Nothing lasts forever, not even the best, most durable paint jobs. If you want to keep your home’s interior looking fresh, you’ll need to do some touching up every now and then. Of course, every room is different, involving different levels of foot traffic and activity. Therefore, some rooms in your home will require interior painting touch-ups more often than others. Let’s go over which rooms are included in this list and how often they should receive a new coat of paint.


A lot goes on in a bathroom, especially if it’s used by several people during the day. These are prime places for moisture to gather, which can cause the paint on walls and ceilings to peel, chip, or bubble. Plus, various other materials get strewn about in a bathroom, like oils, soaps, toothpaste, hairspray, etc. While regularly cleaning your bathrooms can reduce spots and stains, you’ll probably want to repaint your bathrooms every few years to go over more stubborn marks and protect your surfaces from moisture.

Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms don’t get used nearly as often as bathrooms, but much like bathrooms, they undergo a lot of moisture and heat. You may not care as much about the way your laundry room looks, but it’s still a good idea to hire a licensed interior painting service to touch up its paint job at about the same rate you would for your bathrooms.


Some homeowners utilize their kitchens more than others. If you cook or bake often, you’re bound to dirty up your kitchen walls over time from flung food materials. On top of that, moisture once again rears its ugly head in kitchens. Good ventilation will greatly reduce the amount of moisture that sticks to your walls and ceilings, but it won’t prevent all of it. So, more active kitchens can use some fresh home painting every few years, too.

Kid’s Bedrooms

Kids can make a mess just about anywhere. And since many kids like to play in their bedrooms, it’s not surprising that their rooms might need a fresh coat of paint every two or three years. Plus, as kids get older, they might want to change the way their room looks. Pinks and light blues might not cut it anymore. In this way, touching up the paint in your kids’ bedrooms might be more of an aesthetic concern. Whatever the case, these rooms typically need touching up often.

Other High-Activity Areas

Ultimately, any rooms or areas of your home that experience a lot of foot traffic or activity will need paint touch-ups most often. This may include hallways, recreational/play rooms, home gyms, etc. It’s also a good idea to use more durable types of paint for these areas so you don’t need to touch up your paint quite as much.

The more that goes in your home, the more help you’ll need from a licensed interior painting contractor. Whether you need a Reston VA house painter to touch up a single room or repaint your whole home, All American Painting Plus is here to help. To learn more about all that we can do for our clients in Northern Virginia, give us a call at (703)-620-5563!