Why Now Is a Great Time to Get Started on Your Commercial Painting Projects

Winter may not seem like the best time for hiring a commercial painter, but in fact it is a great time to address your interior painting projects. Commercial painting projects can take weeks or even months to complete, so getting a head start in January can give you a significant advantage. Not only will you have a shorter wait time for the commercial painting company to become available, but you’ll get your project completed before the busy spring and summer seasons, and can help in securing the painter for your exterior work during the warmer months.

In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into a few reasons why starting your project now is a great idea.

Winter Commercial Painting Projects Can Save You Money

One of the most significant advantages of starting your painting project in winter is that you can save a significant amount of money. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3% of painters are non-residential painters. This means that commercial painters are in high demand during peak seasons – the spring and summer months, and can charge higher rates for their services – which can add up quickly if you’re on a tight budget. Commercial painters typically have more free time in the winter, so they’re often willing to offer discounts for projects booked during this time. Getting your project booked early means taking advantage of winter discounts and saving on painting costs.

Interior Paint Cures Better in Dry Cold Air

Another significant advantage of starting your painting project during winter is that paint cures better in dry cold air. This is especially true for latex and oil-based paints, which can take longer to dry in humid conditions.

Humidity can cause paint to blister, peel, or crack – so it’s essential to avoid painting in humid conditions if possible. If you must paint in a humid environment, be sure to use paint that is designed for high humidity conditions. By starting your project in the winter, you can avoid the risk of paint damage and ensure a high-quality finish.

Commercial Painting Projects Can Help Rebrand

If you’ve been in your commercial space for a few years, now may be the time to update the building to appeal to new tenants and customers. A fresh coat of paint can give your customers and employees the impression that your business is changing and growing. Compared to other building construction services, painting is relatively affordable. If you’ve just purchased the building, you may have a different vision for the space than the previous owner. A commercial painter will be able to help bring your vision to life and recommend the appropriate type of paint based on the use of the space.

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many people are looking for a fresh start. A new paint job can signal to employees and customers that your business is also starting the year off refreshed and ready to take on new challenges.

Timing is Everything

It may feel like there is never the perfect time to start a big project. Whether it’s the budget or a busy schedule, you’ll always find a reason to push it off. The faster you start your interior painting project, the sooner you can get it finished and resolve any current issues before they become worse.

For example, a small paint job could turn into an expensive patch/repair project due to damage from elements or wear and tear. Therefore, winter may be the best season to schedule a commercial painting project.

Business is likely slower around the new year, which will give the painters time to complete the project with minimal disruption to employees and customers.

In addition, waiting will only make the project more expensive and increase your wait time for materials and labor. Every year the price of painting materials has seen in an increase. Before 2021, the highest recorded paint costs increase was 10%. In 2022, costs for interior as well as exterior paint coatings have increased by 21.2%, signaling one of the most significant price hikes in over a decade.


If you’ve been thinking about getting a commercial painting project done, there’s no time like the present. By starting now, you can take advantage of lower costs, get a head start on your spring initiatives, and help rebrand your business for the new year.

Contact DCPS, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about commercial painting projects. We’ve worked with many prominent property managers and national companies, and we are confident we can help you too.