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Interior Painting In the Winter | Reasons To Do It

For many people, the time for any residential house painting is in the warmer month, especially if you live in New England, where we experience all four seasons, plus an extra. The truth is there are benefits to painting the interior of your home during the cold winter months if the proper preparations and precautions are followed.

The Benefits In Interior Painting During the Winter

There are many benefits to interior painting in the winter instead of waiting for the spring and summer months. Below is a list of reasons why painting your home’s interior in the winter is a great idea for homeowners.

1. Perfect Temperature For Paint to Dry

The hotter summer months are perfect for exterior painting, but when it comes to Interior Painting it can be detrimental. During the summer, the humidity can be very high, resulting in slower drying and curing time. When this happens, the paint will not bond properly to the walls.

Most traditional latex paints need 50℉ – 90℉ to dry. Sherwin Williams formulas like Duration, Resilience, and SuperPaint can dry at temperatures as low as 35℉. Different paint brands have different drying temperatures. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on drying time.

2. Interior Painting In the Winter Can Save you Money

During the winter months and around the holidays, many painting companies offer Interior Painting discounts. During these months, homeowners can save anywhere from 10-30 percent on interior painting jobs. Homeowners can use these savings to hire a painting contractor to get their homes ready for holiday family gatherings.

If you are looking for a unique gift idea for a loved one, hiring an interior painter is a gift they will never forget. A new coat of paint or repairing damaged walls will please your loved ones every time they walk into the room. At H.D.F. Painting, we can help you set up the perfect gift!

3. Painting Service Flexibility

For many painting contractors, winter is their off-season. Painting companies are more flexible during these months, resulting in a quicker completion time. Flexibility also means painting professionals can work around your busy schedule to meet your house painting goals.

4. Mental and Monetary Booster

During the Covid Pandemic, our homes became classrooms, offices, movie theatres, and much more. Spending so much time in the same space can have a phycological effect on your mind and have you singing the winter blues as the weather gets colder. Repainting a room or two can be an instant mind and body booster.

Not only can a change of color give you a mental boost, but it can also add value to your home. A study done by Zillow found that homes painted with particular colors sold higher than their market price. If you are looking to sell your home during the spring, then winter is a great time to repaint the interior of your home. Read The Power of Color to learn more.

Precautions Before Painting In The Winter

There are precautions to take when painting the interior of your home in the winter. During winter, windows stay closed, resulting in less ventilation which is not ideal for interior painting due to the fumes. Before beginning any interior painting project, make sure you have proper ventilation.

Another thing to think about is the paint you use. Homeowners can choose to use low-no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paint. Low-VOC or no-VOC paints release less harsh chemicals into the air.

Interior Painting Preparations

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At H.D.F. Painting, we practice proper preparation before any painting project. Proper preparation can help you avoid any costly mistakes and wasted time.

  1. Cover all furniture with a drop cloth or plastic to protect them from dripping or splattering paint. 
  2. Before putting any paint on the walls, make sure they are free of dirt and dust. Removing these particles will result in a smooth finish.
  3. Fill and repair any nail holes or cracks.
  4. Finally, make sure to pick the right paint sheen.

Interior Painting Services Near You

Are you looking to hire an Interior Painting contractor near you? Look no further! We provide services in Concord MA and in surrounding towns like Lexington MA, Maynard MA, Weston MA, Lincoln MA, Acton MA, Wayland MA, Sudbury MA, Carlisle MA, Littleton MA, Needham MA, Wellesley MA, Newton MA, Brookline MA, Boston MA, Andover MA, Stow MA and more.

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