Painting During the Fall and Winter Seasons

The fall and winter seasons are associated with many activities, the least common being painting. Experts in this line of work could, however, surprise you with the success stories of interior painting during these two seasons as unlikely as it may seem. This article will give you a brief description of why this is so as well as give you an insight of the challenges that could pose a problem in winter and fall painting. Pretty sure with these few details in mind, choosing when to do an interior paint job with high chances of good results won’t prove to be much of a problem. Winter and fall painting will work!


Challenges of Painting During Winter and Fall

Before starting with the benefits, it’s a good idea to know what issues you expect when painting during these times of the year.


The first is the obvious reason; both winter and fall are cold seasons. Paint doesn’t dry fast enough in low temperatures. When it eventually dries, the end result will be less attractive compared to what was initially expected.


Moreover, to hasten up the drying pace during winter and fall painting, a warm temperature could be maintained inside the painted room. However, you need to open the windows to let the fumes out. Both actions are terrible energy saving techniques, especially during these two seasons.


Benefits of Winter and Fall Painting

First things first, there won’t be much to do outside during winter or fall as opposed to Summer and Spring. Interior painting is not only a good, well planned out idea of an indoor activity during such seasons but will also give the best result if the timing is done right as is explained below.

Cooler temperatures are ideal for drying if the painting is done before the temperature drops too much. Probably in the early or late phases of these seasons, in my opinion. In summer or autumn, the hot temperature will dry up the paint too quickly resulting in the inadequately adhered paint to the surface. It will be no surprise if peeling will be observed in the future in such a painted space.


The summer and autumn seasons are pretty humid compared to winter and fall. As a painter, go for the times when there is the least humidity to do your painting and consequential drying. Moisture gets into paint when drying, thus increasing the likelihood of paint cracking and peeling off from the painted surface. To lower the chances of cracking and peeling off, the safest bet is painting during winter and fall.