With Advent signaling the start of summer, you're likely planning your holidays. Is it too late to schedule house painting for 2010? Not quite! Here's how to get your painting done for a fresh new beginning in the New Year:
- Figure your local painters and decorators will be going on holiday themselves, and call right away to get on their schedule. If you're in Sydney, call 9958 1099 for Courtney & Wise.
- If you have family visiting, think about any special needs. Modern paints are low in emissions and much safer than in the past, but you still won't want infants or elderly people in the house if you're repainting the whole place.
- Exterior painting is better done early in the summer than late, when excessive heat can interfere with the best results by speeding up drying. Usually, we avoid painting in direct sunlight, and can fine tune the job by choosing the right start and stop times for the location and season. This can make the total time for the job longer, though, since it can require partial days.