Aug
31
Three Things to Avoid When Painting Your Exterior


WHAT SHOULD YOU AVOID WHEN PAINTING YOUR EXTERIOR?



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#1. DON’T PAINT WHEN IT’S WET OUTSIDE!


Avoid painting on rainy days, and always make sure all the surfaces you’ll be painting are completely dry. This is essential if you want to end up with a perfectly even application. If there is rain in the forecast you may want to paint another day.


#2. DON’T PAINT OUTSIDE AN ACCEPTABLE TEMPERATURE RANGE!


You don’t want to try to paint outside in the middle of winter since it’s usually too cold for the paint to be able to dry and properly cure. Some days can be considered too hot for painting, since extreme heat can cause problems with how the paint dries as well. Remember to think about the temperature at night too, since your paint will still be drying and you want to make sure the conditions are ideal. Really, it depends on the specific type and brand of paint you’re using, since they’re all a little different. If you’re unsure about whether the conditions are appropriate for exterior painting, be sure to ask an expert. (Your painter or paint supplier can help you out.)


#3. DON’T TRY TO PAINT OUTSIDE THE SEASONS


If you live in a northern climate, you can sometimes keep going into fall, but most people don’t attempt to paint beyond November since it’s often too cold. Some southern areas are warm enough into early winter, so they can get away with painting much later into the year.


Of course, when you decide to paint will largely depend on the climate where you live, but if you stick to these general guidelines, you’re sure to end up with a flawless finish.