Okay, so that was a short answer. So, here’s the explanation.
We hear a lot about spring cleans and summer makeovers. And it seems like August is the go-to month for remodels across the land. However, the best time to undertake interior house painting is paradoxically winter, especially in Canada where winter is long and local house painters in Calgary or other colder cities have a longer window for interior painting compared to the exterior one.
This is not the same necessarily for exterior house painting, where colors might respond poorly to humidity and temperature plunges – but for indoor residential house painting projects, winter is by far the best time.
So, here’s why.
You’re already bored
As if corona-isolation hasn’t been enough already, the winter is a natural lockdown in itself. You will already be trapped at home, with only a ton of mince pies for the company and your bodyweight in chocolate.
You’re not going anywhere, and you might as well do something to avoid turning into a giant Christmas pud.
The Paint will dry quicker.
It might seem hard to believe, but paint dries faster in the winter because the air is generally dryer. However, this does mean opening the windows to allow air in. Central heating is also drying compared to the humid summer heat, leaving paintwork remaining tacky to the touch for longer.
And watching the paint dry beats hands down the Christmas TV schedule anytime.
You can get professional help for less.
House painting professionals costs can put you off hiring a pro, but contractors are more likely to be at home, twiddling their thumbs in the winter.
This can mean ease of booking, but also money off when you hire in the winter. There’s also more chance that they will be flexible as they’re less likely to be nipping off to another job afterwards.
It frees up the summer for something else.
Getting all your painting job chores out of the way in winter frees up the summertime for something rather more fun. Summer is about lounging outdoors and never-ending barbeques. You don’t want to waste that fretting about match pots and streaky paintwork.
Doing the house painting in the winter means you can focus on landscaping the garden or exterior painting, which requires better weather to achieve.
Winter mornings have good light.
Although days might be short in the winter months, early mornings still have resonance, and these are good times to undertake interior wall painting.
Winter sunrises bring a lovely natural light into a room, making it easy to paint under.
It’s the perfect time to indulge in crafting hobbies.
When it’s cold and wet who wants to go outdoors anyway? Winter is the perfect time to take up a new crafting hobby and house painting is a creative way to pass the days.
In the summer months, you will have other things to do!
As if these are not enough reasons to undertake your residential house painting in winter, then there is also the appeal of getting your home ready for Christmas!