How to Find a Paint Contractor in the Winter and the Pros of Winter Painting

What to Know About Contracting Painters in the Winter

Why Paint in the Winter, Anyway?

Winter may be the last season that comes to mind when planning a painting project, but it might benefit you to flip your way of thinking. Sure, you’re bound to run into some issues regarding exterior painting during the colder months -- snow, high winds, and low temperatures can all get in the way of the prep work, application process, and dry times. Of course, if you live in a more temperate area like San Francisco, CA, winter weather might not be much of an issue for much of the season. Regardless of these potential outdoor concerns, interior painting is on the table year-round. After all, you have control of your internal climate, so the outside conditions don’t matter here. Even the reality of shorter days can be offset by indoor artificial lighting.

Still, you might wonder what difference winter makes in hiring interior painting services. For starters, the decrease in demand for painting services in the colder months means that customers have more bargaining power. In other words, you can expect painting contracts to cost less during the winter. Beyond that, winter conditions can actually benefit your interior painting project -- namely, lower humidity levels mean fewer issues regarding application and drying. Additionally, most people have less going on during the winter, meaning they can be around when the painting is taking place. This increases accountability and communication, and also allows you to enjoy your spring, summer, and fall to the fullest extent. It’s also a good idea to invest in HOA painting during the winter because shared facilities will probably receive less use during this time, meaning less interference while painting takes place.

Lastly, if you’re concerned about interior paint fumes sticking around during the winter due to decreased ventilation, ask your painters to use low- or zero-VOC paint products. These paints contain few or no volatile organic compounds, meaning they’re relatively odorless and non-toxic.

Simplifying Your Search for Winter Painting Providers

As you can see, there are several reasons to hire residential or commercial interior painters during the winter. That said, if you want the best results, you need to find a reliable contractor with winter availability. Fortunately, most painters work year-round and might actually boost their marketing efforts during the winter to maintain consistent work during the slower season. An online search for local painting services can give you a good place to start. 

Once you’ve narrowed your candidates, get estimates from each one and compare them thoroughly. The contractor you go with should be able to meet all of your specific needs while offering the best value. Avoid simply choosing the cheapest option if it means sacrificing quality or accountability. 

At Endure Painting, our name gives away our goals -- our detailed approach goes even further than our proposals and our expert painters adhere to clear policies that guarantee enduring surfaces, enduring relationships and spectacular painting jobs. If you need a painting contractor you can rely on this winter and beyond, we’re here for you. For more information regarding our skills and services, call us at (510) 458-2120 or send us an email at

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