Hiring Interior Painters During the Winter
When the cold weather breaks and temperatures begin to rise, homeowners start to think about what needs to be done around the house and painting is often one of those tasks. Homeowners will begin to search online for “local painters” or “painters near me” and begin collecting quotes for their painting jobs. Little do homeowners realize that winter is actually the best time to get quotes for interior painting. Why? Here are 5 reasons winter is the best season for home interior painters.
1. Better Deals
Traditionally, winter is normally a slow time for Indianapolis area contractors. As a rule of supply and demand, painting companies stay busy during the late spring, summer and early fall to complete as many exterior painting projects as possible before temperatures become too cold. Since interior painting can be done year round, painters prefer to schedule interior jobs during rainy days or during the winter months. As a result, if you’re looking for a better deal on your interior painting, schedule the project during the winter rather than during an overbooked summer.
2. Shorter Schedules
As previously mentioned, when the cold weather breaks and temperatures rise, painting companies can become busy very quickly. It is not uncommon for many painters to schedule project 1-2 months out during the warm weather months. However, because winter months tend to be slower and jobs can be completed much sooner with more flexibility.
3. Ventilation Is Not An Issue
While it is true that during interior painting projects, one should be aware of paint fumes, but the truth is one doesn’t need to open every window in the home. With today’s low VOC paints, ensuring proper ventilation opening a single window shouldn’t affect your heating bill too much. Likewise, it may be cheaper to have your interior painted during the winter with windows open than during the summer when some contractors raise prices for interior and lower them for colder months.
4. Better Cure Times For Paint
Humidity. It not only fogs your glasses when walking outside, but a hot and humid day will affect cure time for paint. The more hot and humid it is outside, the longer it takes for paint to dry indoors. When paint takes longer to dry, it can hold up jobs and add time to the project. When it takes longer to complete a project, it could also become more expensive. Therefore, the paint may cure a little faster in the dryer winter than the summer.
5. Opens Up Summer Project Schedule
If painting the interior and exterior of your home is on the ‘to do list’, scheduling interior during the winter leaves more flexibility for scheduling the exterior. Breaking up the two projects between seasons can also give time to recoup the expense of one painting project before you start another.
Hiring Interior Painters
In closing, everyone’s schedule and timelines are different, but if your home interior painting can wait, winter is the best time.
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