When you decide to move forward with having your home painted, whether it is inside or outside, you should know that the weather can affect how it goes. Painting your home is a great way to add a fresh look to any room or some fun color that you have been wanting. It is also a great way to coordinate new furniture or accent pieces you want to start highlight. Painting the exterior of your home adds curb appeal and an overall value increase to your property. Whether you are doing the job yourself or having a professional do it you can be that the weather will have a say in how it all goes down.
L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. knows what the different types of weather can do to your painting job.
Can the Sun Affect Painting the Exterior of Your Home:
You may not realize it but having too much sun that is exposed to the area you are about to paint, or you have just painted, may not be the best thing. The area that is directly exposed to the sunlight can be 20 degrees hotter than the wall space that is not in the direct light. The heated up surface can make it so that the paint is not able to dry and cure the proper way and can dry too fast which will cause the paint to bubble and crack.
Can The Rain Effect Painting on the Interior of Your Home:
The rain seems like an obvious reason to not paint the exterior of your home but it can also be a problem painting the interior as well. It is recommended that a house not be painted if you know that rain is in the forecast for the upcoming few days. If the rain comes in the middle of the painting or immediately after it can trap moisture under the surface which will cause bubbles to form; and mold and mildew can grow. Make sure that you are watching the weather and the rain before you schedule your next paint job.
Can Humidity Affect Painting in Your Home:
The amount of humidity in your home can affect how long it will take for the paint to dry. The higher the amount of humidity which is usually in the summer, the slower the paint will set and dry. The lower the humidity, the faster the paint can dry and cure. Humidity is not a reason to postpone your painting job; just be sure you know it could be a little longer before you can move your furniture back.