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How Spectrum Painting Beats the New Jersey Heat

How Spectrum Painting Beats the New Jersey Heat

Summertime is a great time of year, but with the pool days and the sunshine also comes hot weather that can often be hazardous to people who work outside. This is especially true for painters who do house painting and other exterior paint jobs. The Spectrum Painting team takes special precautions during these extreme days of heat and wind to make sure exterior paint is applied properly; the paint itself doesn’t dry out and the painters keep hydrated and comfortable while on the job.

The summer months are the most vital for completing exterior paint and house painting jobs all over the New Jersey area, so keeping these practical tips in mind during hot days helps our team stay productive and healthy.

Here are a few precautions our painters take:

Follow the shade
Heat and wind can be bad for paint. If it’s incredibly hot outside, our team stays in the shade. The key is to complete the house painting while following the shade. For example, do the west side of the house first before the sun hits it, and do the east side of the building later in the day after the area has cooled off considerably. One thing our painters have to keep in mind is that direct sunlight can make the paint dry too quickly, which can actually cause issues. Fortunately, our team is well-versed in surface preparation and proper painting techniques.

Ice the paint buckets
One great way we keep the paint cooled down while on the job is by putting ice into the bucket before adding a liner and paint to it. Just like an ice chest, this will keep the paint cool and also prevent it from getting too thick to paint onto the walls.

Thin the paint
If it’s hot outside and you don’t have ice lining your buckets, the paint can start to evaporate and thicken. Our paint contractors will add water as needed to keep the paint at a good consistency. This is a constant battle when completing exterior paint jobs in the heat, but adding water as needed will keep the paint its desired thickness and ensure a quality coat.

Stay hydrated
This has less to do about the paint and more to do about our painters. Staying hydrated is the best tip we can give to our team when the temperatures seem unbearable. If the paint can get dehydrated, so can our paint contractors. Staying in the shade and drinking a lot of water is a great way to stay healthy on the job and create the perfect conditions for a high quality paint job.

The summer can get hot, especially in New Jersey. It’s important for our team to stay on top of its game during these hot, humid and even windy days. This not only ensures an easy and enjoyable experience completing house painting projects, but it also ensures a quality job well done. If the paint is too thick (or too thin), it will show when the house painting job is complete. The same can be said if our painters are tired and dehydrated. Our painters are hydrated, rested up and ready to take on the summer months ahead. If you are interested in exterior painting or other house painting projects, contact one of our paint contractors today for more information!

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Crew was very helpful and easy to work with. Rafael was very helpful and solved the issue of what color to use for the roofs.
Kristen S. | Oct/27/2016
We have been a customer for many years and have recommended Spectrum Painting to friends and neighbors in the past. Staff are courteous and polite and experienced. They are careful with maintaining cleanliness of the property. The work is professionally done and the company is well managed. They take the customer's concerns seriously and take the time to explain and alleviate those concerns.
Abe N. | Jul/5/2016
I feel like I have a new Kitchen and would highly recommend them for any Job. The Price was very reasonable. Spectrum Painting just finished Refinishing my Kitchen Cabinets and did an Amazing Job. I feel like I have a new Kitchen and would highly recommend them for any Job. Marcin was on time each day, very Professional, Friendly and did a Fabulous Job. Even with Covid the men were very careful, wore masks and closed off my kitchen from the rest of my home. The Price was very reasonable.
Liz M. | Feb/15/2021
I recently had the pleasure of working with Spectrum Painting to do some painting and papering of two rooms. Everyone I worked with was pleasant and professional. Appointments were kept and on time which is huge when you have a busy schedule. The quality of work was excellent! Not only did José and his crew do a great job, but he cleaned up the work area so you couldn't even tell they were there! And, they were done in one day! I will definitely use Spectrum Painting again and would never hesitate to recommend them to anyone. And, their little thank gift was a very nice touch!
Kathy W. | Aug/30/2016
Spectrum Painting was recommended to us by our fence company when we recently installed a picket fence. They did a great job. They arrived punctually, were highly professional and make sure that the job was done properly. I would definitely recommend them and use them again!
Lisa S. | Jun/29/2016
Always a satisfied customer! The crews are neat and respectful and they always do a fabulous job! Spectrum Painting interior/exterior and power washing! Rated A+ been using them for years!
Lisa F. | Jun/29/2016
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
We hired Spectrum to paint several rooms of our home and to install moldings and they did great work. You can expect five star service from Spectrum your next paint job. We hired Spectrum to paint several rooms of our home and to install moldings and they did great work. They provide complementary color consultations, responded to all our requests, and were meticulous about keeping our home clean throughout the process. Thank you to Rich for staying in touch with us and to Luis for leading the crew. We will gladly work with Spectrum again - highly recommend!
Erin L. | Feb/15/2021
Spectrum team was diligent, respectful, hard working and a pleasure to have here!
Joseph C. | Jun/29/2016