The warm summer weather is finally here, and it’s a painter’s dream. The reason being is that there are many benefits to painting in the dry summer months. First and foremost the most obvious reason is that the surfaces that we paint are dry and warm. It is very important for the longevity of a paint job that the surface is dry, dirt free, and dull, meaning no shine. If any of these factors are present, then there is a high chance of the paint job failing.
Another reason us painters love exterior painting in the summer months is that the days are much longer unlike the winter where the days are short and often wet. We see very little exterior painting in our schedule during the winter because everything gets wet at night from dew. As a result we are unable to paint until the mornings and then have to cut the day short in hopes that the paint will dry before the cool damp night sets in.
If there is too much moisture in the air, the paint will take much longer to dry and can even stay wet for several days. If the paint stays wet for this long, it can be susceptible to bugs sticking to it and the paint can start to run down the surface.
From a professional painter’s perspective, painting in the summer months is always the best choice. You will have the highest likelihood of success and will be left with a paint job that will last for many years to come. Thinking about starting a paint job and have questions? Let us know! Here at Smith and Company our customer’s satisfaction is our number one priority.