I do a similar post every winter. It’s tricky. I love painting outdoors and letting my kids play around me and listening to music in the fresh air. In winter this is just not possible. I have a little heater. A very little heater that I use in my garage, but there are times when it’s just too cold for me and too cold for the paint.
As you probably know, paint freezes. If you try to paint with cold paint it will literally freeze into little ice crystals on your piece. It is not worth even trying. Here are some pointers for painting in winter.
1. If you need to paint in a garage, buy a heater.
2. If you are painting outdoors or in a garage, make sure you keep your paint can inside where it is warm until you are ready to paint. This will insure that the paint is not too cold.
3. If possible, bring the whole show indoors. Use drop clothes and move your own furniture to make room.
If you come over to my home in winter you will most likely see other people’s furniture in every open space in my home. The kids ignore it, which I always find funny when there are mirrors in my dining room.
Working inside is sometimes my only option. Right now I have a full garage of pieces for clients and one by one each piece is coming indoors where is is warm and cozy. I realize this is not do-able for many people. If painting indoors is not possible and it is too cold outdoors, we need to pray harder for Spring!