Another year has passed – does your commercial building look worse for the wear? If so, it could probably use a new coat of paint to liven things up. But is winter really a great time to schedule commercial painting, or should you wait until the warmer spring or summer months?


The experts at DANCO Commercial Painting discuss the pros and cons to consider when it comes to painting commercial businesses in the winter.

Why Repaint Your Commercial Property?

Even though painting your commercial property might sound like a big project, refreshing its aesthetics can offer a myriad of benefits. Over time, your interior or exterior paint will start to deteriorate, giving it a dull look, which can directly affect your business reputation and make it look unattractive to your customers. This is why choosing to paint your business is a critical factor in your branding and helps maintain a positive image.


The appearance also helps retain value in your market because the curb appeal feels inviting and expresses what your company offers. The updated painting also helps protect your investment and reduces the risk of damage from deterioration due to elements.


The investment also means meeting any safety or regulatory requirements in your city and can help boost employee productivity and morale, because you are providing an updated and clean space for them to work in.

Advantages of Scheduling Commercial Painting in Winter

While most building owners automatically assume winter isn’t a suitable time for any renovations – including paint – that notion is false. Having contractors complete a commercial paint project during winter is advantageous for several reasons.

Better Paint Curing

Paint doesn’t cure well when it’s hot and humid outside. But in winter when it’s cool and relatively dry, paint cures well. The quicker your paint cures, the faster the project reaches completion

Faster Turnaround Times

During winter, commercial exterior paint jobs shut down when the sun sets. That’s not so for indoor projects.


If you need commercial interior paint, your contractors can continue working long after the sun goes down. And those extra hours on-site translate to project completion in far less time. 

Preferred Scheduling

Generally, commercial painting contractors aren’t nearly as busy throughout winter as they are during spring and summer.


Spring and summer are prime times for commercial exterior painting, which causes painters’ schedules to be packed during the warmer months. But if you have an interior project that needs attention during winter, you can typically snag your preferred spot on your painters’ schedule with no complications.

Drawbacks of a Wintertime Commercial Paint Project

Though scheduling commercial painting during winter offers building owners a number of benefits, it doesn’t come without a few potential drawbacks too. If you do choose to schedule your project during the winter months, be aware that you might run into a few snags.

Ventilation Issues

Depending on the weather, getting proper ventilation for an interior paint job can be somewhat challenging. If it’s frigid outside, obviously, you’re not going to open all the windows in your building for fresh air. However, your commercial painting contractors likely use fans and other ventilation tools to increase airflow on interior projects.


If you’re concerned about potential ventilation issues, don’t hesitate to ask your contractor how they create adequate airflow on indoor jobs. 

Slow Drying Times

While paint always cures better when it’s cool, if it’s incredibly cold outdoors, even an indoor paint job might take a while to dry. Depending on the weather, your commercial interior paint project might take a bit longer than you (or your painters) anticipate since frigid temperatures can increase resting duration between paint coats.

Springtime Is Another Great Choice 

Sometimes winter is not the ideal season for you to invest in painting, and spring might be a better option. Not only are the temperatures still mild, which leaves an optimal time for paint curing, and the days are longer, meaning a quicker job.


Paint crews start getting busier as the season progresses, and early spring means more opportunities to plan and account for any delays that may occur due to storms later in the season.


Winter is also brutal on your exterior, and damage can occur quickly in the right environment. This means any issues from rain, snow, ice, frost, or other storms can be addressed immediately during the inspection, allowing you to get the needed repairs.


Getting an updated paint job is easy when you are working with DANCO Commercial Painters. Our experts are here to help, so don’t wait; schedule now to avoid delays and help your business stand out in the spring season!

Schedule Your Twin Cities Commercial Paint Project

If the interior of your building needs a new coat of commercial paint, get in touch with our team at DANCO Commercial Painters today. We specialize in precision prepwork, high-end finishes, and premium-quality caulking and strive to exceed our clients’ expectations on every project we undertake. Take a look at our work for proof!


To learn more about our services or schedule a free estimate, call our Chaska, MN office today at 612-598-3864 or contact us online.