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When Is the Exterior Painting Season in New Jersey?

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.

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One of the very best you will find in this area. Highly competent, punctual and with an aim to please. Spectrum has painted most of the interior of my home and most recently, my large outdoor deck. When they are here, I can relax knowing they will treat my home like it's their own. There's an added comfort knowing that there's a responsive team leader present on each job to whom I can address any questions or concerns. Don't go for the low-end companies. Price is what you pay, but lasting value is what you get.
Marc C. | Aug/30/2016
Wonderful attitudes and eager to please. Very easy to talk to and ask questions. They were calm and pleasant and just perfect!
Margaret K. | Jul/19/2016
Spectrum did a fabulous job. The team was excellent, professional, and thoroughly cleaned up when finished. I hired Spectrum to paint inside my garage & install a concrete coating floor. They also installed concrete coating by my outdoor entrance. Spectrum did a fabulous job. The team was excellent, professional, and thoroughly cleaned up when finished.
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Susan M. | Feb/15/2021
Very professional, courteous, communicated well, quality work. Rafael and his team worked exceptionally hard and did a great job in two days!
Al S. | Oct/27/2016
I just had a few rooms painted by Rich's great team, Rafael and Marcin. They were extremely pleasant and courteous. They spent time carefully prepping the area. Their work was absolutely flawless. There was one area of the ceiling that was haphazardly patched before - a cap screwed into a former light fixture that looked terrible and I asked for them to somehow make it disappear. I couldn't believe when I walked in...you couldn't tell there was ever a cap or fixture or any spackling/hiding: like it never happened. I highly recommended Spectrum!
Vera B. | Aug/30/2016
Very impressed with the professionalism of Charlie. He convinced me that Spectrum was the company I had to hire for my work. I know I made the right decision.
Roselle A. | Jun/29/2016
Good communication with office staff/timely response. Courteous, professional crew team. Quality service and excellent work.
Tara W. | Aug/26/2015
Crew was courteous and appeared to be well trained. Work done in a neat and efficient manner.
George M. | Aug/26/2015
A+ I was thrilled when I came home to see the completed project. I looked long and hard to find a single thing to possibly complain about and came up empty handed. I appreciate the emails and phone call correspondence getting the estimate and scheduling the work. The crew leader, Jose, was fantastic at pointing out small details, answering questions, and making recommendations in addition to completing a great job. The crew did an especially great job prepping and cleaning up. I'm sure that I will need more painting and power washing done in the future and I will not hesitate to contact Spectrum again.
Marc M. | Jan/12/2015
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