We tend not to think of wintertime as a season that invites much in the way of decorating. After all, the whole season is white, grey, and so often rain and snowbound that colorful interior painting jobs aren’t necessarily the first things that come to mind.
However, that really can, should, and is beginning to change. Here are four major benefits of opting for interior painting options during the winter.
As with so much else in life, the question of how and when to paint your home can be determined in large part by the price considerations. It can be less expensive to get your home painted in the winter when there’s less of a rush, and so prices for professional painting assistance are a bit lower. If you’re looking to redecorate your home while saving, waiting until winter is a smart move.
So many of the holiday traditions that we love today were begun centuries ago, not as a form of religious worship, but simply as a morale boost during the cold winter months. Yule logs, Christmas trees, huge feasts around the fire, the practice of giving presents – all of these things were designed to make people dislike the cold wintery months far North just a little less. The same can be true of a great interior painting job. If the grey skies have you feeling moody, and the cold outside leaves you feeling sedentary, painting can be a great way to brighten your home while simultaneously brightening your spirits.
Geoffrey Chaucer begins his famed Canterbury Tales by saying that, when April comes with showers sweet, spring is in the air and people are in the mood to celebrate by going on pilgrimages. In similar fashion, when the winter season rolls around, more and more people find themselves in the mood to start decorating their home. If that sounds a bit odd, consider the fact that, in the same way April typically offers good weather for a road trip, winter offers ideal conditions for paint to be able to dry. It’s cool, often dry, and as stated, lets you put a bit more color back in your life when faced with grey skies for months on end. What’s more, if you live in a humid climate, painting in the winter can be a lot better than painting in the summer, when the humidity can cause the paint in question to dry at a slower pace.
Where spring may have been pilgrimage season for Chaucer’s Medieval English audience, for our modern audience, spring is a time of increased home buying and selling. If you’re looking to increase the value of your home in advance of the spring home buying craze, painting your home well in advance is a smart move. Painting your home in winter is thus a great way to invest in your home’s value and future.
For all of these reasons and many more, painting your interiors in winter is a great idea.