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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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Spectrum did the most professional and diligent work I've ever had done in my home. The staff's attention to detail, tidiness and pleasant manners make contracting with them a top-notch experience. Spectrum gets an A+++ in my book!
Patty G. | Jan/12/2015
I never thought getting my garage floor painted would make so many of my friends jealous! You did such a meticulous job, especially on the details. I especially appreciated the time you took to explain all the necessary steps to complete a quality job. We are so glad we hired you. I am already thinking about some additional work for this spring.
Deborah L. | Jan/12/2015
Customer service, Hector and his crew were all amazing and a pleasure. I can't say enough, simply amazing! I won't recommend anyone else but Spectrum Painting!
Steve A. | Oct/27/2016
I am so happy we chose to work with Spectrum Painting! The office manager Natalie was very responsive in setting up our estimate. Initially Rich came our for a detailed estimate and walk through. After going through the numbers and reviews we decided to go with Spectrum. Although they did not offer the lowest cost we felt like we knew what we were paying for. We were in the process of moving into our new home in Wayne, NJ so we would not be onsite to project manage daily. On the day our project began, Rich and his crew leader Brian met us at the house to walk through the project and colors. Brian was absolutely amazing to work with. He would call or text with daily updates and even sent some photos to make sure we were happy with the colors we chose. I felt completely comfortable leaving Brian and his team at our house for the full week alone to complete the project. Everyone was extremely professional, kept the place clean, and wore masks, which is important to us because I am pregnant and my husband has an auto-immune disease. I can not recommend Spectrum Painting enough! Though they didn't offer us the lowest cost estimate there work was worth it! If anyone is looking for a painter reach out to their team. You won't be disappointed!
Abigail T. | Dec/22/2020
We had Spectrum Painting power wash and paint the outside of our house. They did such a fantastic job that we tripled the scope of the project during the process and the results are phenomenal. We wound up having them do the siding, window trim, doors, lights and much more. The end results is better then I expected. The entire Spectrum team was amazing throughout the process and on several occasions went above and beyond. I would highly recommend them.
Alex M | Oct/10/2020   Read review on yelp
Hello - I can't tell you how completely satisfied I am with the work done/the workers and their attitude/ the efficiency/ the wonderful way the day went. I will tell anyone who asks that your company and staff are the very best in my 40 years of hiring someone to work in my home. The new ethic is totally different and you hold the good standards that make the work pleasant, pleasing and profitable for both sides! Thank you very much!
Margee K. | Jul/19/2016
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 have used Spectrum for almost 20 years, most recently for a carpentry project. The outcomes of all my jobs have been nothing other than excellent. The staff is the best part of Spectrum. Regardless of the job or who shows up, they are all friendly, courteous, listen to your needs and answer all questions willingly. They always confirm the job requirements and expectations before they start to make sure their expectations are in synch with ours. I have and will continue to recommend Spectrum to my friends.
Jed J. | Aug/30/2016
Two teams were both very professional and skilled. Very neat and careful.
Kathleen P. | Oct/27/2016