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Tips for painting during winter

No matter what time of year you decide to do some redecorating, there are some things to consider due to the weather. If you are looking to have some interior painting done over winter here are some key tips.

Make sure the room is the right temperature
It’s important that the room is the right temperature for painting – too cold and the paint won’t set and dry in the optimum time, and too hot and the paint will dry too quickly, potentially giving a rough finish.

Make sure the room has the right level of humidity
Similar to the temperature, the humidity in the room will affect the final look of your paint job. Most paint requires that the water in the paint evaporates quicker than the solvents. In high humidity, the water struggles to evaporate which can lead to a gunky, gel-like paint finish.

The area being painted will need to ventilate
Paint won’t dry in a cold damp environment, and ventilation will help warm things up and move the air around to assist with drying. Ventilation is also important to help remove paint fumes.

It’s important to look at the instructions on the paint that you’re using to ensure the best result, or hire a professional to take care of the job for you.

During the winter months we tend to spend more time indoors, and when you see your walls all day every day having a nice paint job can make a big impact on your happiness.