What is the Best Time of Year to Repaint Your Home?

If your home is in dire need of a new coat of paint, you have likely considered hiring a professional painter to rejuvenate your home. Though applying paint may seem like a simple process, there are several weather and environmental factors to consider for exterior painting projects. While interior painting projects can be completed at any time of the year, exterior paint jobs can only be effectively completed within a limited time frame each year. As a leading provider of quality interior and exterior painting solutions, the team at Dunbar Painting knows that weather conditions can drastically affect the quality of exterior paint. That is why we have compiled some information on poor and ideal weather conditions for paint to help you determine what the best time of year is to repaint your home.

Learn about the differences between interior and exterior paint.

Ideal Weather Conditions

Weather conditions have a significant effect on temperature and moisture levels, both of which affect how paint dries. To ensure optimal results for your exterior painting project, the weather will need to cooperate for a few days. Warm and dry weather conditions are ideal for paint, so you will want to look for days that offer these conditions in the weather forecast. Early summer and early autumn tend to offer the best weather conditions for exterior painting as there is a minimal amount of rain and temperature fluctuations, allowing paint to dry and cure properly.

Weather Conditions to Avoid

While early summer and early autumn provide the best weather conditions for paint, late summer, winter, and spring can pose substantial challenges for your project. Temperatures are often too high in late summer, too cold in winter, and it rains too much in spring for paint to properly cure and dry. Extreme heat can cause paint to dry too fast while temperatures below 4°C can prevent paint from properly curing. If it rains before your painting project, your siding may need one or two days to fully dry before applying paint as residual moisture can keep paint from drying and leave you with a poor finish.

Specific Project Considerations

If you are looking to repaint your deck or have an old home with failing exterior paint, it is best to wait for summer to complete these projects as they require dry and warm conditions to ensure optimal results. Certain exterior projects require less preparation and can be completed so long as it is not raining and the temperature is above 4°C, though it is best to discuss the specific details of your project with a professional.

To learn more about ideal exterior painting conditions or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Dunbar Painting. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or your project.