Summer may have its virtue in many respects when it comes to painting – there’s more sun and for longer, which is handy when painting outdoors – but so too does winter.

Here are a few reasons why painting your home in winter actually makes sense:


1. Cooler weather means faster drying times

Believe it or not, but paint actually dries quicker during cooler weather, and often the end result is better too. In fact, if the temperature is too hot and the paint dries too quickly, it often doesn’t adhere to the surface properly – so you’ll find yourself repainting your home all over again.


2. There is less moisture in the air

As contrarian as this may sound, but during winter the air is usually less humid. When the air is humid – which it invariably is during our storm-prone Edmonton summers – the water in pain cannot evaporate. If the solvents evaporate before the water does, this can cause paint to crack and peel.


3. You can pace yourself

Let’s face it, during the spring and summer months, there are often too many things to do and too little time to do them. Painting your home during the winter months allows you to pace yourself, rather than rush through all of your to-do items during the warmer months. Plus, it’s a great way to ward of boredom as the days grow shorter!


4. Increases the value of your home

Spring and the lead-up to summer is typically the selling season in the property market, so if there’s even the slightest of chances that you might consider selling your home this year, painting it during the winter is a great first step. A freshly painted home is not only appealing to prospective buyers, but it increases the sale value, too.


5. Because there are no excuses not to

Most brands and types of paint are only unsuitable to use in climates that dip below 0 degrees Celsius, and since that basically never happens here in Edmonton, you’ve no excuse not to paint your home this winter! So get your brushes out!



Now that the cool autumn months are slowly coming to an end, it’s a great time to prepare your home for the winter weather that’s on its way. We take a look at some of the areas of the home you should attend to in preparation for the winter months.

While the weather is still predictable (sunny, warm, etc), now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the cooler months that lie ahead. By painting any areas of your home that need a coat of paint now, you’re protecting your home from rot and mold that can occur during the damp weather.

Home Winter Checklist

We take a look at some of the ways you can get your home winter-ready.


Many people think that keeping your gutters clean and tidy during summer helps reduce the chances of a fire during the hot weather, but it’s important you keep them clean during the cooler months, too. Your roof’s drainage system literally diverts thousands of liters of water away from your house exterior, annually. Greg of Painters Lansing says “Clogged gutters can lead to water damage around your home, and also contribute to rust and corrosion.”


Seal up gaps:

we tend to overlook gaps around windows and doors during summer because the cool breeze that flows through them offers a nice reprieve from the hot summer night when we’re trying to sleep. In winter, however, you’ll be wishing you fixed those gaps while you had the chance. Well, now’s your chance.


Avoid a leaky roof:

While you’re cleaning your gutters have a quick look to make the tiles on your roof aren’t broken or missing. If you have a fireplace, check to ensure that water can’t get in through any cracks in the chimney. For chimneys, check if it’s sealed correctly so it won’t let any cool air in during winter.


Check your paintwork:

Check your home paint condition to ensure it hasn’t started to peel or flake, which is caused by weather conditions. Inspect areas such as laundries, bathrooms, and garages that don’t receive a lot of direct sunlight causing mold. Mold or mildew causes grey or black spots on the surface. Try scrubbing the surface with diluted household bleach. Then repaint the area with quality water-based paint to remove mold and mildew. To prevent it from returning, install a fan or dehumidifier in damp areas.


If you’re looking for a painting company in Edmonton to get your home painted then call us today for a free quote.

By: Royal Painting Edmonton. (Painters Edmonton)