Why You Should Repaint Your Home This Fall

Why You Should Repaint Your Home This Fall
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    People perform many home improvement tasks in autumn.

    Homeowners have to clean out the gutters, winterize the yard and garden, and perform regular maintenance on the heating system before the cold weather arrives in full force.

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With a list this daunting, most homeowners don’t think about refreshing their interior paint. But a brief exploration of why you should repaint your home this fall will convince you to add a paint touch up to your fall home improvement checklist.

The Humidity Is Low

When the air is full of moisture, it’s not easy for wet surfaces to dry. That makes painting in the humid summer months a challenge for you. Fortunately, autumn typically has significantly lowered humidity levels. This helps improve drying times. It also affects how well the paint adheres to the surfaces.

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The Temperatures Are Ideal

Temperature plays a significant role in how paint dries. If the weather is too cold, it may take too long for the paint to dry. If it’s too hot, the paint may dry too quickly, leading to paint bubbles that you’ll have to get rid of later. Fall temperatures are mild and present optimal paint conditions.

However, keep in mind that temperatures fluctuating from excessively hot to frigidly cold over a few hours may impact how evenly paint dries as well. That’s why it’s best to paint the house in the early fall months.

Paint Helps Protect Walls

Colder months typically have drier air. Still, moisture often besets a home’s walls. Snow and slush travel into the house on your clothes, and the cold air can lead to pipe bursts. This moisture can damage the décor and lead to the growth of mold and fungus, which is the last thing you want at the time of year when you spend the most time indoors.

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While a good paint job can’t stop your house from burning down, it can help seal walls, preventing moisture from seeping into them. This is especially true when you use paints with higher glosses. It can help prevent mold from developing.

Paint Refreshes Interiors for Holidays

Fall is the gateway to the holiday season. And if there’s one thing that the holidays have in common, it’s that they all involve company coming over. This is true when you celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and New Year.

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Having your décor freshened up before your guests arrive for the next few months is just one reason you should paint your home in the fall.

Autumn is a busy time of year for homeowners. But as busy as it is, adding painting the house to your list is well worth the extra effort. 

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