As the holidays approach, you may be spending more days at home than usual. You may have noticed that your home could use a paint job, either interior or exterior. Now, some may argue, but this article explains why wintertime is a perfect time for a new paint job. As the days weave in and out between Christmas and New Year, go ahead and fill a couple of those empty days with a painting job, either DIY or by hiring a professional. Start off the New Year with a brand new look and outlook on your home.
DIY or Hire a Painting Contractor?
If you are considering a DIY project on the inside of your home, you will want to plan ahead to get the paint before a big snowstorm hits. In milder climates, this isn’t even a consideration. Painting for the new year is great because of the lower humidity. While you may think summers are perfect for painting, they are actually not at all so, especially for nonprofessionals. The humidity in the air makes it so the paint can’t adhere or spread evenly on the wall. This extra moisture is typically not present during the wintertime.
If you paint in the wintertime, it will dry faster as well. It is necessary to ventilate your home while the paint is drying. This may make the energy bill rise slightly but the cold air coming in to get the fumes out will help set the paint faster than it would normally in warmer temperatures. In the wintertime, you can take advantage of the earlier light as well, especially if you are an early riser. You can make the most of your day by getting the big project earlier on in the day and relax out of the elements in the evening. If you decide to DIY, check out our article about prepping for painting!
You Might Find a Deal on Painting Professionals!
Another benefit of painting for the New Year is that contractors usually charge less during the wintertime. You may even be able to save up to 40% if you find the right one at the right time. This also means that you won’t have to wait as long to get the job done. Since contractors are less busy and the paint dries faster in the winter, the time it takes to complete the exterior or interior or both jobs will be less. This means less of a hassle and waiting times during the busier summer and fall months.
Keep an Eye on the Thermometer
One thing you do need to take into consideration while painting in the winter in Idaho is the very low temperatures. If the air and surface temperatures stay above 35 degrees, then the exterior paint should be just fine. But overnight temperatures can fall too low and create a chill on the surfaces, which will prevent the paint from setting. If you watch the weather and plan accordingly, starting in the late morning and finishing up before nightfall your paint job should be okay. And don’t forget about all the paints, primers, and stains made specifically for lower temperatures, too!
Lose the Stress and Hire a Boise Painting Contractor
If painting is on your to do list, make it less stressful by hiring a Boise painting contractor. As mentioned earlier, you may be able to find winter time deals to sweeten the pot even more. You won’t know until you ask!