures you could take to preserve your paint job.

How Can You Prevent Interior Paint Fading?

Interior paint can fade over time if you don’t have any protective measures in place to ensure that doesn’t happen. Here are a few ways you can keep your new interior paint job looking great:

  • Using a higher sheen of paint that absorbs less light, like semi-gloss or satin.
  • Choose a higher quality of paint that has better pigments and binders, and don’t settle for the cheapest option. Be sure to consult with your painter about your concerns.
  • Using more coats of paint can help preserve the color for longer.
  • Close blinds in well-lit areas when you aren’t in the room.

If you have any questions or concerns about paint fading or would like to learn more about the quality of the paints that your professional uses, don’t hesitate to ask them. This will provide you with peace-of-mind that you won’t have to deal with this problem down the road.

How Often Should You Repaint the Inside of Your Home?

Most experts agree that with a thorough and professional interior paint job, it shouldn’t have to be redone for anywhere between five and 10 years. However, if you want to change up the color of your walls or would simply enjoy a change, then that’s also a completely valid reason to repaint!

With these helpful tips, you can make sure that your home stays looking like new and you get the most out of your new paint job. For more information on pigments, binders, and everything that goes into a durable and long-lasting paint, don’t hesitate to ask your professional!

About Platinum Painting of Flower Mound

At Platinum Painting of Flower Mound, we offer a variety of services that help transform your home, including popcorn ceiling removal, interior and exterior painting, and cabinet painting. Plus, because we focus on residential painting, we’re masters of our craft and are used to working closely to help achieve each of our homeowners’ visions. For questions or to schedule a free in-home estimate, visit our website or call 214-304-7133.

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