posted by Custom Coatings, Inc. on March 11th, 2015
Seasons Dictate the Best Time of Year to Paint Your Building
Is your home’s exterior in need of a new coat of paint? As anyone knows, a new paint job can make your home look new again and it won’t cost as much as a remodeling project. If the answer to the opening question is “yes,” then the experts of our industrial painting company want to inform you of the best time to start painting. The purpose of this article is to help you make the best decision regarding when to start painting your home’s exterior.
The first and most important thing you need to know when choosing when to paint your house is that you need to choose the right season. When it comes to painting the exterior of a house, most people think in term of seasons and there is a very good reason for this. This reason comes down to three important factors:
- Temperature fluctuations
- Moisture / humidity
Temperature is very important. You shouldn’t paint the exterior of your house when temperatures are below 50 degrees, though some premium paints can be applied at temperatures of 40 degrees. This means that you shouldn’t start painting the exterior of your house during Winter since low temperatures can ruin the exterior’s paint job.
Temperature fluctuations are also an important factor as paint is sensitive to high differences in temperature between day and night. Late Summer and early Fall are good times to start painting your house, since the difference in temperature is low. However it depends on where you live and on the specific climate from your area.
Last but not least, we have moisture and humidity, two factors that are also very important. Paint should only be applied on dry surfaces. Never start painting when it rains and the surface you paint on is still wet. You should also know that paint dries faster when humidity is low. This is important because longer dry times allow more dust to adhere to the paint and you would want to avoid that.
As you can see, choosing the best time to paint the exterior of your house depends on the above mentioned factors. These factors differ depending on where you live so you should decide for yourself when to start painting your home’s exterior. If you ask an industrial painting company to paint your house, they will have the above mentioned factors in mind when they decide on when to start.