New England winter, love or hate them, they’re a part of life if you live in Greater Boston. Sometimes, they’re unexpectedly gentle, and other times, they’re weekly blizzards, time perfectly with the Monday commute (2015, anyone?) It’s a flip of a coin in our lovely city, and unless you and yours are committed to the snowbird lifestyle each year, you mentally prepare for whatever mother nature brings us.
A question we often hear from clients is whether or not it’s advisable to undergo painting projects in the wintertime. While the short answer is a resounding yes for most painting projects in the winter, let’s discuss some of the projects that are not advisable in the winter and why. Also, we’ll provide some insights as to why there are reasons to actively pursue painting projects in the winter.
Can You Paint Outside in The Winter?
In a word, no. Do not even think about this, no matter the weather. Fluctuations in temperature, humidity, and precipitation are guaranteed, and paint requires predictable conditions to cure properly, providing proper protection and durability.
Some Benefits of Interior Winter Projects
At Catchlight, we’ve perfected the art of non-disruptive interior painting! Odor-free paints, carefully protected surfaces, dust walls separating the workspace from your living space, considerate, quiet, courteous painters – did we mention we background check every hire, drug test, and train to EPA and MA RRP certifications to ensure we never create a lead paint risk in older homes? Google reviews typically speak to the caliber of our staff, not just our painted finishes.
Winter promotions – As exterior work does not happen in the winter, interior painting contractors often provide extra incentives to get projects going while their crews are less busy. Catchlight offers a fantastic winter promotion; if you schedule your interior project between Thanksgiving and March, we’ll supply up to $500 in free paint!
Can You Paint in The Winter? Get Interior Work Done Before the Spring!
Once spring rolls around, and the birds and bees of April and May start buzzing and chirping, many people realize in a last-minute panic that they need work done on their home, and by that time, contractors are often booked up! While the winter is a time to be cozy and hibernate to some degree, don’t forget it’s a fine time of year to have interior work completed on your home, avoiding the rush of spring demand.