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What Can I Do During the Colder Months to Prep for a Paint Project?

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

What Can I Do During the Colder Months to Prep for a Paint Project? | D&D Painting

The colder months of the year can feel like a dead time when it comes to doing outdoor projects on your home. It is too cold for many types of flowers and plants so gardening consists mostly of keeping leaves and debris out of the flowerbeds. You can clean the exterior of your home and work on repairs but inclement weather can have you quickly heading back indoors. If you want to paint your house, the weather during the colder months can stand in your way. However, there is nothing to stop you from planning and prepping for a paint project this time of year. You can do that type of work now and be ready to get going on the paint project once the warmer weather returns. 

Start looking through paint colors

You can look through paint color options no matter what the weather is like outside. Choosing a paint color can be a long and drawn out process so it is a good idea to start early. If you have no idea what color you want then start by narrowing down your options. There are so many paint colors available that there is no way to look at each and every one of them. Knock out big groups of colors that you know will not work. You may not know what colors you want but you likely know some that you do not want. You can further narrow down the options by looking at painted spaces that inspire you. Consider what colors those spaces have and how the colors make you feel. If you can decide on a color during the colder months it will help you get started on your paint project right away when spring arrives.

Get to cleaning

Look around the area that you want to have painted in the spring. If there is a lot of trash, debris, or clutter then start cleaning as the weather allows. If you have firewood, furniture, tools, or other items leaned up against the house or stored nearby you can start moving them out of the way during the colder months. You may need to make some type of additional storage arrangement to make sure those items have a permanent place to be stored so they do not damage your new paint job. Cleaning up now will save you time in the spring.

Schedule a consultation with a painting pro

Another way to prep for a spring paint project during the colder months is to schedule a consultation with a painting pro. A painting contractor can look at your home and provide you with an estimate for your project. You may even be able to go ahead and get your paint project on the spring schedule of your chosen painting contractor.

You do not have to wait around for the spring to start prepping for an exterior paint project. You can get to work now by choosing your paint color, cleaning the area, and talking to a painting pro. These steps will put you ahead so your home is ready for paint once spring arrives.

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