If you're considering a home makeover, a professional-quality exterior paint can do more than refresh your home. It can protect it from bugs, mildew, heat and other outdoor elements that can wreak havoc on your siding. Even if you don't plan to extensively renovate your home this year but simply want to freshen things up a bit with a new color, repainting is an easy way to make a big impact.
Choosing the best time of year to paint your home requires careful consideration of a number of factors. If you’re planning on repainting your exterior, plan ahead for all of the steps that will be involved in the process: Contacting and hiring a professional painter, removing and storing furniture and other household items from around your house, and preparing for any necessary repairs that may need to be made before you paint. The right timing will ensure a smooth process.
The best time of year to paint your home depends on a variety of factors. A top-to-bottom exterior paint job can be too much work to take on during the sweltering heat of summer, when it’s hard to focus on the finer points of craftsmanship. On the other hand, in the depths of winter, you might want to spend more time inside in front of the fireplace than outside painting your house.
Also consider the quality of the paint used, and how it's applied. How well a paint withstands the cold isn't just about how hardy the paint is; it's also about the tools and techniques used in applying it. Like all paint products, cold-weather paints tend to be more expensive than their traditional counterparts, but they can be worth the extra cost if you expect to see your building exposed to winter weather.
If you ask us, May, June and July are the ideal months for painting your home. The weather is milder, the days are longer, that May - July weather temperatures improve paint adhesion, not to mention our painting crew can work faster - all of which results in a better end-result. Generally if the weather is too cold it affects the speed at which the paint cures, too hot and the paint dries too rapidly. In the spring time you can catch that perfect weather for the perfect paint job.
Picking the right time to paint your home may seem like an easy decision, but it's not always that simple. Moisture, whether from rain or from dew, dissipates quickly in damp conditions. While warm sunshine often helps to dry paint quickly, drafts from nearby roof fans and other elements can also help speed up the drying process. In these cases, choosing a time when the air temperature is at least 14 degrees Fahrenheit (~ 5 degrees Celsius) can help reduce the risk of paint failure caused by excess moisture.
Exterior painting is a necessary part of maintaining your home. There can be many reasons that you might want to re-paint; the most common reason being is to protect your house siding from natural damaging factors and give your home a fresh new look. Your home is your pride and joy - a place to come home to. It's also an investment. And like any investment, you want it to keep its value and last as long as possible. Provided you give your home regular maintenance, the simplest way to protect it is to keep it painted. On top of that, when it comes time to sell it, a fresh coat of paint can significantly enhance its appeal for the next owner.
Make your house stand out from the all the beige and gray facades around your neighborhood. Paint your house in rich, warm colors like brown, orange, and green, which reflect the light from sunlight and make your home more inviting.
Our trained, experienced staff is prepared to re-paint your home in any season. We have the right paint for every weather condition and will work hard to return your home to its beautiful state. If you’re considering painting your home feel free to request a free estimate by clicking here.
If you are reading this blog post, chances are the best time for you to repaint your home is NOW. Unless you are reading this during Christmas, in which case Feliz Navidad! We are not great at predicting when you'll be reading this blog, predicting the weather or waiting for the paint to dry. But what we are great at is interior and exterior painting. But don't take our word for it and...