St. Louis Winter Is the Time for Interior Painting
With winter rapidly approaching, many tend to put home remodeling projects on hold. The assumption is that because we spend more time indoors, then pursuing household projects becomes congested and subsequently more difficult. Contrary to this notion, however, is the fact that winter is an ideal time to paint your home’s interior.
In envisioning interior painting, most people conjure-up the sense of a poorly-ventilated odor and the need to open all windows within the home. With the emergence of “Low” and “No VOC” paints, however, much of the obnoxious odor can be limited.
Furthermore, paint tends to dry more quickly with the windows closed, the home’s heat on, and proper circulation. One of the reasons paint takes time to dry is because of high humidity. Yet winter tends to bring much arid home environments, thus aiding in the drying process. Painting your home’s interior, then, can easily be accomplished in the winter time.
There’s also the added benefit of brightening your home’s interior in the midst of the shortest days of the year. Choosing a lighter color for an interior room can dramatically refresh the visual appeal of the room. Soft colors reflect light back into the interior-a much needed process in winter. By painting your home’s interior, you radically transform the space which can alter your thoughts and drive away any winter blues.
Adding decorative paint elements to your home’s interior is also a wonderful idea to do in winter because it adds much needed aesthetics during a time where you’re more likely to notice the detail. During the winter months, we become much more insular and detail-oriented in terms of our personal space. Take advantage of this natural instinct and consider what interior painting projects you can pursue that will add some spice to your home’s style.
Best of all, by having your home’s interior painted during the winter, you free up time and money to pursue other household projects in the spring. Additionally, when warm weather returns, you can pop open your windows and enjoy the outdoors with your newly painted interiors.