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When Is The Best Time To Paint Your Home?

Updated: Aug 24


Have you been planning to paint the interior or exterior of your home in Frederick, Maryland, but you're not sure when to do it? Whether you're looking for a fresh new look, or simply preparing your home for a sale, choosing the right house painters to work with is critical. When it comes to painting your home, here are a few things to keep in mind when making your choice.


Discounts During Winter


The busiest time of the year for most painting businesses tends to be during spring and summer. Homes are generally going for sale, and work on the exterior of houses is more popular due to the outside ambient temperature. Most painting companies will discount their prices during the winter to keep business flowing, so the following months will generally net you the most savings:

  • November

  • December

  • January

  • February

Watch the Weather for Rain


It's most likely to rain in Maryland during September. Generally, you want to plan your painting around a period where it's less likely to rain, such as April. By planning around the weather, you allow your home's sliding the opportunity to dry properly. If your home's sliding becomes waterlogged, it could damage the chance for the paint to dry effectively. As a general rule of thumb, any contractors you work with should be planning around the weather so they can avoid issues down the line. As experienced painters in Frederick, this is one of the many factors we account for to ensure we get the job done right.


Have Work Done During The Right Temperature Range


While some days can be too wet/cold for painting, it's important to consider that the reverse can also be true. Hotter is not always better - when there is extreme heat, it can impact the quality of the drying. In addition to that, many homeowners may only consider the actual day the painting occurs, and not take into account the overnight temperatures. If there are are extreme swings in the temperature overnight, it can impact the quality & longevity of the paint job. Plan in advance by checking the weather to ensure that temperature swings are properly accounted for.


The Best Time to Paint the Interior of Your Home


When it comes to painting the interior of homes, there are less factors to account for! As the environment is within more of your control, the time to paint the interior of your home is flexible. One thing to keep in mind is that it can take longer to have the interior of your home dry, as the temperatures are usually slightly lower. We also recommend planning appropriately by either covering/moving furniture. As a result, painting in advance of hosting a large event or painting around holidays can present a challenge. If it's just and family in the home, then it may be the perfect time to start!


If you're looking for experienced painters in Frederick, MD, contact us online, or give us a call at 240-638-1367.

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