Exterior Painting Tips

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If the outside of your home is looking a little dated, a little dirty or simply dull, you may be considering sprucing it up with fresh coat of paint. Vancouver exterior painting specialists know that this kind of job – when done right – can increase your home’s curb appeal. Timing can be everything when it comes to outside painting, so it is important to recognize the right conditions for your job.

Consider the Weather

When it comes to the time of year, summer and fall are typically best because there is a better chance you will have dry, sunny days. Once you head into late fall, you have to deal with lower temperatures at night, and dew or dampness in the morning will affect how much time there is in a day to get the job done. Most Vancouver exterior painting companies book well ahead of time, so if you are thinking about giving your home a makeover, calling months ahead may be in your best interest. Consider that specialists can do a few things for you before winter hits:

  • Give you an estimate so you can begin price comparing.
  • Do a pre-winter inspection to identify any issues that may need attention prior to harsh weather.
  • Book your job for early spring so you can work the pricing into your budget and plan any other home maintenance projects accordingly.

Consider Your Needs

If you are looking to quickly sell your home or have another reason you must get the job done soon, you should know what to expect. For example, if it is spring, you can still find exterior professional painters who will do the job, but they may warn you that the cooler temperatures mean the paint will not adhere properly to its surface. Typically, a good exterior painting job in Greater Vancouver area will need to wait until all temperatures reach 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit). A thorough pressure washing often necessary to remove built up moss, dirt etc for the paint to adhere to surfaces properly.
If it is winter and you need to get the job done, consult with someone who specializes in Vancouver exterior painting. Odds are they may try to find a way to work with you, but the job may take much longer based on weather. Lower temperatures and moisture are always a concern. Early winter may bring temperatures that are mild enough to paint, but once you are in a snowy, freezing environment, it is likely not worth your money to try to paint your home. Consult with a professional to determine when you should paint your home in Vancouver, as they will be able to give you sound advice on both timing and the best products to use.

By Adam Chitsaz