Can I Paint My Home Exterior During Fall?
We imagine within the next few weeks New Perspective Painting will be getting this exact type of question more than once! It’s a great question and not always a question one might think of right away. With the change of season sailing lightly into the air, also comes an inherent desire for change within our decor. Whether it be indoors or out, the change of seasons will change your home, and knowing the best time to paint is crucial for a professional outcome you desire!
The general rule of thumb when it comes to exterior painting for your home is to paint when the outside temperature is agreeable. Most homeowners wait until the summer to hire a painting company, and while most would think the best time is when the temps are hot, they will actually find that idea to not be entirely true. When the outside temperature goes past 90 degrees, you will find the paint dries far too quickly. This can cause peeling and cracking, and your paint to cure improperly. The same will go for too cool of a temperature. Now the exact temperature rule will be different whether you are using an oil-based paint or a latex based paint.
Oil-based paints will need a temperature range of 40-90, and latex paints will need 50-85. The humidity range should be at 40%-70%. Always check the forecast for rain!
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