Applying a fresh coat of paint can drastically change the look of your home’s exterior. No wonder it’s one of the go-to remodeling projects for many homeowners because of how cost-effective it is. As long as you choose the right contractor for the job, you can ensure the success of the project.
However, before you decide to paint your home’s siding, window trim, entry door and other exterior elements, you have to determine the best time to take on the project. We shed light on the matter below.
Painting During the Summer
Summer is usually considered the optimal season for exterior painting and other home improvements. After all, the weather is warm, and rain is at a minimum at this time of year. However, summer doesn’t look the same across the United States. Some regions experience monsoon-like conditions near the end of the season, which means painting should be done early to ensure proper curing. Too much sun, meanwhile, should be avoided as much as possible because it can cure newly-applied paint prematurely. As such, painting should be scheduled when the skies are cloudy or overcast.
Painting During the Winter
Residential and commercial painting contractors usually don’t recommend exterior home painting during the winter for obvious reasons. The back label of paint products often indicate a minimum outside temperature for painting, which means anything lower than what’s recommended can make it hard to successfully coat your home’s exterior. However, painting during the winter depends on where you live. In some parts of southern states like Oklahoma, you can consider painting through December.
Painting During the Fall
Fluctuating temperatures can also be a factor when painting your home’s exterior. Varying temperatures won’t help in curing the newly-coated surfaces effectively. This is one reason why painting in early fall is much preferred by contractors because the daytime and nighttime temperatures are often closer than during other times of the year. Plus, there’s less humidity, which means you’ll have the best finish on the painted surface because there will be fewer bubbles or cracks.
Arrowhead Painting is an experienced exterior painting specialist in the local area. We take pride in ensuring safety and quality on every project we handle. We don’t just paint, but also repair any damaged wood and protect your property.