Exterior House Painting in Changing Weather Locations

Exterior paint jobs may be affected by changing weather conditions, as well as pollution, heat or cold. Over time, the paint may fade, lose its gloss and may begin to appear dull and listless. Some paint may even begin to peel, further sacrificing the home’s aesthetic appeal. The appearance of the home’s exterior is important to many homeowners, and rightfully so. It’s often the first thing people notice when visiting and a poorly painted home may leave visitors with a negative first impression. Therefore, it’s important to maintain the home’s exterior and that includes timely repaints and touch-up jobs.
In areas where the weather changes greatly, choosing high-quality paint is important. Skimping may save you money now, but you may ultimately pay a larger price in the future as you’ll likely find yourself repainting more often. Simply maintaining the paint job by touching up around areas you notice wear and tear may go a long way in keeping the exterior looking its best. Areas that are hit hardest by the sun may require the most attention, although other factors may also determine the attention that areas around the home deserve.
One of the best ways to ensure that the exterior paint job is done properly is to hire a contractor to perform the work. An evaluation by a trained professional may not only be helpful in determining if and when it’s time to repaint, but may also be helpful in prolonging the life of the paint job. A contractor should be experienced enough to survey the home to determine which paint is right given the climate in which the home is located, as well as other factors such as sun exposure.
Keeping an eye on the outdoor temperature may also be important when determining whether or not you should paint on a given day. Many manufacturers recommend applying solvent-based paint to the only if the ambient and surface temperature is above 45 degrees F or when the ambient and surface temperature is above 50 degrees F when applying latex paints. Choosing to ignore this may lead to unfortunate results, as solvent-based paint may thicken in lower temperatures, while latex paints may dry slower in colder temperatures.