How Long Will My Mt Pleasant SC Interior Paint Job Last?

February 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Mount Pleasant Interior Painters

This is an important question that I’m asked by customers all the time. The truth is that there isn’t a set amount of time that it’ll last. Your interior paint longevity can range from 1yr to 25yrs, it can depend on a bunch of different factors

Factors That Will Impact Your Interior Paint

  • Young Children and Dirty Hands
  • Pets
  • Long Steamy Showers
  • Grease and Steam from Cooking
  • Moving in and out furniture

There can also be factors that are out of your control which may impact your Mount Pleasant interior paint, such as structural movement that might cause cracks or nail pops.

Ways We Can Help Make Your Interior Paint Last Longer

There are a couple things that can be done to make your interior paint last longer. The most important thing is to use a high-quality paint. When painting your interior the cost of paint is not where most of the cost is incurred. Labor is the most expensive part of the job so using cheap paint while paying for labor is not cost effective.

Using a durable sheen in high traffic areas is also important. Hallways, kitchen, and bathrooms should have a satin or eggshell finish which is a harder than flat and easier to clean. Bedrooms can also be painted with eggshell or satin but if you like a flat finish only good quality flats should be used.

Having proper ventilation in steamy bathrooms or opening a window after showering will make the paint last longer in bathrooms.

Proper prep prior to painting is a biggie. If the paint hasn’t adhered properly to the surface due to poor prep the paint job will not last long.

When you hire Paragon Painting to paint your interior we always leave labeled touch up paint for every room. If you come across some stubborn spots on the wall that won’t easily wash off using a small sponge or brush and touch up the paint.

Green Room Mount PleasantYour Mt Pleasant interior paint will not last forever but following simple steps and by hiring Paragon Painting yours will last a very long time.


Call Paragon Painting, for all your interior painting needs. We are licensed, insured, and will always give you a detailed painting quote with a fair price. Paragon Painting is a family owned and operated interior and exterior residential painting contractor. We service the entire Charleston, SC area including:

SummervilleMt PleasantMoncks Corner, Folly Beach, Ladson, North Charleston, Hanahan, James Island, Sullivans Island, and beyond. We are the exterior and interior house painting experts, call us at 843-695-9450



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I've been brought up in the painting industry and have learned everything I know from my father Paul Briggs. He is the founder of Paragon Painting and I joined him full time in 2003 after graduating college. I am now happily married with two beautiful children ages two and five.

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