7 Reasons to Schedule Interior Painting in the Winter
If you want the overall best experience when having the interior of your home painted, consider scheduling the project during the winter. Here are seven reasons this could be a smart move.
1. Contractor/crew availability
Painting companies work year-round, but their workload generally eases up in the winter. This means there’s a better chance of getting your contractor out to the house at the most convenient times for you.
2. Your schedule
In the summer, launching an interior paint job can be like threading a needle when you try to match the contractor’s schedule to your own busy schedule of trips and activities. During the colder months before and after the holidays, you’re probably a lot less active and mobile. Since you’re going to be at home most of the time anyway, why not get the painting done then?
Many paint crews charge higher prices during the warm months when everybody wants them to paint their house. You may find that you can save some money by scheduling interior painting during the off-peak months.
4. Faster drying times
Especially for interior projects, paint drying times are important. The longer wet paint is on the walls, the greater chance someone or something will brush against it and mess up the paint – or the person’s clothing. Summer humidity causes paint to dry more slowly. With reduced humidity in the winter, your paint will dry fast and you’ll avoid accidents.
5. Cheer up
Wintertime with its shorter days and less sun can cause people’s mood to dip. But a fresh new paint job can lift your mood as you watch the old interior surfaces of your home become new again. As an additional mood lifter, maybe you could do some interior decorating following the painting to really spice things up and give you even more reasons to feel good.
6. Get out of your rut
In the winter, we tend to become creatures of habit. Our schedules stabilize, and we fall into routines of working, cooking, eating, watching TV and going to bed. Having a crew of painters in your home will certainly break up the monotony and get you involved in something that will truly benefit your home and your lifestyle.
7. Planning to sell?
If you’re going to put your home on the market, you’re probably going to do it in the spring or summer. It makes sense, then, to schedule an interior painting project in the winter so that the house looks awesome when the first buyers start showing up. Virtually every Realtor will tell you that homes with new paint are much more attractive to buyers and can lead to a quicker sale and a price more in line with what you’re asking.
Franklin Painting of Farmington, CT, is ready to get to work in your home this winter and bring you an amazing result with a new interior paint job. If you’d like to know more about our services, pricing and availability, you can always reach us at (877) 646-7774.