Exterior Painting in Winter Weather

There are a few things you need to know before considering an exterior painting project in low temperatures. 

In fact, temperature is a vital factor to consider when deciding how to tackle any exterior home painting project. Though technology has significantly advanced the weather-resistant qualities of a lot of modern painting products, it is still important to be aware of the way that cold temperatures can affect the outcome of your next project. After all, you want to be pleased with the end result! 


What steps need to be taken before painting in cold temperatures? 

Let’s start with priming – if the paint you’re working with doesn’t have self-priming properties, it’s important to remember to apply a healthy coat of bonding primer before you begin to paint. You’ll also want to check your paint’s rating to see if it is rated for use in 35 degree temperatures. Finally, know your products and use the correct tools for work in cold weather. 


What time of day is best for working on a winter exterior paint job? 

If possible, try to get the bulk of your work done midday – ideally between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Factors you might not consider, like the thickness of the paint being different at warmer temperatures and how that will help determine the type of brush you should be using, could seriously impact the success of your painting project. 

The bottom line is, if you’re serious about getting an exterior project done before spring hits, you need to be okay with taking additional precautions and extra time upfront to ensure the end result is one you can be proud of. 

For years now, homeowners across the Denver Metro Area have been coming to Ireland’s Finest for our services – both residential and commercial. Please contact us today for more information on specific painting projects like this one or general business inquiries. 

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