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Why Fall Is The Best Time Of The Year For Exterior Painting

A quality exterior paint job can last up to 10 or even 15 years.

But that’s only true if you apply it correctly. If you paint the exterior of your home during the wrong season, you might find yourself repainting a lot sooner than expected.

So when’s the best time to get your exterior painting done?
As it turns out, that time is right now!

Keep reading below to learn why.

Why You Should Get Your Exterior Painting Done Now

Fall is the best time of year to paint the exterior of your home. If you put off the job until winter or even spring, you might end up with less-than-attractive coverage.


Most paints don’t mix well with cold, wet, or humid weather. Because of this, you have to get your exterior painting done before the wet season starts.

Here are a few reasons why you need to finish painting your home before the end of fall.

It’s Not Too Hot or Too Cold

If paint doesn’t do well in cold or wet weather, shouldn’t you wait until summer to whip out the paint brushes?

Actually, no.

Weather that’s too hot isn’t good for your paint either.

The best temperature for exterior painting is between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the type of paint you use. Trying to paint when the weather is colder or hotter can cause all kinds of problems with your paint, including:
• Cracking
• Peeling
• Trouble Curing
• Bubbling
• Rough or clumpy application

You’ll also want the temperature to stay fairly consistent during the day and the night, which doesn’t always happen during the summer and winter.

But the average fall temperatures of both Atascadero and Paso Robles happen to meet all these weather requirements.

You Don’t Have to Worry About Rain

Winter in SLO County might not bring snow, but it can bring rain. And moisture will completely ruin your paint job.

For example, it can keep your paint from drying (or at least significantly slow down the process). The raindrops can also splatter the paint over other surfaces, such as windows, trim, decks, etc.

You have to wait several days after it rains to ensure the walls dry out completely. Painting over a damp surface—even if it feels dry—can trap moisture inside the wood, leading to mold growth. This mold won’t only damage your home, but it can also have serious effects on your health.

Even if there is only a small chance of rain on the forecast, you’ll have to reschedule your paint job.

Spruce up Your Home with S. Peek Painting Before It’s Too Late

If you’re home needs a fresh coat of paint, you better start your exterior painting now. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait another year for the weather to reach the prime temperature again.

But don’t try to paint your home on your own.

Aside from being a safety risk, it’ll also take a lot longer, and you might not have the necessary experience to get value painting coverage. We at Peek Painting can help! Our weather protected paint can withstand the local weather and last you for years to come.

Make sure you get in touch with us to get a free quote today!

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