Painting Your Longwood Home in the Winter
During the winter months, many Longwood homeowners have time off from work. The holidays can sometimes present extra days off or some take vacation to escape from the colder weather conditions.
Being at home during this time may have you wanting to do some home improvement projects or additions to your home. The winter months can be a great time to paint the interior or the exterior of your home.
Painting the Exterior of Your Longwood Home
There was a time when it was an unpopular opinion to paint the outside of your home during the winter. There is a plethora of factors that could adversely affect the outcome of the paint job. The humidity might not be ideal. The temperatures might be too warm or too cold.
Now, painting your home in the winter is more accepted and sometimes even preferred by some homeowners. Typically, drying times are quicker during the winter. High humidity during the warmer months makes it harder and longer for your paint to dry.
Make sure that you purchase primers and paint products that are specially made for cold temperatures. This will increase the likelihood of a successful painting project in the winter months. Always check the weather forecast for the days before, day of, and the days after your painting project. You will need to find a day that the weather will be suitable for prepping, painting, and the entire drying process.
It is advisable to only paint the exterior of your home when the temperature is above 35 degrees (preferably higher!) at the time of painting. You will also need to be sure that the weather conditions the following two days after painting will remain at that warmth or higher. Also, be sure that there are not tropical storms or rain in the forecast. It is highly recommended that you contact a professional to paint your Longwood home.
Painting the Interior of Your Home
While being at home to enjoy the holidays, painting the interior of your home is on many peoples’ to-do list. This isn’t always the most pleasant way to spend your well-deserved holiday, but it is necessary and takes a dedicated chunk of time.
You will need to block off time to prepare the room you plan to paint. After the area is fully prepped, you will need to begin the process of painting the room. After that is complete, always be sure that the room will either be blocked off or have minimal traffic inside it. The freshly painted area will need time and space to dry.
Follow these easy steps to ensure a flawless, DIY:
- Map out a detailed plan of approach
- Choose your colors and bring samples home to see them in their real-life setting
- Purchase your paint and any needed tools/brushes
- Use drop cloths to protect furniture, cabinets, and floors
- Make sure to purchase painter’s tape to line the edges
- Be sure your room is properly ventilated before starting the painting process
- Paint your room!
Hiring a Professional to Paint Your Home
Although it is possible to paint your own home successfully, hiring a professional can bring less stress and headache to you and your family, as well as a shorter time to completion. Professional painters have years of experience and can get the job done without any hassles, undue stress, or unplanned messes.
It is highly recommended that you allow a professional to paint your home during the winter months. The professionals at A1 Quality Painting have years of experience and know how to handle the varying factors of winter weather. They stand behind their work and provide you with an exceptional warranty, to give you the peace of mind that you deserve.
The friendly professionals at A1 Quality Painting have the ability and the knowledge to help you complete any painting project that you have in mind. Give us a call at 407-877-3210 or click here for a free painting estimate.