The Best Time of Year to Paint the Exterior of Your House
If you want to paint the exterior of your house you need to check the weather. In fact, you should plan to do exterior painting in the spring or fall when temperatures are ideal for painting.
Once the snow melts, you probably notice a lot more painting crews around. That’s because the temperature in the spring is ideal for painting. It’s not because the crew gets too hot under the sun, it’s because painting in too hot or too cold conditions can be bad for the paint.
Check the forecast and look for a string of days with nice weather and without rain in the forecast.
How Temperature Can Affect Paint When You Paint the Exterior of Your Home
Temperature and humidity can affect paint. Generally, paint manufacturers have a minimum suggested temperature for exterior paint. You’ll want to paint when it’s at least 5 degrees Celsius when you paint the exterior of your home.
So that’s why you shouldn’t paint when it’s too cold.
You also shouldn’t paint when it’s too hot. First, paint also will not set properly in overly hot weather. But, it also isn’t good to be outside in the direct sun for long periods of times either.
Fluctuating temperatures can be bad for paint, too. If the temperatures will fluctuate too much between day and night, or throughout the week, you might want to reschedule your work. If the forecast is showing a couple warm days and a couple cool days, or if it is going to drop by more than a few degrees overnight, you will want to find another time to paint. Consistent temperature will provide the best opportunity for your paint to go on properly.
If you paint when it is too hot, too cold, or inconsistent temperatures, your paint job might peel, bubble or crack before it’s time.
Professionals are able to watch the weather and temperatures and likely work faster to ensure if there are only small windows of perfect temperatures when it’s time to paint your exterior, it gets done properly.
Why You Shouldn’t Paint The Exterior of your house When There is Rain in The Forecast
Moisture and paint do not go well together. Paint needs to be applied to a dry surface to adhere properly. Rain, snow and humidity in the air can make for a more difficult paint job. Even after it’s rained, you should wait a couple of days before you paint in order to give the surface of your home enough time to dry.
Paint The Exterior of Your Home in Spring or Fall
Spring and fall in Toronto are ideal for exterior home painting. In spring, the hot temperatures and high humidity has not set in yet. Also, the temperature fluctuations throughout the season and between day and night are minimal.
If you’d rather paint in fall, you will find similar ideal temperatures.
A fresh coat of paint can bring new life to the outside of your home. Paint is a great way to add curb appeal to your home. Whether you want to update the trim on your home, the siding or stucco, or simply paint the front door, you need to watch the weather.
When you want to paint the exterior of your home, you really need to plan ahead. It’s a big job that needs to be done in the right weather. It also will take more than a few hours. In fact, it could take a few days.
If you don’t want to have to worry about when to paint the exterior of your home, or how to fit in a paint job on weekends, give Home Painters Toronto a call. We have over 25 years of experience and enough professional painting crews on hand that we can schedule your job when the temperature is right for a painting. Discover the difference. Call us today.