Nothing makes a home feel new again like a fresh coat of paint. Whether you’re planning to stay in your home for the foreseeable future or are considering selling, a new paint job will add a fresh feel to your surroundings. Before you call the painters, though, keep in mind that there are advantages to painting the inside vs. outside of your home during various times of the year. Here are our top tips to help you plan for the next year.
Exterior Painting in the Late Spring and Summer
Now that the temperatures are starting to warm up, it’s wise to start thinking ahead to exterior painting. After all, painting the outside of your home has one of the biggest ROIs of any improvement project. As you may imagine, warm weather makes it ideal for painting outside, as the air must be above 50 degrees Fahrenheit for the paint to dry evenly. In Colorado’s Front Range, we usually start painting home exteriors in the late spring/early summer, or as soon as warm temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees. The most common painting period in the Denver area is June through August, and even early September. If painters (i.e. we!) take the time to scrape, sand, and prime, your home should look like new for many years.
Interior Painting During Fall and Winter
Cold weather makes the fall and winter months a slower time for contractors—making it an ideal time to negotiate a good price. When focusing on an interior job, painters can also get more done in one day because they are not limited to working during daylight hours. This allows contractors more flexibility in managing the project and can help to expedite the timetable. Plus, you can open your windows to allow cool air in and help paint dry evenly. If you’ve been thinking about revamping your hallways, bedrooms, kitchen, or living room, fall and winter is the ideal time to refresh your indoor space!
Waiting for the ideal outdoor temperature is essential to ensure that your paint job turns out impeccably. Work with a painter to schedule your projects over the next year, to be certain you are painting during the best times. You can even save some money by scheduling a contractor to paint inside during their slower months. If you are considering a paint project for your home this year, contact us to plan the best time for ideal conditions.
“We have worked with Brel on several occasions and have been impressed with the product each time. His quotes are reasonable and comprehensive – all supplies and paint color switches were included, which we learned is not always the case. We relied on Brel for advice and consultation on color schemes and were very happy with the results! His team is courteous, professional and timely. We look forward to engaging his team for future projects.” –Shannon Bernard