We often associate painting as a task for the warm weather. And if you’re doing an exterior paint job, you may have to wait for it to be a little warmer, depending on what you want to do and what paint you’re using. But if you’ve got an interior paint job, this winter is the perfect time to get it done. Why? For these reasons.
You Can Get A Great Deal
The winter is traditionally a slow time for painting contractors. As a rule, they’ll have a busy summer, but just like the story of the ant and the grasshopper, they’ve got to put away a nut to get through the leaner winter months. As a result, if you’re looking for a deal, painting contractors are likely to give you a much better bid for an interior painting job than you’d get during the busy, overbooked summer when everyone’s trying to get their exterior painting work done.
You Can Get It Done Faster
Exterior painting jobs, summer or winter, have a clock that starts when the sun comes up and that runs out when the sun goes down. For reasons of quality and safety, it’s just not smart to keep painting at night. But, even if the sun goes down at four in the afternoon, you can have a painter work from nine to five with no problem; after all, you’re indoors. The sun doesn’t matter. This both gives you more flexibility to get the job done and ensures you can get it done faster.
Cover that ugly home problem with interior painting, no matter what the time of year.
You Don’t Have To Throw Open All The Windows
It’s true that you’ll need to be aware of paint fumes, which are not fun to be around even with all the windows open. But the truth is that you don’t need to throw open every window in a room you’re painting in; you just need to ensure proper ventilation, which is a much different story. Your heat bills may go up a little bit during an interior painting job, but compare that to the costs of booking a painting contractor during the summer.
Winter Air Is Great For Curing Paint
While the summer may have its virtue in many respects, there are parts about it painting contractors don’t enjoy, and one part of that is that humid summer air. The more humid it is outside, the longer you have to wait for the paint to dry. That holds up jobs, adds time to tasks, and generally makes an interior painting job a bit more expensive than it normally would be. But in the winter, with just a small crack of the window, those problems aren’t as prevalent.
It Gives You Time And Room In Your Budget For Other Projects Over The Summer
Finally, there’s this advantage, which you may not think about at first. By getting your interior painting out of the way, you’ll have more time and money this summer to focus on other jobs that are best done in the warm weather, whether you’re working on the facade of your house or just want a little more time for yourself.
So, this winter, don’t just stare at the walls; make them more colorful, with interior painting.