Every home needs a face lift every once in a while. When the color starts to chip, crack, or fade, then it might be time for a fresh coat of exterior paint to spruce up the curb appeal of your home. The next question becomes: When is the best time to paint the exterior of your home? In Arizona, where summer temperatures become unbearable, spring is the perfect time to hire an exterior painting service. At Life in Color Painting LLC, we know a few important spring painting tips to help you get the best possible result.
Avoid the Heat
Spring is the optimal time for painting the exterior of your home for many reasons, but the most important is the temperature. If you try to paint when it’s too warm outside, then it is miserable and potentially dangerous to you, but it also prevents the paint from going on optimally. When the weather is hot, the paint dries too fast and you might not get an even, flawless coat of paint. Similarly, to prevent the paint from drying too quickly, you should avoid painting when direct sun or wind are hitting the surface. You will have the most durable and aesthetic results if you paint in the spring.
Do Things in the Right Order
Spring also brings many other projects including weeding, laying down mulch, planting, pruning, etc. If you landscape first, then you might trample your hard work while trying to paint your house. Do yourself a favor—paint first and landscape second.
Paint will go on the best and last the longest if you properly prepare the surface beforehand. It’s a must to remove mold, mildew, dirt, dust, etc., before you paint. Otherwise, the paint may not adhere or your paint job may not last as long. For the outside of your home, a power-washer is a quick and easy way of accomplishing this task.
Choose the Right Paint
Choosing the right paint is far more complicated than walking into the store and picking one you like. There are many factors to consider, including what the paint will look like on your home and what kind of light it’s seen in. A good tip is to buy a small sample and paint a small patch on the walls to be painted. Then check them out at different times of the day and night to see if you like how it looks in shade, sun, and lit up at night. If you choose good quality paint and apply it correctly, then your new exterior painting job should last up to 10 years.