Sometimes timing is everything in life. This is especially true when deciding on painting the exterior of your home. Other than the cold winters we experience here in Massachusetts, spring and summer tend to be the prime painting seasons when homeowners and businesses look to update and refresh the painting on the exterior of their structure.
Why is this? Our professionals are often asked about the best conditions, climate, and time of year for painting exteriors. Here’s a quick look at why spring and summer are among the most popular times to paint.
Ideal Temperatures & Conditions
Let’s face it, spring and summer in New England can be pretty spectacular. Spring in particular can be the perfect balance of not too hot, not too cold, and just enough daylight to allow for a long day of painting. Summer can be similar in that it provides hours and hours of sunny daylight to allow for a home to be painted.
Ideally, the best time to paint is when the temperatures range between 60° to around 85°F with little to no wind. Too much wind can cause the paint to dry too quickly.
In addition to the temperature, professional painters also look for a certain level of humidity to allow for adequate drying and adhesion. Between 40% to 70% humidity is the perfect range to ensure that the paint dries properly.
Spring and summer are often the “Goldilocks” months where the temperatures are “just right.” If the thermometer goes too high or too low, your paint may not bind together correctly which can lead to unwelcome cracking and peeling.
A Time To Repair and Refresh
Spring is a time that we often think about cleaning and recovering from a rough winter. Your home needs that same attention. Spring and summer are great seasons to get outside and inspect for any damage or wear-and-tear that your home may have seen after the blizzards, Nor’easters, storms, and snow of the past winter. It truly is a perfect time to make repairs and refresh your home with a fresh coat of paint.
Free Time & Vacations
Families often have limited time to be at home while repairs and projects are completed by the professionals. Often, homeowners choose the spring and summer because they have more daylight and opportunities for time to get these projects done than they would during the fading daylight months of the fall.
Let us not forget that the peak home sale season is the spring and summer. Many homeowners want to give their exterior a boost to improve their curb appeal and attract as many buyers as possible. The better your home looks from the outside, the better chance your potential buyers will take a closer look inside.
Are you considering having the exterior of your home painted this season? Talk to our color specialists and schedule a free estimate soon.