A fresh coat of paint is a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal and value. And with summer already upon us, it might make sense to get started with this project. But is it really a good time to do so?
Weather as a Deciding Factor
The weather needs to cooperate for you to get the best results out of your exterior painting project. Whether the paint dries and cures effectively will depend on the temperature and the conditions at the time of the application.
The most ideal time for exterior paint jobs is when the days are warm and dry. That said, checking the weather days before and after painting is imperative to determine how well the application dries and cures. The last thing you want is for rain to pour as the newly-applied paint is still curing. Temperature fluctuations from day to night should also be observed. The chances of paint cracking and peeling during the curing process increases if the nighttime temperatures are significantly lower than the daytime ones.
Ideal Weather for Exterior Painting
Having said all of these, the ideal time to commence painting your siding, door and window trim is during the period of early summer to early fall. Both seasons offer the best outdoor conditions – pleasant overall weather, with minimal rain and day-to-night temperature changes.
This part of the United States, however, can get too hot and humid at certain times of the day during the summer months. High temperatures can cause the paint to dry too fast, preventing it from adhering to the exterior surfaces. The same effect can also happen with high outdoor humidity levels. Condensation can form on surfaces overnight, causing streaking and fading.
To ensure the success of your home exterior painting project, turn to the experts at Reliable Remodeling. Our team of experienced painters take the weather into account before we proceed with the job. We also use the type of paint necessary to dry and cure effectively in certain temperatures and other outdoor conditions.
Ready to give your home a facelift with a fresh coat of paint? Let’s discuss your plans by calling us (205) 988-9194 or filling out our contact form.