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Timing is Everything: At What Temperature Is It Too Cold to Paint Outside?

If you live in a state like Pennsylvania that frequently sees low winter temperatures or even snow, and the weather outside is keeping the lyrics of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” on the tip of your tongue while Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, it’s probably still too cool to contemplate painting the exterior of your home. Experts say any temperatures below 40 degrees or even 50 degrees is just a little too chilly to consider house painting in places like Haverford, PA. Between dropping nighttime temperatures, lack of sunshine, and morning dew, a new coat or two of fresh exterior paint can cause problems in the long run when completed during temperatures that are not in the right range.

While all painting professionals have their own opinion, most agree that it’s best to wait for those warmer temps to provide the best exterior painting experiences. An alternative to a fresh exterior coat when the weather isn’t permitting can be to spruce up other parts of your property. For example, in Newtown Square, house interior painting is a great choice. There, residents may be singing the catchy lines from the seasonal tune until March or April, depending on the weather trends for the year. If they need a pick me up sooner than the outdoor weather conditions permit, painting kitchen cabinets, adding wallpaper, or brightening up the paint inside the house can be the answer that holds them over until the weather is right outside for exterior painting.

No matter what color you choose, you assuredly want your exterior paint job to age well without mildew, cracking, and peeling. A key to keeping your exterior looking amazing is finding the right professional to do it when the conditions are perfect. After all, a great foundation leads to a long period of success. Make sure you give your house all it needs to make the best impression possible with a fantastic paint job from Fox Painting. Contact us to start planning the perfect timing for your home’s exterior makeover or interior facelift!

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– Mike and Toni K

Your team came to work everyday. And each day, they worked hard, demonstrated professionalism, and were courteous and respectful of our house and family. Even with some rain, your team completed the entire job on time and on budget, as promised!

– Mark M. and Kate W

Thank you for your excellent work painting our home! You and your crew arrived on time, got the job done quickly, and did not leave a single drop of paint where it wasn’t supposed to be.

– Michelle M.

The quality of work was excellent and the house looks totally refreshed. I was also impressed that they arrived on time each day and finished their job on schedule.

– Mike F.

Thanks again for a great job on painting my old farmhouse. You and your team made it look almost like new… quite a feat given the condition when you started.

– Fred S.

Anyone who has experience with contractors knows how difficult it can be to find the right combination of quality work, reasonable prices, and professionalism. I can truly say that Fox Painting delivers in all those areas.

– James and Kathleen L.

They were extremely respectful while working in my home. They made sure that the entire floor area was covered while being painted, and cleaned thoroughly. The final product matches exactly what I had envisioned and I would recommend Fox Painting to anyone looking for a superior job.

– Margaret H.