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6 Reasons to Paint During The Winter Months

The winter season is upon us, which means your exterior home remodeling efforts may need to wait until Spring. The good news is that cold, winter days don’t have to be wasted. In fact, they offer the perfect opportunity to tackle any interior house painting projects. Here are six reasons why you should consider painting your interior this winter.

1) Painting Projects Are More Cost Efficient

If you put off all of your interior and exterior house painting projects until summer, you could be spending a lot all at once, especially if you are hiring a professional. Spring and summer are high-demand seasons for professional painters, so painting quotes are competitive. But during the winter, it is an extremely slow season for painting companies which can be great for customers looking to save on costs.

Customers can often save 20 to 40 percent off peak season interior painting prices during the winter. You may also find yourself treated with even more attention and service because your painters won’t have to rush off to the next project.

2) The Slow Season Offers More Flexibility

During the slow season, painting companies typically have much more flexibility, which can be a wonderful thing for painting around your busy schedule. Whether you want to take time off work to be home during the whole process, or want professional painters working while you are away, they can adhere to whatever fits with your calendar.

And since the sun rises earlier in the winter, painters can get to work on your project earlier in the day, leaving your evenings free to spend quality time with family.

3) A Mood-Booster for Dreary Winter Days

Since the sun rises earlier for winter, painting can start early in the day, but evening darkness arrives more quickly. This can affect your state of mind and keep you stuck inside for hours at a time.

Adding a vibrant color to your walls can be a quick cure for your winter blues. If your friends are battling with their own moodiness, try inviting them over for a party to celebrate your new paint colors and transition of your home’s interior. New interior paint is an instant mood-booster for all!

4) A Unique Holiday Gift Opportunity

If you’re looking to surprise your loved one with a grand gesture during the holidays, hiring interior painters can be an ideal gift idea. This is especially true if your partner has been dropping hints about wanting to revamp one of the rooms in your home. New coats of paint paired with some new furniture will please your loved one every time they walk into the room. It’s a gift that truly keeps on giving!

If you feel that your partner would like to be more hands-on when it comes to painting, professional painting companies can help in the following ways:

A free color consultation appointment. Try scheduling one as a surprise! Have one of your partner’s favorite rooms painted in their favorite color while they aren’t home. Your loved one will come home to a newly painted room.

5) Cold, Dry Air Helps Cure Paint

Summer days may be perfect for catching rays by the pool, but high temperatures are far from ideal for interior painting projects. This is especially true if you live in a humid climate. The more humidity your house endures, the longer it will take for your interior paint to dry. But when the air becomes dry and colder, paint will cure noticeably faster – which means a faster interior paint job.

6) Helps Maximize Home Value for Spring

If you are planning to sell your home, you and a bunch of other home sellers are likely waiting until springtime to enter the market. But if you want to beat the other sellers at their game and sell your home for more equity, a fresh coat of paint on your bathroom, kitchen, living room, or bedroom walls can help lure buyers in. A lack of internal color is one of the biggest financial mistakes a home seller can make.

Choosing to paint the interior of your home in the wintertime will help you gain an advantage over your competition, plus maximize your time as you are getting your house prepped and ready to sell later.

Interior painting during the winter can be a wonderful option for many home owners. With a solid plan, the right paint colors, and a great professional painting company in your corner, painting the interior of your home during colder months is often a better idea.

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