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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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Crew is very respectful and organized. The project was fully reviewed in advance, with attention to detail. The team was great- hardworking, respectful and very efficient.
Melinda T. | Oct/27/2016
Oldemar and Rolando made everything perfect and would like them both again! You were our first painter and will always be our only.
Nancy M. | Sep/1/2016
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
Very professional, prompt and reliable. Liked the estimating and contracting process. Contract was well prepared. The crew showed up timely, worked efficiently. Pam from Seela's (color consult) was a fabulous perk of Spectrum and she is awesome!
Elyse L. | Aug/30/2016
Spectrum Painting just completed an interior paint job in my new home and I could not be any happier with the results! From the very first contact, the team at Spectrum Painting was very friendly and professional. I received an estimate very quickly and had the job scheduled and completed in no time to at all. The team arrived right on time, explained the process to me, and took a great deal of care in covering my property to be sure it was not damaged in the process. The job was completed in one day and there was virtually no mess left behind. I would recommend Spectrum to anyone in need of a paint job and will be sure to use them again for my next project!
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Steven Munczinski | Nov/2/2020
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
We especially liked EVERYTHING – great job! The service was perfect! A+
Scott & Shelly P. | Jan/12/2015
I have used Spectrum Painting time and time again over the years. They were fantastic in 2013 in a very tight time window, painting the entire interior of our home before we moved in right near the holidays. Each of the painters were expert, efficient and hardworking and perhaps most importantly trustworthy. I have always felt safe with Spectrum's staff. Then we used Rich and his company in 2015 for our exterior and deck. For that job it was Jose and his crew that did a phenomenal job preparing the siding and trim and then painting thoroughly. Many know that it's the preparation for paint that creates a lasting quality finish. Additionally, as others have mentioned, the painters are very capable but importantly always clean up after their day. Sometimes the floor is cleaner than when they started! Lastly I just called for a few touch ups and Oldemar, who's painted here on many occasions, was dispatched. He completed a tremendous amount in his two days here...working diligently to get my long list completed in a timely manner. Again he is an exemplary example of Rich's best...he managed some light carpentry and prepared each surface will great skill. And now my walls, trim and doors look like brand new again! For the best result you need to go with a tried and true company...so check out Spectrum Painting.
Kristen A. | Aug/30/2016
Entire crew was very professional, friendly and helpful. Integrity of work was very high. Precision job and great attention to detail!
Lauren R. | Jun/29/2016
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