Painting outdoors is not as simple as painting the indoors of your house. When considering painting the exterior of your home, you have to take a number of things into consideration. People, usually ask that what is the right time for exterior painting so the paint won’t freeze. Such questions are obvious and must taking into consideration. It is essential to meet some basic conditions for exterior painting.
Don’t paint when the air temperature is below 4 degree Celsius, or when there is frost
Most of the paints available in the market for the exterior painting start to freeze and crack right below 4 degree Celsius. Ensure that your paint gets the right setting to completely dry before the temperature falls below 4 degree. It is essential to read the label on your paint carefully. Some paints don’t adapt properly to climate change.
Don’t paint right under the sun. Don’t paint when air temperature is more than 30 degree Celsius or during a heat wave.
Painting a metal roof, for instance, directly under the summer sun rays has some poor consequences. The paint might peel or bubbles can develop on the surface, or it can get cracked. Therefore, try to paint in the shade or start painting after sunset, so the paint gets sufficient time to dry before sunrise.
In fact, the maximum air temperature at which you can apply paint without risking any peeling or cracking or bubbles depends on the type of product used. Most water based paints can be applied at until approx 30 degree Celsius, but if the surface is directly under the sun, it can be way hotter than the air, as a result, you must avoid working under the sun.
For stain, when applied on masonry or wood, the surface needs to be under the shadows and not cold or warm to the touch.
Don’t paint during a precipitation (hail or rainfall)
There is a simple rule, if there is more moisture in the ambient air, the longer the paint will take to dry. Therefore, even when there is no rainfall directly on the surface to be painted, it is essential to ensure that no one touches the fresh paint for a few hours. Remember, the drying time mentioned on the label doesn’t take into account the air moisture factor.
Hail, certainly can damage you paint finishing touches. Proceeding to the touch up would be so daunting that it is better to just add another coat of paint.
When painting metal know the temperature of the surface
Metal holds its temperature longer than any other type of surface. The issue is usually that it is too cold, during fall and spring, and it will take more time to dry, in addition, it will decrease significantly the adherence of the masking tape. And during a heat wave, certainly, the paint creates bubbles or cracks.
It is best to hire Gold Coast painters and ensure great and satisfactory results without any hassle.