Winter – House painting tips: Pros and Cons
In Ireland, there are important seasonal considerations when planning your next residential or commercial painting project mostly depending on which region or county you are living during winter. House painting in winter has a few pros and cons is that we have outlined below to help you plan your next renovation.
WINTER PRO: Less rain, more gain
Rain is one of the biggest weather issues that affect house painting in winter. It’s not just an exterior paint job that will be affected by rainy conditions; an internal paint job can also be affected by moisture in the air caused by severe rain, causing paint to dry considerable slower. Whilst weather is one of those things beyond anyone’s control, rain can seriously delay a project schedule by days, if not weeks. For that reason, if you only have a tight schedule for completing a job, consider doing so in drier months.
WINTER CON: Ventilation
Whilst many of today’s premium paint is generally safe, most paints still contain toxic chemicals. As part of all house painters’ rigorous health and safety program, adequate ventilation must be achieved on site. In summer, most clients are happy to throw open their windows and let the fresh air funnel through their living room, however is this something you can cope with when we’re dealing with temperatures hovering around that 10 degrees? Sure, Ireland’s temperatures does fall below that, but if you have young children or older relatives living with you at home, this may be an option. As experienced painters, if achieving ventilation while house painting in winter is not possible, we recommend holding until the temperature warms up.
WINTER PRO: Dry air = dry walls
Humidity increases in warmer months, and this increased moisture in the air means those coats of paint take longer to dry. Pinnacle Group only uses branded premium paint for their clients, so generally issues like humidity do have only a marginal effect on the product, however extreme humidity can pose problems. The dry air we experience in winter does assist in drying the paint, which means we can get back on with the job faster.
WINTER CON: Low temps
This might sound counter to the above point; however, the cooler temperatures we experience in winter might have an adverse effect on the rate at which paint dries. Whilst summer does present humidity issues, the warmer temperatures do also work to assist in the drying process. In winter, with the cold temperatures, paint might take a little longer to dry. In comparison, this is a rather minute issue and to counter this problem, Pinnacle Group use standard heaters to make sure your job runs on schedule.
Every season has its own unique weather conditions, which need to be dealt with when planning a painting job. However, from experience as a professional house painting company for the past 15 years, Pinnacle Group knows a thing or two about how to manage house painting in winter and the weather conditions for all seasons.
If you are considering painting your property whether it is Residential or Commercial during this winter season, call us on 061 40 95 96 or contact us for free no obligation quotation.