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In order for your paint job to turn out perfectly, the weather needs to cooperate. This is because how the paint dries is directly related to the temperature and conditions at the time of application.
Ideally, you want to choose a time that gives you warm, dry days. It’s also a good idea to look at the weather for the few days before and after your painting day. If it rains before you paint, your siding might need a couple of days to fully dry out before painting. The same goes for after the application — you want to make sure it’s not going to pour the day after when your paint is still curing. For more information, contact our painting company today.
We’ve mentioned that summer is an ideal time to call an exterior painting company. While summer gives us reliably dry weather and usually doesn’t have a lot of rain, it also comes with extreme heat. When it’s too hot out, it could cause the paint to dry too quickly, which could leave you with a less than ideal finish. That means ugly brush marks and sometimes clumps of paint that have dried on the brush being deposited on the freshly painted surface. (Not to mention the fact that it’s not a great idea for anyone to be out painting in the extreme heat, under the blazing sun.)
It’s always best to aim for a day that’s not too hot. You’ll also want to pay attention to humidity levels, as well. Paint will usually dry the best when it’s not overly humid. As we mentioned earlier, you’ll usually find the best temperatures during the early summer and early fall, depending on where you live. Stick to these times of the year, and you’ll probably end up with fantastic painting weather!
As a qualified exterior painting company, we can tell you that you should never paint when it’s wet outside! Avoid rainy days and always make sure all the surfaces you’ll be painting are completely dry. This is essential if you want to end up with a perfectly even application.
Paint within an acceptable temperature range. You don’t want to try to paint outside in the middle of winter since it’s usually too cold for the paint to be able to dry and properly cure. Some days can be considered too hot for painting, since extreme heat can cause problems with how the paint dries, as well. Remember to think about the temperature at night, too, since your paint will still be drying and you want to make sure the conditions are ideal. Really, it depends on the specific type and brand of paint you’re using, since they’re all a little different. If you’re unsure about whether the conditions are appropriate for exterior painting, be sure to ask an expert. (Your painter or paint supplier can help you out.)
Keep the season in mind. Since we live in New England, you can usually complete jobs into the fall but we wouldn’t recommend attempting to paint outside beyond November since it’s often too cold. Give us a call and we will gladly come to look at your project and provide an estimate that includes the best date to do the work.
Choosing your painting contractor is not easy. Here are a few things to consider when hiring a painting contractor:
• Look for a contractor with a great reputation. Always make sure you hire a painter that’s reliable and that you can trust. A decent painting contractor should offer 100% customer satisfaction, as well. Tino’s Painting & Carpentry invites you to look at our reviews, testimonials, and examples of our work. That way, you can hire us with confidence.
• Always ask if the painting company uses their own employees for the job. This option is preferred to subcontractors. Otherwise, how can the company truly be responsible for the quality of the work?
• Before hiring a painting contractor, make sure they have full insurance including workman’s compensation. Be sure that they can provide a written warranty. Also, double-check to see if their employees are background and drug checked.