What’s the Best Season for Exterior Painting?

Summer tends to be a busy, fast-moving season… Travel, vacations, work schedules, time with family, and other priorities can push your home improvement goals to the bottom of your to-do list.

Until suddenly, well, fall is upon us.

If you were planning on tackling a little exterior painting this summer, you might be asking yourself a common question: is it too late? Did you miss your chance to paint?

Good News! Fall Can Offer Perfect Exterior Painting Conditions

exterior painting in the fall

Before we jump into the best seasons for painting outdoors, let’s take a look at the factors and conditions you need to look for:

  • Consistent temperatures (not blisteringly hot or frigidly cold)
  • Dry conditions (no recent rainfall to dampen your surfaces)
  • A little cloud cover (many folks don’t know that direct, baking sunlight can compromise your paint’s adhesion)

With those conditions in mind, it makes a bit more sense when we say that fall is actually a wonderful time of year for exterior painting. Spring tends to be damp, summer tends to be hot, but fall delivers a perfect window of opportunity for painting. And, thanks to advanced paint formulas that cure beautifully in cold weather, painting outside right into the later end of fall is completely possible.

Psst… Here’s an Exterior Painting Scheduling Tip

finding an exterior paint color

As we mentioned above, a lot of other folks are trying to squeeze in their exterior project before winter arrives too. We recommend calling your local painting company right away to make sure your home makes the schedule. It’s not too late, but that window is closing fast…

And, if you live here in the Chicagoland area, we encourage you to reach out to us at Jalapeno Paint Werx. It would be our pleasure to serve you.

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