Even though winter may not seem like the best season for painting, there are many reasons why it can work quite well. In fact, it’s recommended by many experts in the home improvement field, for reasons that we’ll get into below.
Hopefully, this will change your mind and show you some of the advantages of this season as one of the best times for interior painting and help you kickstart your project!
During Winter and Fall the air is noticeably less humid than in hot seasons, which makes the paint dry faster, both for interior and exterior painting.
In extreme heat or humidity, paint can be damaged before it fully dries, especially when in contact with direct sunlight. And interior painting isn’t immune to this, as sunlight can also affect it – even more so during summer days.
Because of this, it’s important to be careful about the temperature in your house. If it’s possible, use your home thermostat to regulate it between 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the ideal temperature for interior painting.
If you’re planning on starting an interior painting project for your home, you may be thinking about hiring professional painting services – which is highly recommended! Contacting a professional painting service is the best way to avoid irreversible issues and ensure the best possible results.
But since summer and spring are high-demand seasons, home painting services may become less flexible at those times. Meanwhile, in winter and fall, professional painters are most likely to be available for new projects with flexible schedules, which can harmonize better with your own schedule.
It’s common for companies to increase service prices during high-demand seasons while keeping them reduced during winter, which makes the project more accessible for the general public during these lower-demand periods.
Most people don’t start a painting project during winter because they fear it will be more expensive, but the reality is usually the opposite. Because of the low demand, materials for painting are often cheaper and even the service may see a decrease in cost since contractors will opt to take the job at a slight discount rather than taking no job at all.
That could give you a chance to get the best materials for great prices that you probably wouldn’t be able to get in Summer.
Summer is not only a season of high demand for interior painting but also for socializing. It’s common to organize parties and meet with friends, so it may not be the best idea to start a painting project when you’d probably want to invite your friends and family over to your house.
The painting process is usually busy and time-consuming, and it may require one or more rooms to remain vacant while the paint dries. This can make it difficult if you plan on having friends or family over, or if you happen to land a summer vacation.
A New Hobby For The Slow Season
We all know that cold and slow seasons encourage laziness and blue feelings to emerge out of nowhere. Of course, laying in bed and doing nothing is great to spend some time, but we can’t stay idle for too long. Why not try to innovate your schedule with new activities?
A painting project can be the boost you need in times like these. Painting is a wonderful DIY project to adopt, and you can always start small. Besides giving your home a new look, it develops muscle control, expands creativity, and promotes stress relief. Your house wouldn’t be the only one getting something out of it.
In conclusion, don't be intimidated by the winter when it comes to painting. There are many advantages to painting your home during winter. Plan ahead and try it for yourself!
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