Painting in the dead of winter? If you’re a homeowner, you probably have asked yourself this question out of disbelief and hesitation about whether or not this is actually possible. Except perhaps for some overdue winterizing projects, most people shelve their plans to improve their homes when the freezing cold sets in and snow begins to fall, and a painting project is sure one of them.
It’s understandable, though, why some homeowners worry about cold temperatures affecting the quality of the work. However, you can paint your home all year round if you hire a skilled contractor and use the right materials.
Instead of enumerating here the reasons why people worry about painting indoors in winter, this article will instead help shift your perspective on why winter is, in fact, the best time of year to paint a home’s interior.
So, let’s get down to knowing what these reasons are!
Reasons for Painting Indoors in Winter
1. Winter is mostly dry and cool.
As a rule of thumb, paint quickly dries in warmer seasons, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing, primarily if you paint large expanses of walls or ceilings. As soon as the paint dries, blending in the lines becomes difficult, and you could end up with a splotchy, uneven, and very unprofessional finish. Any painting projects are best when the weather is cooler and the paint will not dry too fast. You can skip the middle of the winter season when it is the chilliest, but you can look at starting either at the start or end of winter when it is starting to warm up but not hot and still fairly cool.
2. Cooler temperature makes the job easier.
Painting is a straightforward project, but if you address painting projects during the warmer months of the year, chances are you will get hot and sweaty. Leaving these types of projects until cooler weather means less effort for better results. No one wants to be uncomfortable while undertaking home projects, so it makes sense that the best temperature to paint inside is during the winter months.
3. Your house will be ready by spring.
With the arrival of spring after a dreary winter, the last thing you want to have on your mind is house painting. If you tackle this project during the winter months, you will have more time to devote yourself to other projects such as beautifying the garden, spring cleaning the home, and any other tasks you need to do before the arrival of spring.
4. You’ll get the best deals and undivided attention.
During the busy season (spring and summer), you may find it difficult to schedule your painting work or feel like you’re not getting the time you deserve, even at the best companies. When painters are swamped with jobs, they can’t give you the time and attention you need. But because of the painters’ reduced workload in the winter, you can pick from a broader range of available appointment times and receive more personalized service. Winter is also a great time to paint the exterior of your house for all the same reasons. Plus, it avoids extreme sunlight, which can be a problem for exterior painting because it dries paint too quickly, preventing it from covering the walls completely. Aside from that, temperature fluctuations play a key role in exterior painting because paint does not dry well when temperatures vary drastically. For that reason, winter, with its consistently low temperatures, is a good time of the year to paint.
There’s Never a Bad Time to Paint with Boston Best Painter!
Taking advantage of the colder months to paint the inside of your home can be a great idea, especially if you have other plans for the year. It could be a bummer to choose to paint during the summer’s pleasant, dry weather if it means missing out on all the seasonal fun. That’s why it makes sense to paint the inside of your house during the colder months.
For your interior painting needs, Boston Best Painter LLC is your best choice for a professional painting company any time of year, but especially in the winter. We’ve successfully finished numerous small and large house painting projects in Boston, Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, Watertown, and Brookline.
In addition to the high quality of our work and our reliability, we are known for our promptness and punctuality. You can still take advantage of our services even if you’re on a tight budget. We treat your home with the utmost respect and ensure that nothing unsightly is left behind when we’re done.
Trust us to complete the job for you! For inquiries about our painting process and pricing, call us today at 781-605-7718!