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  • Writer's pictureJed Roper

Why paint your exterior in the Summer?

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

  1. Favorable Weather Conditions: Summer often provides ideal weather conditions for exterior painting. Warmer temperatures allow the paint to dry more quickly and evenly, reducing the chances of the paint running or becoming streaky. Additionally, the longer daylight hours provide more time to complete the project.

  2. Longer Dry Time: Painting requires adequate drying time for the paint to properly cure and adhere to the surface. In the summer, the combination of warm temperatures and lower humidity levels facilitates faster drying, allowing you to complete the project more efficiently.

  3. Reduced Rainfall: Summer months often experience less rainfall compared to other seasons, reducing the chances of the paint getting wet or damaged during the drying process. This helps ensure a smoother finish and reduces the need for touch-ups.

  4. Extended Working Hours: With longer daylight hours, you have more time each day to work on the project. This can be particularly beneficial if you're doing the painting yourself or coordinating with a contractor, as it allows for more flexibility and the opportunity to complete the job sooner.

  5. Outdoor Activities and Vacations: Many people plan outdoor activities or vacations during the summer months, which can provide an opportunity to paint the home's exterior while minimizing disruption to daily routines. Additionally, if you plan on selling your home, a fresh coat of paint can enhance curb appeal and make a positive first impression on potential buyers during the summer real estate season.

While summer can be an ideal time for exterior painting, it's important to consider local weather conditions and follow the manufacturer's recommendations for optimal painting temperatures. In some regions with extremely high temperatures, it may be advisable to avoid painting during the hottest parts of the day to prevent the paint from drying too quickly and potentially causing issues.

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