This time of year is a unique one for many homeowners, especially in regions of the country where seasons dictate home improvement projects. When wet and sometimes wild weather dominates the winter, for example, exterior painting needs to be a priority during the warmer months.
At the same time, interior painting can be a priority as we head into October, especially because the holidays are right around the corner.
As you work through your project goals, we have a couple of tips and bits of house painting information that we hope you find helpful.
Is It Too Late for Exterior Painting in the Portland Area?
If you think that the season is no longer right for painting outside, never fear. We still have paint-friendly weather ahead, mostly thanks to the fact that today’s improved products can be used in much colder environments than used to be possible. As long as the surface is dry, some paint formulas can adhere perfectly in temperatures as low as 37 degrees!
For more information, be sure to click over to this article: When Does the Exterior Painting Season End?
Why Is This a Great Time for Interior House Painting?
First, when is it not a great time for interior painting? We may be a little biased, but we think this is one of the best, most rewarding home improvement projects out there.
With that said, this is an especially great time to plan ahead. The holidays are coming, and with that comes increased opportunity to showcase your home. Whether you have a small update in mind or comprehensive interior painting goals, it’s extremely fun to be able to show your home off to friends, family, and guests.
For a little extra reading, click over to this article that discusses one of the hottest anticipated colors of 2017.
Here’s an inside tip for you…
This is a time of year when many professional painting companies begin to quickly fill their fall and winter calendars. If you have a specific window of time in mind for painting, we strongly encourage you to contact your local painter as soon as possible. In our case, for example, we try to be as accommodating as we can, but our schedule is inevitably claimed by those who plan ahead. You want to be that person!
Where Should You Start? Prioritizing Your Home Painting
It can be tough to choose!
- Do you have damage or decay? Wood rot, for example, should be addressed before winter comes.
- Is your exterior paint in bad shape? If so, protecting your home’s surfaces with touch-ups or a complete paint job is a worthwhile investment.
- Are there any extremely tired, outdated surfaces in your home? From kitchen cabinets to guest spaces, there are often points that call for attention a little louder than others. Why not make them a highlight rather than an eyesore?
- Get inspired! If you just need a general update or two but aren’t quite sure where to start, try browsing a website like Houzz.com. Read trending articles, click through photos, and get a sense of what other homeowners are doing this fall.
Finally, we suggest talking to your local painter. They should be an invaluable resource for scheduling, planning, and finishing your project, turning your vision into living color. You will be so glad you made the call!