Winter is the Perfect Time to Paint the Interior of Your South OKC Home
Are you thinking about painting the interior of your home? Winter is the perfect time to paint interior rooms, tackle home improvement projects, and update your living space.
There are multiple reasons why you should paint the interior of your home in the winter. Here are just a few.
Take Advantage of an Empty House
Do you have children? If you do, you know that holiday breaks and summer vacation can be hectic. This is your moment. Take advantage of the hours they are in school to get work done at home. This will guarantee that no little hands will touch wet paint and there will not be any extra clutter in the way of your painting professionals.
The holidays are over. It’s time to take down the decorations, and in so doing you may see your space in a new light. Nicks or scratches are more prevalent, your paint color seems a little less vibrant, and your kitchen cabinets appear to be slightly outdated.
It’s a new year and it’s time to make some resolutions. Have you thought about making home improvement resolutions? Use the winter months to rejuvenate your space, fix any imperfections, and update high traffic areas like the kitchen, bathroom, or living area.
Planning to Sell Your Home This Spring?
Are you planning to put your house on the market in the spring or summer? If so, you should consider tackling that home improvement list now. A fresh coat of paint can give a room a new life.
Here are a few tips:
- Try a neutral color pallet. Paint walls and entryways beige, white, cream, or grey.
- Update the kitchen and bathrooms. This can be as simple as resurfacing or replacing cabinets, repainting walls, and/or removing wallpaper.
- Say goodbye to 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.
Temperature and Humidity
The winter is the perfect time to paint the interior of your South OKC house. Why? Because it is the easiest to regulate temperature and the humidity is significantly lower than spring or summer. Did you know that temperature and humidity play a large role in painting? For best results you should set the temperature at the manufacturer’s recommended temperature, and humidity should be low.
Don’t Let Summer Plans Stall Your Home Improvement Projects
If you are like most people, you may consider winter to be a time of self-imposed hibernation. This can feel great, but it can also make your spring and summer months feel short, rushed, and stressful.
If you ask most people what their plans are for spring and summer, it’s likely they will include events such as graduations, weddings, and BBQs. If you are expecting to host or just attend a graduation party or wedding event, you may want to think about painting the interior of your home in the winter. If you are the host, this will alleviate additional stress leading up to the event. If you are just attending, this means you will not need to stop in the middle of a project to attend. It will also allow you to finish ahead of the busy season and not get stuck on a waitlist.
Summer is full of weekend events, parties, and vacations – all things that make painting the interior of your home a hassle. It may not seem like a top priority to get the interior of your home painted for a BBQ or family event, but there are obstacles when planning to have work done. 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. You’ll also love when guests walk through the house and say, “Wow, did you do something new in here? It looks great!”
Summer Means Exterior Work, so Use the Winter for Interior
As a homeowner, you know the work never ends. There is always a project to tackle – but many of those projects can only be done seasonally. Spring is with a time for cleaning and updating, and most homeowners know that doesn’t just mean inside the house. The warmer months are the time to tackle exterior projects like repainting, landscaping, replacing or installing siding, and decking. It always feels like spring and summer fly by — you certainly won’t have the time to update your interior as well.
Paint the interior of your house in the winter, so you have more time to complete exterior projects in the spring and summer. Work smarter, not harder.
Thinking About Updating Your Interior?
Curious about updates you can make to the interior of your home this winter? Call or schedule an estimate with CertaPro Painters® of South Oklahoma City – a trusted, local, certified painting professional. We will be able to provide advice and recommendations, including a color consultation. We can also remove wallpaper, renovate your basement, resurface cabinets, refinish wood, and perform other home improvement projects.