Autumn is the Perfect Time to Paint Your Home and Business Exteriors

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Between Georgia’s hot and humid summer days and blustery cold winters, it can be a bit difficult to find the “sweet spot” for exterior painting. Extreme highs and lows in temperatures can cause paint to not bind properly, leading to cracking and peeling. Here’s a quick look at the seasons and why autumn is the perfect time to paint your home and business exteriors. 

Summer Heat and Humidity

Maximum recommended temperatures for exterior paint vary depending on the type and brand of paint used, but a general rule of thumb is that oil-based paint should not be applied when the temperatures are above 90 degrees and latex paint should not be applied when the temperatures are above 85 degrees. Humidity levels over 85% can also contribute to paint taking a longer time to dry.

WinterWoes

Georgia may have generally mild winters when compared to the rest of the country, but we still get some very low temperatures which will cause paint to dry unevenly or not at all. The general rule of thumb is that oil-based paint should not be applied when the temperatures are below 40 degrees and latex paint should not be applied when the temperatures are below 50 degrees. Even if our days stay above the 35 degree cut off mark for specialty winter paints, the temperatures often drop well below freezing at night.

Spring Pollen Season

The spring season means rain for most of the country, but in Georgia it also means pollen season. Spring showers will cause your paint to dry slower, bubble, and eventually crack and peel. The pollen in the air will cling to your wet paint, damaging its color and texture.

Autumn Perfection

The perfect conditions for exterior house painting are when temperatures are between 50 degrees and80 degrees Fahrenheit and when the relative humidity is between 40% – 70%—making September and October the perfect time for exterior house painting. These milder temperatures, reduced humidity, and minimal pollen equate to an exterior paint finish which is much more likely to dry in the standard amount of time and retain the finish you expect.

Trust the Experts at SuperiorPRO Exteriors

Any stretch of mild, dry, pollen-free days is a good time for your exteriors to be painted—autumn just happens to have abundance of these days. If you want to feel truly confident that your exterior painting project will be completed on time and achieve the exact finish you want, contact the professional painters at SuperiorPRO Exteriors.

We have a wealth of experience in all types of painting and can provide you with advice to make your home or commercial building a great environment for clients, employees, or your family. We produce consistent results using state-of-the-art equipment and adhere to a strict schedule, so you will always know your project’s start and end date. Ourmission is to deliver quality service and a “SUPERIOR” customer experience. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.

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