While winter’s snowy and cold conditions put a damper on many home remodeling projects, interior painting is not one of them. In fact, there are many benefits to painting the interior of your home during the wintertime! If you need any convincing as to why you should plan your paint job this season, read our reasons below.
Between the holidays and snow days, you might find that you are spending more time at home compared to other months. What better way to be productive during your time stuck at home than with a home remodeling project? Of course, if the weather is really bad, you may need to plan ahead and purchase your interior paint before the snowstorm hits. Another added benefit is that many local paint stores don’t only sell paint; they also sell shovels, salt and other supplies you will need to handle snowstorms.
Not only are contractors less busy in the winter than they are during the warmer seasons, typically they are less expensive as well. In fact, it is estimated that painting your home’s interior during the colder months can help save you up to 40%! This means that you can get the professional look you desire for almost half of the cost. Furthermore, because contractors are less busy, they will be more willing to work around your schedule (rather than you having to work around theirs).
Contrary to what you may believe, your paint job will dry noticeably faster in the winter compared to the summer! That’s because the warm, summer weather that we all enjoy typically go hand in hand with humidity, which is not kind to paint’s drying process. Winter weather, however, is cold and crisp, allowing for your paint to dry quicker. Please note, that in order to take advantage of this, your windows will have to be open (or at least cracked) for you to ventilate the room with cold air.
The sun rises earlier during the winter. Take advantage of this by getting your paint job completed earlier in the day! In addition, the snow on the ground reflects light, giving you nice natural light to complete your interior painting project. Having great lighting will help you become more efficient and speed up the process, in addition to making it easier to see any spots that you might miss.
Some home remodeling projects can only be completed when the weather is nice. By completing your interior paint projects in the winter, you will have more time to focus on external remodeling projects, such as exterior painting, gardening and deck repairs. In addition, because it is usually cheaper to paint the inside of your home in the winter compared to the summer, you can use the money you saved on an additional remodeling project.
Are you in need of interior paint for your next New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware home remodeling project? Look no further than Ricciardi Brothers for all of your paint needs. With 39 Locations across these three states, we can guarantee there is a Ricciardi Brothers location close to your home! In addition to offering top paint brands, including Benjamin Moore, many of our locations offer design services for all of your decorating needs. For more information, be sure to stop by one of our stores or contact us today!