When is the Best Time to Paint Your House Exterior?

Jul 29, 2015

What season should I paint my house exterior?
The simple answer is anytime it’s dry and warm. The exterior painting season generally begins in late March or early April and extends to early November. Factors like rainfall, wind and temperature can alter this window. Ideal temperatures range from the 50s to 90s. Painting can be completed when the temperature is as low as 34 degrees (most products), assuming the surfaces are dry. Because the painting season isn’t year round, it’s important to collect quotes and choose a painting company as soon as possible to guarantee your project can be completed that season. Don’t expect to have a firm start date, as rain can cause delays.

How often do I need to paint my exterior?
It’s important to paint the exterior of your house every 7-10 years not only to maintain the beauty of the home, but also to protect against water intrusion and damage to the exterior surfaces. When you notice the painted surfaces of your house are beginning to fade, or areas are chipping or are covered in moss, mildew or mold, it’s time to start the process of selecting a painter.

How do I select a painting company?
Selecting a painting company can be complicated. You will find some painters don’t return your call or deliver an estimate in a timely manner. This is usually a good indication of the type of service you will receive throughout the process. Narrow your choices to companies which are responsive by phone and email, have websites and other characteristics you expect from companies doing business. Painters with these qualities are more likely to do a good job and be there for any issues which may arise. Try to find a company which does not accept down payments prior to starting the job, as this shows a commitment to deliver great service. Most importantly, call or email us!