How Temperature Determines Exterior Painting

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When it comes to exterior painting projects, there are some important points to consider. The consideration of temperature is one of them that needs to be taken seriously to make the project successful.   If it is too cold a temperature, you may run a risk of damaging your project and wasting your hard-earned money. It is not only the temperature but also the humidity of the atmosphere that decides the success or failure of the project.

Then what is the right temperature to be taken as acceptable for the exterior painting? According to the experts, winter can’t be the best time to paint. With the atmosphere turning colder, it is necessary to wait for the warmer months. On the contrary, you may wonder if the hot summer is the right time for painting projects. Neither too cold nor too hot is appropriate for the project. It is only the moderate climate that is ideal for exterior painting. It is estimated that a temperature of 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit is found to be ideal for painting. The light breeze around proved to be convenient to dry the paint very easily.

Though different guidelines are applied for different paints, the temperature should go for the atmosphere of the locality as well as the quality of the painting.

What if painting is done in the hot summer? At a too low or too high temperature, the paint might get fail to bind together in the right manner. Erroneous painting might lead to clumsy consequences. There are a few paints, like Latex, which are very difficult to manage in heat because of their proneness to be peeled and cracked. As recommended by the experts, more than 90-degree temperature is suitable for the painting.

If painting is done in cold weather, be sure that the temperature is not dropped below 35 degrees F at least within 36 hours of application of the paint. Your paint won’t cure or process correctly and you may end up with ugly bubbles and bumps in the wall paint when spring arrives. For the best results, the expert recommends not to paint below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cold weather may negotiate the overall life expectancy of the paint. Oil-based paints get thick in cold weather, and it makes the paintbrush stiff. This leads to thicker paint application and less coverage per gallon.

More is that paint takes time to be cooled on the surface.  It leads your paint to stay wet for an extended time. It leads to drawing unwanted dirt and debris trapped in the paint.  In cold, painting takes. This is especially important to be aware of when you’re painting with a dark shade with more color.

The humidity also affects paint. It is completely frustrating for the exterior painting.  A higher level of humidity forms water vapor on the freshly painted exterior. The ideal humidity level for painting outside is calculated as between 40 and 70%. It is never a good idea to paint during the rainy seasons.

For further questions about exterior painting don’t hesitate to contact Skypaint.  We offer a full range of painting services not only in Kolkata but also in its surrounding areas. Our trained professionals with their long years of experience can show you the right ways to solve your problems

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