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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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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
The crew was good at their respective jobs, neat and cleaned up afterwards. We are very please with how everything turned out. Color matching was spot on. Recommendations were perfect. The whole experience was pleasant and professional. The service was prompt, professional and the entire team did a great job.
Erica S. | Jul/19/2016
Ruedi kept the home and work area clean. Communicated with family in a respectful manner. Did a beautiful job on our front door!
Mike & Stacey M. | Aug/26/2015
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 Painting is a top notch company. We've used them many times from small projects to large complicated projects. Each and every time we are completely satisfied with the end result. Very professional ! Will definitely use them again and again.
Louisa T. | Aug/30/2016
Great work, professional and on time. Quality of work was exceptional and they got me scheduled quickly. The work was flawless and exceeded my expectations and I have high standards!
Dave B. | Aug/30/2016
Excellent job, punctual, neat, friendly and hard working.
Catherine F. | Jul/5/2016
Very professional painter and estimator. They both were very articulate in how the project would proceed. The price was very reasonable too. I felt very comfortable leaving for the day. They were able to squeeze the job in on short notice for an open house. The blemishes on the walls were invisible with the perfect paint job. They were clean, neat, talented and punctual. Spectrum Painting will be my painter for life! I loved the box of cookies they brought for me and (dog treats for) the dog!
Kathleen D. | Oct/27/2016
Spectrum was very professional and they did a great job with every aspect of the job. They were friendly and helpful, had ideas for future projects and worked quickly and really took care in the staining of the deck. Everyone on the team was courteous.
Michael O. | Jul/19/2016