Most national house painting experts will tell you that late spring and summer are the best times to paint your home. Yet, things are different here in the Valley of the Sun. When it comes to exterior house painting in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, exterior painting is possible all year long, and fall is particularly favorable. What makes fall a great time for house painting? Here are some reasons why you may want to schedule your exterior paint project now.
Less Temperature Fluctuation
The fall months in the greater Phoenix metro area are known for being delightful – not too hot, not too cool. It’s an ideal time for painting when daytime and nighttime temperatures fluctuate the least.
The temperature range at which it’s best to paint the exterior of a home varies on the type and brand of paint. In general, it’s optimal to paint between the temperatures of 50 degrees and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. This will give time for the paint to cure properly while not drying so fast that brush strokes can’t be evened out.
Monsoon storms and summer humidity can create a challenge for painting homes in Arizona. For the best results, paint needs to be applied to a dry surface. When there is a hard rain, it’s important to let the surfaces sit for at least one full day before painting. For more porous surfaces, like wood and masonry, it may be necessary to wait even longer. Once monsoon season is over, there is typically an ideal window of time of low humidity before winter storms set in. This is the perfect time to schedule your exterior paint project. The ideal amount of moisture in the air for exterior painting is between 40 and 70 percent.
At Ellsworth Home Services, we take all weather variables into account to determine the best time to paint your home’s exterior. As your professional home painting team, you are always assured that we will paint only when we can apply a long-lasting coat of paint. In other words, we will wait for the right conditions. Now is the right time to discuss your exterior painting needs with us. Call Ellsworth Home Services now at 480-593-2265 for a free estimate or for answers to all your home painting questions.