When it comes to painting seasons, the fall and winter should primarily be used to take on interior painting projects since the cold temperatures and moisture make exterior work nearly impossible to complete without complications. However, while painting the interior of your home in colder weather, there are a few things you should keep in mind throughout the process. If you’re planning on starting an interior paint job sometime between October and March, keep the following hints in mind:
Painting during this period can affect your budget. If you wait until the onset of the year’s coldest months to begin your project, you may end up spending more than you need. It isn’t because it will take more or less paint, but rather, you must keep your windows open while painting to let the fumes dissipate. If you have your heat turned up, this will impact your home’s energy costs.
Cooler weather means faster drying times. Not only does the cooler weather help paint dry, but the lack of humidity in the air will also be a plus when it comes to your paint drying properly. If you start your project early enough in the colder season, you can get your project done in a timely manner without having to pay an exorbitant amount in added heating bills.
You can paint all day and night if you want to. While exterior paint jobs are typically limited by the number of hours of sunlight in a day, interior painting projects can be completed at your leisure during the nighttime as well. If you’re willing to work continuously, you can get your project finished in fewer days than an exterior job would take.
Refreshing your interior is good for your home and mind. For some people, the winter is a depressing time. Abiding by the advice of Better Homes and Gardens, adding a splash of color to your home by painting your ceiling or creating an accent wall will not only serve to refresh your home, but can also help to brighten up your spirits when the daylight hours are shorter.
If you don’t feel comfortable taking on your own do-it-yourself painting projects, it’s always safest to contact an experienced professional, whether it’s just for a small bit of advice or to actually get the work done. The experts at Pinehurst Painters have the know-how, the ability, and the resources to assist you with any house painting project your heart desires. If you’re planning on changing your home’s interior style, don’t hesitate to contact them today.