Painting the exterior of your home or business is an excellent way to freshen up the look of the place. Knowing when is the best time to paint the exterior of your home in Fremont, CA comes down to one major factor; weather. Avoiding weather like rain is obvious, but knowing what other types of changes in the weather that can affect a paint job is also crucial so that the end result looks worth the time and money put into it.
It doesn’t have to be actively raining for water to damage the exterior paint job. High humidity can also have an impact on whether the paint adheres properly to the surface. If the humidity gets trapped underneath the paint, it could cause bubbles or even sheets of paint to peel off.
Avoiding freezing temperatures during painting and for several days afterward is also very important to getting the paint to adhere to the surface. Be sure to give yourself at least a week of predictable weather that is above the freezing point. While most types of paints and products are not wildly different, being sure to read the individual can instructions when it comes to weather requirements is always recommended and is a general good idea. Most water based paints say you can paint in temperatures as low as 35 degrees. But when temperatures are that close to freezing, it is possible that they will drop in the night before the paint properly cures.
While the physical effects of painting an exterior in high heat is exhausting and miserable, the actual paint job can suffer as well. In general, painting a surface that you can not touch for long due to the heat is not advisable. Direct sun or high heat can cause the paint on your brush or equipment to dry even before it can be applied, causing it to gunk up, making painting more difficult and frustrating. Issues with the paint drying too fast could leave behind lap marks, or visible color changes or lines, on the surface of your exterior. If you must paint in direct sun in milder temperatures, morning sun is much more preferable than afternoon sun for drying to be more even.
With Fremont’s general even temperatures that are never at either extreme, summer through fall are all ideal times for the exterior of your home to be painted. With humidity levels rarely getting over 50% and comfortable weather in the 70s and 80s throughout the summer, Fremont has an extended period of highly favorable times in the year to paint the exterior of your home. If you are looking for professional painting contractors to give the exterior of your home a new look, give the team at D&D Painting a call today.