Tips For Painting In The Winter

Tips For Painting In The Winter

Summer is often packed full of activities, and most people aren’t in a hurry to throw their homes into chaos by undertaking a major painting project. Winter can be the ideal time to roll out a fresh coat of paint right before the holidays. However, it can be a bit trickier to paint the right way in the colder months. 


These tips will help you make the most of your next paint job during this winter season: 

Turn Up the Thermostat


Many homeowners already know that the temperature influences the adherence of paint to drywall. Painting professionals agree that the temperature should be above 15 degrees Celsius for the best results. The problem is that just because your room measures this way, your walls may not. They’re exposed to both the heat inside the room and the cold air on the outside of the home (particularly exterior walls). 


As a result, you should consider turning the thermostat up even more before a painting project, and keep the temperatures up for about a day and a half following the painting to help it dry better. While you don’t want to turn it up to the point that it’s uncomfortable for you or your painters, a slightly warmer temperature can do a lot of good! 

Make Sure To Measure the Humidity


In addition to the temperature of the walls, you also have to be mindful of the humidity in your home. Winter often brings lower humidity as homes are drier from the running of their heat systems. Always be sure to check the recommendations of your paint manufacturer to see what it requires the humidity levels to be before painting. 


An inexpensive hygrometer will help you to make sure that you are within guidelines. If the air is too dry, you may need a humidifier to bring it up. 

Don’t Open Windows


Maybe you have heard the misconception floating around that opening the windows will help your paint job dry faster. Don’t be fooled! This might be okay for summertime painting when high humidity levels in the home can make it difficult for the paint to dry. However, in the winter, the paint will dry much faster if you leave the windows closed. 


Opening the windows makes you run the risk of lowering the temperature in your home, resulting in poor conditions for the paint to be applied and dry properly. 

Get Help From the Professionals


No matter whether you want to paint in the summer or winter, it’s important to ensure that you have professionals on your side. We can make it easier for you to get your dream job done, creating an incredible difference in your home. If you’re searching for top-notch Winnipeg painting companies, Pinnacle Painting might be perfect for you. Give us a call today to learn more about our services this winter!