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Are you spending a lot of time inside this winter? Staring at your walls, you may notice they are dingy and in need of new paint. You’ll have to wait for summer to paint, right?

No! They myth that you can’t paint during winter is simply not true. PaintRite Pros offers professional exterior and interior painting services all year round. While it is true that we cannot paint exterior walls while it is raining or snowing, we can paint interior walls any day of the year! When there is snow on the ground, it reflects lots of natural light while we paint, which is helpful. During the summertime, humidity can keep paint from drying quickly. During the winter, it’s best to paint with the windows open for ventilation and the heater on. This may drive your heating bill up slightly, but it will help dry your paint correctly. The warm air will prevent the paint from getting too cold and will help it dry faster.

Winter: The Perfect Time to Paint Inside

Interior House Painting During WinterAnother benefit to painting the interior of your home during the winter? Most companies are slower in the wintertime. This is a huge benefit for customers because they can get their project started faster. We can work with your schedule to find the best time to begin. You don’t have to wait in line behind other projects. We’ll schedule your paint job, complete it quickly, and the paint will dry faster due to your heater. It’s a win-win!
If you want to refresh your walls, or are ready for a whole new color scheme, contact PaintRite Pros! We offer interior painting year-round for the residents of Elk Grove, Sacramento, Rocklin, Roseville, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova. Don’t spend all winter staring at walls you want to change – contact the professionals for a paint job with beautiful results!

If you’re looking to paint the exterior of your home in the wintertime, people may tell you that it’s not possible. They’ll say all construction projects stop until springtime. This is a misconception! Especially in California, with low rainfall and above-freezing average temperatures all year long, it is possible to paint your house in the winter. PaintRite Pros is a Sacramento painter team that offers our clients the highest quality of workmanship every month of the year.

You CAN Paint Your Exterior in the Winter

Exterior House Painting in WinterThe general thought is that paint and cold weather don’t mix. While we cannot paint with a forecast of rain or snow, most days of the year in Sacramento you will find our painters on the job! The reality is that we can offer a high-quality paint job as long as the air and surface temperatures are above 35 degrees. Since overnight temperatures can often chill exterior walls even if the ambient temperature is over 35 degrees, we often start painting in the late morning after the sun has warmed up the surface of the home and stop painting around mid-day to give the paint time to cure. While it takes a professional to determine when and how to paint during the winter months, it is totally possible to paint the outside of your house in the wintertime! As a Folsom painting contractor, PaintRite Pros has extensive experience painting throughout the year. We will closely monitor weather forecasts and real-time temperatures to ensure that your paint job is completed with enough time to properly set.

PaintRite Pros is a Sacramento painter that works on the exterior and interior of homes year-round. Wintertime can be one the best times for people to contact us about a quote, because we are traditionally less busy than summer months. This means we can start your project quicker, dedicate more team members to it, and complete it faster than if you call during the spring and summer. You can rely on us as your Sacramento, Elk Grove, Rocklin, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, and Folsom painting contractor!

Does a Painting Contractor Have to be Licensed?

The short answer to this question is “not necessarily,” and the long answer is, of course, much longer. In California, every contractor needs to have a license in order to legally work on a home or business. This holds true for some other states, like Alaska and Louisiana, but others have looser requirements (only jobs over a certain monetary amount require a license) or no requirements whatsoever.

 

This is why it’s important to know your local laws and regulations. Depending on where you live, you may be hiring a contractor that’s not required to be licensed by the state or local board. Working with unlicensed contractors leaves you open to a whole host of issues, ranging from sub-par work to a lack of support if you have to file a payment dispute. If your state or city requires licensing for painting contractors, it’s illegal for a contractor to work on your home without it. Always be sure to check up on any contractor you’re considering to be sure that they have an active license on file.

 

To better understand why a licensed contractor is preferable to an unlicensed one, we’ll go over the requirements for licensing in California. Other states may have similar registration practices, or none at all.

 

In California, all contractors must take and pass a license examination. It’s required if they haven’t passed the test in the last five years, or if they haven’t served for the same qualification for which they’re applying. Contractors that have been doing the work they’re licensed for over the past five years and are in good standing are exempt from this examination. The exam may be waived in some cases, but they’re outlined very clearly in the Business and Professions Code.

 

As you can see, this requirement acts as a filter to ensure that contractors working in the state are dedicated to doing quality work and always keeping on top of their industry’s requirements. A failure to pass the test indicates that they’re not working to an appropriate standard, and if they haven’t been working in their advertised field in the last five years, you may want to question whether they have the experience necessary to do the job well. Your contractor should state clearly on their website or materials whether they’re licensed, and you should be able to double-check to make sure the license is currently active.

 

Another benefit of working with a licensed individual or business is that you have a fallback if the job doesn’t work out or if you have to file a dispute. For an unlicensed individual, you may end up losing your payment or having to go to civil court.

 

Do you have other questions about licensing? Let us know and we’ll be happy to answer!

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