Summer can be the ideal time for homeowners to give their houses a fresh, clean refresh with a crisp new paint job. We’ve gone over some of the best colors to paint your home to best welcome in the spring, and now we’ll take a closer look at how those do-it-yourselfers should go about managing their summer paint project.
At All Pro Painters, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about paint. For the past 20 years, our team of professionals at All Pro Painters have built a reputation upon the quality of our work. Today, we’ll be sharing a few of our essential tips for that DIY summer paint project you’re finally ready to tackle.
Strategically Plan Your Painting Times
While we all love the sunshine in the summertime, the strength of the sun can become a hindrance to your paint project in a hurry. You don’t want your paint to be settling with direct sunlight blasting it. This can do serious damage to the paint, the quality of the finish, and possibly even the siding of your home.
TheCraftsMan.com may have put it best when they wrote, “Direct sunlight on freshly applied paint will often cause a lack of adhesion and the dreaded bubbles to form in the finish. No thank you!”
Sun + Rain = Disaster
We’ve covered what kind of damage the sun can do to a fresh coat of paint, but rain can also do a number on that beautiful new layer of paint. The general rule is that you need to give your paint at least 2 to 3 hours to dry before allowing it to get wet. And if the weather goes from burning sun to pouring rain while your paint is setting, you run the risk of possibly having to repaint.
Check the weather report frequently, keep a close eye on the clouds, and make sure your paint doesn’t have to face all the elements. You’ll be happy you did.
Consider Going With the Professionals
We can appreciate a good DIY project when they’re on a smaller scale. But when it comes to big projects, like painting the entire exterior of your home, the best decision you can make is to go with the pro’s. At All Pro Painters, we’ll do all the work without making you compromise on their vision.
We have a long, long list of satisfied clients. The reason so many of our clients are satisfied with our work is because we take the time to listen before we execute. While we have the expertise in painting, you have the expertise in your vision. Our job is to combine both, and our portfolio proves that we know how.
Always be cautious when you’re painting in the summertime. From burning hot sun to downpouring rain, the conditions can make your paint project a disaster. If you want to cut out the risk, contact our team at All Pro Painters today.