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Is Fall a Good Time to Paint The Outside of the House?

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Generally speaking, the best time to try painting depends on where you’re located. If you’re looking to try house painting in Paoli, PA, or the surrounding area, you probably want to make the early autumn an option to consider.

A good paint job is often affected by the conditions in which the paint’s applied, and that means that inconsistent temperatures, excessive rain, and humidity all play a role. Early and mid-fall provide many benefits that make painting easier and the final product that much more stunning. Here are the main advantages of painting the exterior of your house this fall:

The Temps Are Still Warm

Paint can dry in as little as an hour in perfect conditions. Of course, as anyone can tell you, the “perfect” conditions are in a vacuum, free of the complexities of weather and general living. However, warmer, drier temperatures are ideal for getting paint to dry quickly enough to develop a quality finish without clumps forming and messing up the final look.

There’s Not a Lot of Temperature Variation

Through the height of summer, temperatures can vary widely based on how high the humidity climbs and what kind of storms roll through the area. When temperatures get too high, the paint can dry faster than it’s applied, leading to paint clumps forming on the brush and finding their way into the finished product. By contrast, if the temperature changes rapidly from hot to cold, you can find yourself with chipped or peeling paint instead of the polished look you were dreaming of.

Humidity affects paint differently compared to the standard temperature. While it can amplify the temperature difference, it can also prolong the drying time, leading to poorer outcomes in the final product.

Rain is Less of a Problem

The winter and summer are often filled with rain and snowstorms that dump massive amounts of water on your home. While it makes for a picturesque scene from inside, it also provides the ideal conditions for a bad paint job. Damp exteriors can make it difficult for paint to adhere correctly, and that can lead to the paint peeling faster once it’s dry.

The fall, especially in the early days, tends to have fewer storms that can make damp conditions possible. Without the rain, it’s far easier to get the look you want once the paint’s done drying. To find out more about why fall weather is the best to paint your home’s exterior in, or to get a quote for house painting services in Haverford, PA, call Fox Painting Company today!

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