How Long Does it Take to Paint a House Interior?

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When it comes to planning an interior paint job project, you’ll want to have an idea of how long the process will take. Any type of interior painting or house painting can disrupt your daily routine. You may not be able to use the space as desired while it undergoes its transformation. So, how long does it take to paint a house interior? That depends on a few factors. Below, we’ll discuss in greater detail, so you can learn how to adapt your daily routine to the timeline.

How long does it take to paint inside a house? Consider These 3 Factors

In general, it can take roughly 5 or 6 hours to complete a room-sized 12’ by 12’. On a much larger scale, it can take less than a week or 3 to 5 days to fully paint the interior of a 12,000-square-foot home. This is not always going to be the case with every paint job that’s done on the interior of a home. Multiple factors directly affect the timeline of any paint project.

1. Who is painting?supplies for interior paint job

Whoever is doing the painting will directly affect the amount of time the job takes. Are you hiring professional painters to do the job for you? Enlisting in professional help rather than taking the DIY route will significantly expedite the process. A professional interior painter has the skills and experience to be able to complete a job precisely in a timely manner. Taking on the project alone will require you to set aside extra time to complete every step.

2. The size of the job

It will come as no surprise that the amount of space that needs to be painted affects how long it takes to paint a house interior. It will take longer to paint the entire interior of a home than it will to paint just one room. It may only be a matter of hours for a professional painter to finish one room whereas it will take a couple of days to complete a larger job like painting an entire house.

3. Prep work & Clean up

Prepping the room for painting can eat up a good chunk of time depending on the condition of the walls in the room. Are there holes in the drywall that need to be repaired? Will the wall need to be sanded before putting a coat of paint on it? Does any caulking need to be replaced? Part of prepping also includes taping. If done right, taping can tack on an extra 40 minutes per room. These are all factors that extend the amount of prep time needed before the actual painting can get started.

The clean-up process of any paint job varies. If you did the job yourself, odds are there’s a drop of paint on the floor here or there you’ll have to scrape up. A professional painter will take the proper measure to ensure that the only cleanup that needs to be done is removing the tape and drop cloths.

Are you looking to expedite painting your home exterior or interior? The team at Paint Corps specializes in home interior painting from living rooms and kitchens, to bathrooms and doors and frames. Contact us today and hire professionals to get the job done right.

Burgess Perry is the Founder and CEO of PAINT CORPS™ Franchise Group. After serving in the U.S. Army for nearly 10 years, Burgess began a new chapter by opening a painting company in the Tampa, Florida area. He hit the ground running and after five years of unprecedented success, he decided it was time to give back to his fellow military veterans. That's when he founded PAINT CORPS™, a veteran-only franchise founded on military values like service, respect, integrity, and duty.

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