About a paint job?
A proper paint job may take as little as 4-5 days or it may even be 15 days. It all depends on the size of your home and the speed of the workers that you have hired for Interior Paint and Exterior Paint your home.
No! it is not necessary for you to vacate the home it is just that in case of interior paint there will be some smell in the interior of your house but you can keep that smell in check by keeping the windows open and you can also keep the exhaust fan on. This will help you to get rid of the paint smell soon.
In the case of the interior paint job, it will be ideal if you leave the walls for about a week or so after the paint job is complete. Yes! The paint though dries in a lesser time period (3-4 days) but it is advisable to leave the walls and not to hang any paintings or pictures before a week or 10 days. This will ensure that the paint is completely dried up and all set to be used.
Keep in mind:
Do not forget to cover the furniture before you start with the paint job and keep the paint and primer out of the reach of children!