Edmonton Home Painting: When and How Long Will It Take?

Exterior Painting 10/07/2019

If you’re like many Edmonton area homeowners, your home is ready for a fresh coat of paint. However, you probably have quite a few questions about the process, such as when should you schedule the painting?

How long will it take?

Thankfully, there are some relatively simple answers to those questions.

When to Paint

We’ll start with the most basic – what time of year should you schedule your painting project? Actually, the answer depends on two things, whether you’re painting the interior or the exterior, and whether you want to pay full price for the paint work.

If you’re painting the interior of your home, there’s no need to schedule by the season.

In the past, it was recommended to do it during the warmer months because you had to leave your windows open for hours at a time to ventilate the home and remove toxic fumes. At Elite Trade Painting, we use no-VOC paints, which produce no caustic fumes, therefore there is no need to ventilate your home.

You’ll also find that we offer discounted rates at specific times of year. December through March are the cheapest months.

If you’re planning to paint the exterior of your home, you’ll need to ensure that the temperature will be no lower than 4 degrees C. That means you have most of the year open to you, from early spring all the way through early December.

Colder temperatures mean a slower drying and curing time, but that can actually create a better finish than a fast, hot cure. However, you don’t want the temperatures to drop below the 4-degree mark or you will encounter problems.

How Long Will It Take?

There really is no way to answer this question with any accuracy without first conducting a professional inspection of the home. There are just too many variables. Your painting project duration will hinge on factors like:

  • The size of your home (exterior)
  • The number of rooms to be painted (interior)
  • Whether only the walls need to be painted or if you need ceilings, doors, windowsills, etc. painted (interior)
  • The colour of the paint, as brighter colours often require more than two coats (interior and exterior)

At Elite Trade Painting, we can offer a professional inspection and accurate estimate based on your home’s specifics. Call us today to schedule a consultation on painting your Edmonton home.

Spencer Janke serving Edmonton, West Edmonton, Southwest Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Leduc, Beaumont, Nisku, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert, Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.

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