With the weather we’ve had, you may wonder how humidity affects home painting. Both the overly-dry and now overly-humid weather conditions we have had can cause some troubles while painting. So, it is important to know the conditions outside before you break out the paint. Thankfully, with the knowledge and services Van Tuinen provides, your humidity worries are brushed away!
Our team has decades of experience that help us perfectly paint your home. We have worked in a variety of conditions, and know the best to work in. Depending on a variety of factors, humidity can put a wrench in painting plans. But, our professional team works to ensure you get quality exterior home painting done through these times.
The right time to paint
There is a “window” of humidity that most paints need to properly cure. Between 40-80% humidity is the agreed upon acceptable range, although between 40-50% is ideal. When humidity drops below this threshold, it can cause paint to not have enough moisture to cure well. Constant exposure to sun in these conditions as well not only means early cracking.
Conversely, being above 80% humidity means paint struggles to dry. Because of the way that most paints solidify, too much moisture in the air keeps them in a gummy state. This causes textures to not flatten out and your home’s exterior paint to not dry as intended. It may even dry badly enough that you have to scrape it off and start over.
Whether too dry or too humid, you want to know how humidity affects home painting. When you work with the team at Van Tuinen Painting, our experts give you the insight necessary for the perfect painting. Through extreme spectrums of humidity, our team makes recommendations, provides professional painting, and more to help your home. Contact us today to get scheduled!