Winter is The Perfect Time to Paint the Interior of Your House

Curious about when you should paint the interior of your home? CertaPro Painters® of Mountainside has the answer: Winter is the ideal time to paint interior rooms and update your living space.

There are multiple benefits to painting the interior of your home in the winter. Here are just a few.

Post-Holiday Cleanup

The holidays are over and it’s time to take down the decorations, and in so doing you may see your space in a new light. You may notice a few new nicks or scratches, it’s possible that the shorter days will make your paint color seem less vibrant, and even kitchen cabinets that once seemed rustic-chic may now appear slightly outdated.

Well, it’s a new year and it’s time to tackle the home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, including painting your Mountainside home’s interior. It makes sense to use the winter months to rejuvenate your space, fix any imperfections, and update high-traffic areas like the living area, kitchen, or bathroom.

Take Advantage of an Empty House

If you have children, you know that holiday breaks and summer vacation can be hectic. Having the family home for an extended time over the holidays is so much fun, but it’s also a lot of work. Whether you are a parent or grandparent, you know that children are full of energy and likely to get into everything. You should take advantage of the hours they are in school to get work done at home. Guarantee that no little hands will touch wet paint and there will not be any extra clutter in the way of your painting professionals.

Moving / Selling in the Spring or Summer

If you are planning to sell your home this spring or summer, you need to stay organized. Leaving all the prep work and packing to the last minute will just cause stress. Instead, use the winter months to start sprucing, updating, and touching up your home. A fresh coat of paint can give a room a new life.

Here are a few tips:

  • No wallpaper. Removing wallpaper gives potential buyers the ability to see your home as a blank canvas for them to create their dream home. Your wallpaper may be beautiful, but it could still detract from the buyer’s overall impression. Play it safe and remove the wallpaper.
  • Update the kitchen and bathrooms. This can be as simple as resurfacing or replacing cabinets, repainting walls, and/or removing wallpaper.
  • Neutral color pallets. Paint walls and entryways beige, white, cream, or grey.

Temperature and Humidity are Very Important

Did you know that temperature and humidity play a large role in painting? The winter is the perfect time to paint the interior of your house because it is the easiest to regulate temperature and the humidity is significantly lower than spring or summer. For best results, you should set the temperature at the manufacturer’s recommended temperature, and humidity should be low.

Graduations, Weddings, Family Events, and Vacations

The spring and summer months are filled with graduations, weddings, and BBQs. If you are expecting to host a graduation party or wedding event, you may want to think about painting the interior of your home in the winter. This will alleviate additional stress leading up to the event. It will also allow you to finish ahead of the busy season and not get stuck on a waitlist.

Painting your home interior this winter should be on your to-do list the same way that dusting, vacuuming, and general home maintenance are. A fresh coat of paint can drastically change a room. So why wait? Check that off your list during the winter, so it’s one less thing you have to worry about when you’re preparing to host family and friends at your home. You’ll also love when guests walk through the house and say, “Wow, did you do something new in here? It looks great!”

It may not seem like a top priority to get the interior of your home painted for a BBQ or family event, but they are obstacles when planning to have work done. Summer is full of weekend events, parties, and vacations – all things that make painting the interior of your home a hassle. You don’t want to have people over while there’s wet paint and ladders in your home.

Do a little work now, so you can relax more later.

Summer Means Exterior Work, so Use the Winter for Interior

Spring is synonymous with cleaning, and most homeowners know that doesn’t just mean inside the house. The warmer months are the time to tackle exterior projects like landscaping, decking, replacing or installing siding, and repainting. It always feels like spring and summer fly by — you certainly won’t have the time to update your interior as well.

Start to think of painting as a seasonal project, instead of something you do out of necessity or when you’re in desperate need. Use winter is for interior painting, home improvements, and general touchups.

Work smarter, not harder. Paint the interior of your house in the winter, so you have more time to complete exterior painting projects in the spring and summer.

Thinking About Painting the Interior of Your Home?

Still not sure about the best time to paint the interior of your home? Call us at 908-228-2075 or schedule an estimate with CertaPro Painters® of Mountainside online. We will be able to provide advice and recommendations. We will also provide a complimentary color consultation. We can even provide additional services such as removing wallpaper, refinishing wood, resurfacing cabinets, renovating your basement, and performing other home improvement projects.