Your home's exterior is the physical representation of your home. Repainting the exterior of your home gives it an immediate upgrade. Timing your home exterior painting project strategically is one of the most important decisions you'll make while maintaining your home.
If you want your home to look great, you want to make sure to schedule your exterior painting project during the ideal conditions.
The Best Environment for Exterior Painting
Moisture and temperature affect the overall painting process. To create an even finish with your exterior paint, it's important to make sure that your paint can dry effectively.
Ideally, you want to choose a time when you can get warm, dry weather to ensure your paint will dry. It's a good idea to consider the weather both a few days before and after you want to paint your home's exterior to ensure that the weather will cooperate. If it rains, your siding might need a few days to dry out before you can paint. You also want to make sure your paint has time to dry before it rains again to make sure you get a nice, even coat.
You want to be careful of any humid or wet weather and how it will affect your coats of paint. Residual moisture in your siding can cause just as many issues as actual rain. For this reason, you need to be careful of mid-summer weather and temperatures.
The Perfect Season
The ideal weather for painting the exterior of your home is early summer or early fall.
Between night and day, there isn't much fluctuation in temperature during these seasons. It also helps that there is minimal rain. This will ensure that your paint has time to dry and cure properly.
During the early fall, you need to be careful of falling debris. Because of the possibility of wind carrying debris into the wet paint on your home, it may be more ideal to schedule your exterior painting project for the late spring/early summer.
This is a relatively restricted window of opportunity, but a great time to work on your outdoor painting projects.
Hiring a Professional
Hiring a professional painting contractor is a great way to ensure your home is in the best shape possible. A professional painting contractor will help you pick the best time to paint your home with the intention of ensuring you're getting the best service possible.
Professional painting contractors know just what weather is necessary to ensure you're getting the best results on your exterior painting project. The experts at Simpson and Simpson Professional Painting are here to help with all your exterior painting needs. Call our exterior painting professionals today to learn more about how we can help you with your home painting project and find out the best way to keep your home in the best shape possible.