Silly Question - Painting in the winter/fall??

So, I was talking with DH and saying how I was excited for all of the painting we would be doing this winter. He said that normally you don't paint in the winter because of the low temp... is this true?? I was really looking forward to painting this winter, and now I'm sad :(

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:07 am
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Hmm...I dunno! I was planning on painting, too!

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:17 am
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@A - I know!! :( I think he may just mean because it takes longer to dry?? I dunno, I'll probably just go to Lowe's and ask an expert.

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:32 am
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I think that might be more of a rule for exterior, rather than interior... :)

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:48 am
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There are rules (listed on paint cans) that below X temperature you should not paint.  For the winter, I think this is more for exterior painting, as your house should be kept decently warm.  However, if you like to open windows for ventilation it may drop the temperature of the room.  If I have to paint in the winter I will, but I prefer to do it from early spring through summer to late fall, even though we use low VOC paints, so I can have windows open :)

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:56 am
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Thanks Allie and Amanda :) I think we will start painting next month!

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 6:18 am

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