The process of exterior painting raises a lot of great questions. Maybe one or more of these sounds familiar to you: should I use a new color or just freshen up the existing color? Should I paint an accent piece, like a statement door? How about complimenting colors? Should I hire a professional painting service?
If you step back a bit and look at the whole process from a wider angle, you might also wonder about exactly when to paint. For some areas of the country, this isn’t quite as a big of a question as it is for others. If you live in a region with defined seasons, however, it is definitely a question worth asking.
How Late In the Year Can You Paint?
When it comes to exterior painting, it’s generally a good rule of thumb to not paint during those times of year when there are huge temperature fluctuations. Your siding will expand and contract along with the rise and fall of the thermometer, putting undue pressure and strain on your paint.
With that said, here are a few things to consider when it comes to deciding when to paint:
- The best temperature for exterior paint – Like most tools and home improvement supplies, paint has gotten a bit more advanced and forgiving with age. It is important to check the specific details that your brand of choice offers, but some higher quality exterior paint brands boast “safe painting” temps as low as 37 degrees!
- Exterior painting and moisture – Ideally, the siding of your home should be dry when you paint for the very best adhesion and a smooth application. In places that do not have very warm springs, this actually means that spring is not always ideal. It can be best to let the siding dry in the sun thoroughly once the snow and sleet of winter is long gone.
Are You Looking for a Professional Painter?
If you are looking for a professional painting company and have any questions at all, we hope you won’t hesitate to contact us at Sundeleaf Painting. We would love to put our services and experience to work for you!