Interior House Painting: Why Winter is the Best Time to Paint Your South Calgary Home
Winter is upon us, and with it many of us tend to stay inside – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do. It’s likely you have a running to do list. Does that list include painting the interior of your home? 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.
Temperature and Humidity
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.
Start the New Year with a Fresh Coat of Paint
It’s a new year and the end of the holiday season. That means it’s time to take down the decorations and get back to daily life. However, it’s possible that now that the holiday magic has been packed away, your seeing your home in a new light. The glow of the holiday lights helped to hide any nicks or scratches, the hustle and bustle of visiting relatives made your paint color seem more vibrant, and the familiar smells of homecooked meals made your kitchen cabinets seem rustic as opposed to slightly outdated.
Consider now the perfect time to make a resolution to look at your home with new, fresh, objective eyes. Use the winter months to rejuvenate your space, fix any imperfections, and update high traffic areas like the kitchen, bathroom, or living area.
Preparing to Sell Your Home
Are you planning to put your house on the market in the spring or summer? If so, 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. There are simple things you can do to improve your resale value, make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, and make your home feel more open and brighter.
Here are a few tips:
- Buyers like a neutral color pallet. Paint walls and entryways beige, white, cream, or grey.
- If you want to improve your resale value, update the kitchen and bathrooms. This can be as simple as repainting walls, resurfacing or replacing cabinets, and/or removing wallpaper.
- Wallpaper can be controversial. Removing wallpaper gives potential buyers the ability to see your home as a blank canvas for them to create their dream home.
Graduation’s, Weddings, Family Events, and Vacations
Do you love the cozy aspect of the winter season? Do you consider winter a time to stay at home, watch television, and revel in the joy of self-imposed hibernation? If so, you’re not alone. The majority of people hunker down on their couch after the holidays are over and pop their head up somewhere around April or May. This is a great opportunity to refresh yourself, but it can also make your spring and summer months feel hectic and overextended.
Those spring and summer months are filled with BBQs, graduations, and weddings. If you are expecting to host a graduation party or wedding event, you may want to think about painting the interior of your South Calgary home in the winter. This will reduce unwanted 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. Imagine having a wedding in June and finding out that you can’t get an appointment to paint the interior of your house until August? That would be a disaster.
A BBQ may not be as important as a graduation or wedding, but there 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. You’ll also love when guests walk through the house and say, “Wow, did you do something new in here? It looks great!”
Do a little work now, so you can relax more later.
Summer Means Exterior Work, so Use the Winter for Interior
The saying ‘there’s no rest for the wicked’ should be changed to ‘there’s no rest for the homeowner.’ There is always a project to tackle – but many of those projects can only be done seasonally. The warmer months are the time to tackle exterior projects like landscaping, replacing or installing siding, decking, and repainting. It always feels like spring and summer fly by — you certainly won’t have the time to update your interior as well.
Work smarter, not harder. Paint the interior of your house in the winter, so you have more time to complete exterior projects in the spring and summer.
Thinking About Updating Your Interior?
Call or schedule an estimate with CertaPro Painters® of South Calgary – a trusted, certified painting professional. We will be able to provide advice and recommendations, including a color consultation. We can also remove wallpaper, resurface cabinets, refinish wood, renovate your basement, and perform other home improvement projects.