With summer just beginning, there is no better time than now to put your home improvement projects into action! Summer time weather is known to fluctuate but we have some of the best weather days of the year early in the season. This makes for optimal painting weather. Temperature and weather conditions are crucial to ensure a quality exterior paint job. Paint finishes can be compromised if it is either too hot or too cold outside. Spring also marks the busiest time of year for buying and selling homes. If you’re considering selling your home, a beautiful new paint on the outside of your home can improve your chances of a quick sale by increasing curb appeal. This is a simple step can make a huge difference in the mind of potential buyers. You can make your home look years newer and increase its value by having L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc work their magic for you today.
Why is Spring & Early Summer the Best Time to Paint?
Snow, ice and rain all have adverse effects on paint. Any type of moisture will cause paint to soften and swell which leads to cracking, peeling, bubbling and flaking. If rainfall is expected, painting is not recommended during that time. You should wait for a sunny day. Excess moisture also supports the perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow. If you want a long lasting, quality paint job, it is worth the wait. Too high or too low of a temperature can pose a problem as well. It can cause the paint to not bind together properly which leads to cracking or peeling. When applied at high temperatures, latex based paints can be difficult to apply because it dries out too quickly and won’t brush out properly. Dramatic fluctuations in the outside temperature are known to make wood and other surfaces contract and expand. This can adversely affect a paint job because this variation in the surface being painted will cause paint to flake off or crack. This is why spring and early summer time is the best time to paint. The weather is nearly perfect for ensuring a quality paint job!
What Causes Exterior Paint to Fade?
In the middle of summer, when it is hot outside and the sun’s UV rays are at their peak, the sun can cause paint to fade. The sun’s UV rays cause the paint’s binder to deteriorate which leads to the paint’s pigment becoming a powder like chalk which gets washes away when it rains. Other causes can be because an interior grade paint was used on the exterior of your home, or if more than the recommended amount of tint was added into the paint that was used. Overall if the base of the paint is still in decent condition except for the fading that has occurred, the surface can be cleaned then repainted using a fade-resistant paint.
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L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc will take the hassle out of figuring all of this out on your own. When it comes to the exterior of your home in The Hamptons, New York, painting can be a daunting task and a lot of experience and the right tools are needed to ensure you get a high quality, long lasting paint job that will withstand the elements for years to come. Give us a call today!