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When is the Best Time of the Year to Paint Your Home Exterior? [Infographic]

By on September 17, 2018

Painting the exterior of your home isn’t the type of job that can be done at any time in the year, in contrast to any painting job to be made inside the house. For you to be successful and have the best results in home exterior painting, there are many factors that should be considered: the quality of paints to be used, the expertise of the laborers, and most importantly, the weather.

Ideally, you want to choose a time that gives you warm, dry days. It’s also a good idea to look at the weather for the few days before and after your painting day. If it is unfortunate that it rains before you paint, your siding might need a couple of days to fully dry out before painting. The same goes for after the application—you want to make sure it’s not going to pour rain the day after when your paint is still curing.

You also want to be careful of big temperature fluctuations from day to night. If you’ve got perfect temperatures during the day, but then a sudden drop after the sun goes down, the paint will react and won’t cure properly. Again, this could leave you with a less than smooth surface, with cracking and peeling.

 

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