Painting your home when it’s hot is hard enough. But, with the heat dome that we recently experienced, your exterior painting starts to become affected by the rising temperatures. Without even mentioning the health risks that are involved with extended periods of time spent out in a heat wave while doing physical labor, there are also downsides to trying to paint in the heat that make it worth waiting.
Van Tuinen Painting always strives to provide every homeowner with quality exterior painting services. When it gets too hot, our team of expert painters work with you to schedule for a time when painting will work best.
The range for painting your home
A specific temperature range is often best depending on the type of paint you are using for painting your home. On average, this temperature is between 50 degrees and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When you start going above that, problems arise. With this latest heat wave reaching high 90s in some areas, proper painting is out of the question. Even oil based paints, which have a higher temperature tolerance, still only support, on average, 40 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit for their range.
High temperature painting problems
So, when you paint in temperatures above these ranges, what happens? The most common issues include cracking, peeling, or blistering of the paint. This occurs because the paint doesn’t have enough time to dry properly. By drying too quickly from high temperatures, your home may not get the perfect look that you were hoping for.
However, the time of day also assists greatly in determining exactly how hot it will be when you paint. By working with a professional team of painters like Van Tuinen Painting, you always get professional painting scheduled and finished on the right day, in the right conditions. Avoid the heat and let us help you by giving your home a fresh new look. Give us a call today!