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Can You Paint the Exterior of Your Home During the Winter?

Did it occur to you to paint your home’s exterior during winter? Most people believe that painting is best done in the springtime, so this idea may appear unrealistic to them. However, many homeowners like to hire exterior painters this time of year. One good reason to do so is that it is less expensive to hire painting services during this time. Although painting the exterior of your home during the winter is a possibility, certain conditions must be met for this project to be a success.

Take note of the following tips if you decide to have the exterior of your home painted during this cold season.

1. Be mindful of the temperature

If you live in a mild winter climate, the painting should go smoothly. Temperature changes should be tracked in states where the temperature does not rise above 30°F, such as Massachusetts. It is strongly advised to paint the exterior when the temperature is between 35°F and 50°F. Because it can get too cold at night, most painters recommend painting late in the morning after the sun has warmed up the outside.

2. The paint dries faster

During the hot season, the surface becomes muggy or damp, resulting in paint blistering, chipping, and flaking. However, because there is less humidity in the cold weather, the paint dries faster. So, contrary to popular opinion, painting the exterior of your building during the winter may not be such a bad idea after all.

3. Keep track of the weather

Even though the cold air speeds up the drying time of the paint, winter has its drawbacks. Storms are the most difficult challenge when painting during this season. The extremely cold weather will cause dew to form on the surface, making it more difficult for the paint to dry. But keeping an eye on the weather and planning accordingly will solve this problem. 

4. Choose a quality-paint

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Paints of various types are used for a number of purposes. If you want to have the exterior painted right away, you should choose the best paint for the job. There are paint additives that are designed to make the paint more freeze-resistant. This will allow the paint to dry faster while still remaining safe in the event of a winter storm. When it comes to winter painting, never ever compromise with the quality of your paint. Look for specialty paint that is suitable for your exterior material and weather.

5. Call your painting service provider

Yes, painting your exterior in the winter differs from painting your interior. Although exterior painting is likely during this cold season, it is still best to leave it to the professionals. Inquire with your local painting service provider about your options. Painters who have been in the business for a long time have developed specific techniques for exterior painting during the winter. Choosing local painters is even better because they are familiar with the weather in your area.  

Yes, you can paint during winter with us!

Quality Preferred Painting has been in the painting industry since 1987, providing excellent painting services to South Shore residents and businesses. Our team has completed numerous painting and carpentry projects in kinds of seasons. One of the things that set us apart from the competition is our willingness to build genuine relationships with our customers. We don’t just see you as a customer; we see you as a member of our family.

When it comes to painting services, QUALITY is our middle name! Call us today at 781-356-2050 for a free estimate on the services you need.