Winter House Painting: The Pros and Cons

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Winter House Painting: The Pros and Cons

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There are vital seasonal considerations that should be taken when planning your next home painting project. Winter house painting has a few pros and cons that below to help you plan your next home improvement renovation.

Less Rain and More Gain

Precipitation is one the major weather issues that can affect winter house painting. Winter is a great time to approach the painting project which will always be weather dependent. Winter is typically the best time for interior painting because the air is drier during this time. It’s not just exterior paint jobs that are affected by moist conditions. Interior painting can also be affected by the moisture caused by storms. Weather isn’t something people can control and rain can put a delay on the project’s schedule by days and sometimes weeks. For this reason, if there is a tight time window for completing the job, consider having it done during drier months.

Issues with Ventilation

Most of today’s premium paint is manufactured to be safe but they do still contain poisonous chemicals. As part of any reputable New Jersey house painters’ rigorous safety and health program, the use of proper ventilation is a must when working on a painting project. During the summer, many clients are happy to open their windows wide to let in the fresh air through their homes. Although, is that something you could cope with when dealing with freezing temperatures that are below double digits. If ventilation is not an option while painting the residence, then winter time is not a good time to paint. We would recommend renovating when warmer temperatures come about.

Dry Air Means Faster Drying Times

Humidity does increase in New Jersey’s warmer months and this causes increased air moisture. That causes paint to need an extended amount of time to dry. J Canabe Painting will only use premium painting products with their clients, but the humidity still generally causes issues and still has a marginal effect on the paints. Extreme humidity is when the most problems occur. The dry air that’s experienced in winter heavily assists with drying paint, which means our painting contractors can stay on schedule and get the job done faster.

Lower Temperatures

This does sound like a counter to the point mentioned above, although, the cooler temperatures we experience during the winter still might have a slight effect on how fast the paint does dry. Summer does bring about issues with humidity, but the warmer temperatures also assist with the drying process. During the winter, with lower temperatures, the paint may take just a little bit longer to dry. Comparing this is still only a minute issue to our state of the art industrial standard heaters that are used to make sure your new paint job is running on schedule.

Each season comes with its own personal weather condition and should be taken into consideration when planning any paint job. J Canabe Painting knows exactly how to manage winter house painting and all the weather conditions that come with each passing season.

If you are considering painting your Northern New Jersey home this winter, call an expert painter, J. Canabe Painting at (201) 804-7600 or contact us through an online inquiry to schedule an estimate.

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