It stands to reason that doing exterior painting in the dead of winter is not a grand idea, but there are some things you should know about doing it in the summer, as well. If you want to get the best results, there are a few factors you should keep in mind to time this project properly.
The weather is an important thing to pay attention to. Be sure to keep an eye on the forecast so you don’t schedule your exterior painting professional when a week of rain is headed your way. It is likely that they would call to reschedule anyhow because they don’t want to paint in miserable weather conditions, and they don’t want you to be dissatisfied with the result.
There is another weather forecast to be concerned with: heat. While the overall temperature is of concern, so is the temperature in direct sunlight. Summer temperatures in the 90s can detrimentally affect both the process and the durability of the paint, especially on sunbaked walls. This may be able to be resolved by timing painting in the shade. By avoiding direct sunlight or working when the day is cooler, you can avoid the chipping, peeling, and cracking that could occur otherwise. However, if you see a cooler day in the forecast, it might be better to wait till then.
Summer can be fickle and have its rather cool days, as well, so you’ll also have to watch for that, as exterior painting should not be done when the temperature is too low. The limit is based on the type of paint being used, and your exterior painting professional will consider that when scheduling your project.
If you want the best possible results for your exterior painting, these tips should make it evident that an experienced professional who understands the limitations involved with summer painting is the way to go. Here at Pride Painting, Inc., we would rather reschedule a job rather than take a chance at sub-par results. If you have both interior and exterior painting to be done, we can easily handle those as the weather permits. Contact us today to learn more about our services for residential and commercial properties in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.