We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Painting / December 14, 2022
Regular upkeep is required to keep your home safe, comfortable, and beautiful. Experts recommend that, when you plan maintenance tasks, you repaint the interior of your home approximately every five to 10 years. Depending on your circumstances, you may need to hire painting services in Winnipeg more often or less often.
Nevertheless, it can be easy to get caught up in life and forget to take care of home repairs and maintenance such as having the interior of your home painted. Here are some reasons that you should make it a priority.
Drywall is a porous material. This makes it lightweight and easy to handle while installing, but it also makes it easier to soak up things such as pet urine and the ink from markers, leaving it permanently discoloured and possibly smelling unpleasant as well. Shoes, chairs, and other objects making contact with the wall can scuff the existing paint job. After a while, your walls can start looking worn out as opposed to simply lived-in.
You may not be able to remove these marks or stains, but a fresh coat of paint can cover them up, making them look like new again. If there are lingering pet odours, creating a barrier between the stain and the open air can make them considerably less noticeable.
Not only can a fresh coat of interior paint help to cover up stains and imperfections, but it can also help keep your walls cleaner from now on. For example, semi-gloss and high-gloss paints produce a smoother, shinier surface that is more difficult for dust and dirt to adhere to. If your walls are subjected to more than the usual grime, you can also choose a paint that is completely washable.
If you’re interested in ways to improve the interior air quality of your home, painting the walls may not be the first thing that occurs to you. Nevertheless, older paints were often made with volatile organic compounds, which is why they gave off their distinctive smell. After a while, the smell gradually became difficult to detect, but that doesn’t mean that older paints are no longer giving off VOC emissions. These gases may still be present even after you can no longer smell them, and can aggravate allergies and other respiratory problems.
Many paints today are made with either no VOCs or low levels of VOCs. They don’t smell the way older paints would when applied. Covering up the old paint with new no-VOC or low-VOC paint creates a barrier that can eliminate the fumes entirely in some cases and greatly reduce them in others.
Homes that are lived in collect dirt and dust; the longer they are lived in, the dirtier they can become. Not only can choosing a gloss paint help to prevent new dirt from collecting but cleaning the walls beforehand leads to better results. Therefore, the old dirt is removed as part of the process.
Because home improvement can be costly, it is sometimes a good idea to carry it out in stages. An interior paint job is one of the least expensive maintenance tasks available, so if you are interested in improving the look of your home in a hurry, this is a good job to have done first in many cases. Once the paint job has been completed, you may find that the look of the room is so improved that you don’t need to make any more aesthetic changes.
Interior painting is a low-stakes update that can yield a better result than you expect. Nevertheless, it is important to get it right the first time for the greatest return on investment, and that is where Handyman Connection comes in. Learn more about the process of working with our experienced craftsmen.