When Is the Exterior Painting Season in New Jersey?
Exterior painting is an important home-maintenance activity, adding protection to your home against the forces of nature that assail it. While protection is vital, the appearance of the home is another major consideration, and exterior painting also adds value to the home in that regard. So when is the best time for exterior painting in New Jersey?
As a professional painting contractor, Spectrum Painting generally begins painting home exteriors in April and continues through mid-November. These dates change each year, however, based on daytime temperatures and precipitation. The general rule is that the air and the home exterior must be at least 50 degrees, and the house must be dry.
Most paint manufacturers also produce low-temp paints, which can be applied in temperatures as low as 35 degrees. While exterior painting in these circumstances is not ideal, there are times when it is necessary.
Some homeowners are surprised to learn that extremely hot, dry days are not the best for exterior painting. This is because the paint tends to dry too quickly, "baking" rather than curing. It is more difficult on these days to keep the "wet edge" that normally ensures a uniform finish. The best temperatures for exterior painting are between 65 and 90 degrees. If you do need to paint your house on a hot day, painting contractors recommend working on areas that are not in direct sunlight, moving around the house as the day progresses.
Spectrum Painting and Paper Hanging is a licensed and insured painting contractor. We provide top-quality results in everything we do, taking great pride in our work. That is why we have a "complete satisfaction" policy, and we stand behind our painting services. Contact us online or call us to receive a free estimate for exterior (or interior) painting services. Based in Wayne, NJ, we serve the homeowners and businesses of New Jersey.