When getting exterior home paint applied, you want to stay mindful of the time it takes to dry. Unfortunate accidents occur, but a single painting job is, understandably, the preference of homeowners. From weather that you cannot control to other exterior factors, homeowners need to stay mindful of their home’s paint work.
By working with a team of professional painters, you always guarantee a great exterior painting experience. With our knowledge, homeowners receive all the information they need for a happy home exterior.
Varieties of exterior home paint
When considering your exterior home paint drying times, it depends mostly on what you use. Different paints have different properties. This also means that they take different amounts of time to dry.
Latex Paint: Commonly used for exterior painting jobs, latex paint dries quickly and provides a hardy coating for various weather conditions. Latex typically takes around 2 hours to finish in normal conditions. However, despite being dry to the touch, it also takes around 30 days to fully cure. Depending on the weather conditions you face, this process may take longer.
Oil Paint: Oil paint has a thicker consistency than latex, so it requires more time to dry. This process can take up to 24 hours with oil paint on exteriors. However, the curing time of oil paint is much faster, at around an average of 3 to 7 days depending on conditions.
Van Tuinen Painting’s expert team provides homeowners with all the information they need when getting exterior home painting. Depending on upcoming weather conditions, we make the necessary recommendations to best help. If your home’s paint is in need of a fresh coat, we encourage you to reach out! We will assist you in providing your home with the right paint and the right knowledge to help it dry evenly and beautifully.