Did you know that weather has a significant impact on the final look and quality of your exterior paint appearance and performance? We’re not just talking about rain getting in the way – excessive heat has been known to cause its own set of issues, too.

Today our team of expert residential painters in Asheville is going to be talking about the best time to take on an exterior painting project.


Why Does Weather Matter?

Painting in the wrong weather conditions increases the chances that your paint will not cure properly. In simple terms, this means that you are more likely to have to repaint sooner (rather than later). Some of the signs that your exterior may have been painted in a less-than-ideal time of year include:

  • Cracking and peeling paint
  • Staining or mildew
  • Unrefined finish (bumps and clumps)

Remember – a great looking exterior is only half of the goal. That paint also serves as your home’s first line of defense against the elements. That’s why it’s essential to give it every advantage possible.


Optimal Exterior Painting Conditions

The ideal conditions for painting your home’s exterior must take into consideration both the time it takes to complete the painting as well as the time it takes to cure. The time it takes to paint your home will vary, of course, depending on your home’s size. However, typically the curing process takes several days regardless.

The ideal weather-window you are looking for to complete this project includes any of the following:

  • Consistent temperatures that don’t drop dramatically at night
  • Ideal temperatures stay between 55 and 90 degrees (F)
  • Dry
  • Low humidity

When you hire D.A.B. as your professional Asheville house painters, you can leave all these details to us. We’ll make sure the timing is just right for all the prep, painting and curing, leaving you with results that will make the rest of your street jealous!


When NOT to Paint

If you live in the beautiful Asheville area, you will have a bigger window of available exterior painting weather than in other places thanks to our incredible temperate weather. However, there are still some conditions we recommend you avoid.

  • Rain (even if it’s forecasted for later that same week)
  • Temperatures that fall below 32 degrees
  • High humidity

If you live in other areas of the country with a larger range in seasonal conditions, typically the first few weeks of summer or fall will be your most reliable times to consider. Typical spring and winter weather are obviously much riskier.


Asheville House Painters

D.A.B. Painting of Asheville, NC offers professional house painting services. We work with all types of exterior home surfaces including siding, wood, stucco, composite and much more! Our exterior painting services are designed to boost curb appeal—D.A.B. Painting makes it easy to give your home a full face-lift without the stress or hassle. Get in touch today to schedule your free estimate!

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