It only takes a small amount of warmth in the spring air to get Fremont residents in the mood to freshen up their homes and clean out all the stuff they accumulated over the winter. Giving the exterior of your house a new coat of paint can make you feel great and make your home look even better. But is spring the best time to paint your Fremont, CA home?
One of the main things to consider before painting the exterior of your home is the weather. Extreme hot and cold can not only be less than ideal when being outside, but it can also affect the final result of the paint job’s appearance and longevity. Rain can have a horrific effect on a fresh coat of paint and should be avoided at all costs.
When it comes to the right temperature to paint a home, a freeze can cause some issues while drying. Whatever product you choose to use to paint your home, be sure to read the specific temperature requirements that the product works best in. Most water based paints say you can paint in temperatures as low as 35 degrees. But you don’t want the temperature to drop to freezing during the few days after you paint to ensure the paint properly cures. Too cold of temperature and the paint will simply not adhere to the surface and won’t last very long.
Painting your home’s exterior in the heat is definitely not fun and can be physically grueling. Direct sun can also cause your paint to dry too fast, leaving lap marks, 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.
In many parts of the country, the April showers of spring can greatly affect the possibility of painting the outside of the house. Moisture can get trapped under the layer of paint and can ultimately cause your paint to come off in sheets as the moisture looks for a place to escape. Springtime is often wet and can result in unpredictable storms that can ruin a new paint job. But typically, in Fremont, CA, the likelihood of rain decreases by almost half between each spring month. While March may have a 30% chance of rain, April drops to less than 18%, and May is even down to a 10% chance that outdoor painting projects won’t work out because of rain.
Fortunately, Fremont, CA usually has mild spring weather averaging from about 45 degrees to 75 degrees. Also with low humidity rates, spring going into summer is an ideal time to have your Fremont home painted.
If you want to freshen up your home’s exterior this spring, call the professionals as D&D Painting to make your home look like new.