Consider Exterior Home Painting in Kalamazoo This Summer

As you’re probably aware, there are certain weather conditions that should be present when hiring painters for exterior home painting in Kalamazoo. There are several things to consider when choosing the right time to paint your house, including temperature, temperature consistency, moisture, and humidity. Sure, it’s spring in Kalamazoo, but it’s still extremely cold and temperatures are fluctuating – it is Michigan after all.

You should never paint your home when temperatures are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. While there are some paints that can withstand cooler temperatures 50 degrees is a good rule of thumb.  When we mention temperature consistency, we’re talking about the difference in temperature between nighttime and daytime. These temperature fluctuations can have an affect on your paint, so it’s best to paint your home when temperatures are more consistent.

The amount of humidity and moisture is also something you should consider. As we have talked about on our website, the surface you are painting or staining should be adequately dry. Even if it seems dry enough to you, a professional will be able to make that determination. Obviously, painting should not occur during or immediately after it rains and the surface is wet, but humidity should be considered, as well. Unsurprisingly, it takes longer for paint to dry when the humidity level is high – this leaves times for contaminants to get stuck to your wet paint.

At Platinum Painting Services in Kalamazoo, our professionals know when it’s the right time to paint the exterior of your home. If your home is in need of paint, do not hesitate to contact us today!

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