Painting House Exteriors in Spring
Want to know when we can start painting your home’s exterior?
First, the snow must be gone in order to give you an accurate estimate. This will allow us access and view of your complete exterior.
Once the snow has melted and we’ve provided you an estimate, we are still dependent upon the weather. The overnight temperatures will need to be consistently above 35º at an absolute minimum, higher for other types of paints. Also important is that the temperature does not vary greatly from day to night. Dew can cause adhesion problems and surface staining.
Typically we can start painting outside somewhere between March 15th and April 15th.
Once you’ve selected Monk’s for your exterior painting project, we will typically begin working on your home in three to four weeks. The earlier you get on our schedule, the more flexibility we will have to accommodate you with regards to timing.
We use Duration Paint from Sherwin-Williams and Aura Paint from Benjamin-Moore.
” … I suggest you use one of the latex like Duration, Resilience, or SuperPaint. These products can be applied and will cure at lower temperatures, as low as 35° F. Traditional latex-based paints need temperatures above 60° F to cure properly. Warmer temperatures are needed to allow the latex particles to coalesce, or melt together. That is why the spring and fall can be tricky times to paint outside. A common mistake is to paint when the daytime high temperature gets above 60° F and the nighttime temperatures get much cooler because dew forms on almost everything as soon as the sun goes down. Even though the temperature was OK at the time of application, the paint can stop coalescing. This permits moisture to get into the uncured paint film allowing certain ingredients to come to the surface when the moisture evaporates, causing surface staining and possible adhesion problems.”
- Any exterior carpentry repairs
- New windows and doors
- Interior painting
- Dustless hardwood floor refinishing
- Interior paneling installation
- Tiling – floors and backsplashes
- Kitchen renovations
- Bathroom remodeling
If you still have questions about when we’ll start painting outside, please call us at 973-635-7900. If you are planning on painting the exterior of your home, we would love the opportunity to discuss your painting project with you.