Active arch nemesis
According to the Toronto painters, winter storms and the winter season bring two active nemeses—moisture, extreme temperature changes, and water leaking—to damage the interior and exterior of home finishes in Toronto. It starts on the exterior. Moisture accumulation occurs with the surface’s exposure to rain or water after the ice melted on it. Excessive exposure to moisture can lead to paint blistering, peeling, and potential interior water damage; which affects the property’s overall appeal and can diminish its value as well.
This case is also the same in temperature fluctuations. Winter season is the time for ice formation on different parts of the house. The problem is, there are days when the temperature may rise and result in melting and increase the moisture around the property, which will lead to the aforementioned problem. Imagine how much abuse the exterior house finishes with the regular freezing and melting during this time of the year.
How long does it take for paint to dry on a house? It depends on the paint that you are going to use. Oil-based paint will dry within 6–8 hours and be ready to recoat in 24 hours. Latex paint will dry within an hour, and you can safely recoat in 4 hours.
How long does it take for exterior paint to dry on a house? In exterior latex paint, it usually takes between four and eight hours to dry fully. It is a good idea to allow for at least twelve hours of drying time before the rain starts. If you can allow the paint to dry 24 hours before it rains, that is best
Winter storms effects exterior painting
Extreme temperature fluctuations can cause damage to the paint on the exterior of your home. It will chip, crack, and it can even make it peel right off. As the wood or other materials under exterior paint expand and contract, the bond between the paint and painted surfaces weakens. Paint — especially lower-quality exterior paints used by disreputable painting companies — can crack, flake off, or bubble under the stress of rapid, intense temperature fluctuations.
When exterior paint is chipped, peeled, or cracked, moisture in the form of cold rain, ice, and snow can get in between the paint in your home, even through the tiniest cracks, and add to the damage that is already there.