Freshen Up Your Interior This Winter with New Coat of Paint
While winter is not the best time of year to paint the exterior of your home, it is a great time for any interior painting project. So, whether your interior looks tired or you just want to give your home a much-needed update, it’s easy to freshen it up with a new coat of paint.
Cost Savings When Hiring a Contractor
Most homeowners schedule paint jobs during the warmer spring and summer months. And with this high demand for painting contractors, so are the prices. But homeowners can benefit with lower prices and specials during the slower winter months. It will be easier to schedule a painting contractor at a time that is more convenient for you, too. So, if you’re looking to paint your home interior on a budget, then winter is an excellent time. Plus, you will already have your interior home improvement project completed before your neighbors even get started. This can be a big advantage if you’re considering selling your home and want to beat other homes to the market.
The Paint Dries Faster
Many people tend to think that paint dries faster in the warmer months. However, that is just a myth. In the summer the climate tends to be more humid and thus, the paint takes longer to dry. Also, opening the windows to allow for ventilation also brings in the humid outside air further slowing the drying process. On the other hand, winter is usually less humid which hastens the paint drying process. For even faster results, turn on a fan or a/c and keep the doors and windows closed, unless required for proper ventilation.
Free Up Your Time and Budget for Other Activities
When you freshen up your interior in the winter, you’ll free up your time and budget for other activities. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or spending more time with family and friends you have the peace of mind knowing that a painting project will not get in your way.
Cool Interior Paint Colors
If you’re like many homeowners, you’re probably trying to figure out the best interior paint color choices for your home. One of the coolest interior paints in 2018 was Behr’s In The Moment T8-T15, according to Consumer Reports. Described as a subtle blue-green tint with a hint of grey, it’s an eye-pleasing color that will make any room in the home a comfortable retreat. For something a little brighter, Clark+Kensington’s River Rapids 29B-3 is an elegant sea green paint that pairs well with neutral color furnishings to enhance the beauty of any living space. And for a sophisticated master bedroom you can’t go wrong with Sherman Williams’ Oceanside SW6496. Its deep blue color with a bit of green is the perfect complement for a nautical themed interior or even as an accent wall.