With spring coming up, paint has been on many homeowners’ minds. The interior has likely been taken care of during the cooler months, but with warmer weather comes opportune time for exterior paint. But when exactly is the best time to paint a house? The following short guide covers when to paint a house, and why.
When to paint a house:
The answer to this varies depending on the climate and which part of the US you are in. However, for us here in Frederick, MD, you want to have exterior painting done between March and November. Some paints now can actually be applied in as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit, giving homeowners more flexibility in when they can or can’t paint.
Why paint a house during this time?
Climate, weather, and temperature are huge factors when it comes to exterior paint. Moisture, temperature and weather conditions directly affect an outside paint job. When surfaces are damp and the air is high in humidity, this can impact how quickly or how well paint dries. Similarly, if there’s a chance it might rain in the middle of the project, it could wreak havoc.
Because paint dries and applies best in warm, dry conditions, for our area the best time to apply paint to the outside of the home is the summer months, from about June-September. However, if you pay close attention to the weather, other times of the year can be ideal as well. A sunny, dry spring day with temperatures above 50 and no chance of rain is a great day for painting.
Keep in mind the length of time needed for your paint project as well. You may want to pick a time when you know there will be a few days of good weather ahead if it may take a few days to complete.
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