The Affects of Humid Climates On Exterior Painting
Do you live in a rainy or humid climate? Can elevate humidity and constant rain affect your exterior painting efforts?
Frequent rain in hot climates causes the atmospheric humidity to be higher, making it hard to plan for exterior home improvement projects. As you can imagine, constant rain makes it hard for painter’s to schedules as well!
Here we reveal the truth and misconceptions about painting in humid climates.
How Humidity Affects Paint Applications
When the proper paint is applied, high humidity has no real effect on the paint’s durability. However, it does make exterior paints take a little longer to dry. Most importantly, it makes paint take longer to cure out completely.
For some exterior paint, high humidity could result in grave and unsightly brush and lap marks. These are small cosmetic issues that are typically not even noticeable and have minimal impact on most exterior paint finishes.
Pleasant Painting Conditions
Aside from being one of the most beautiful times of the year, fall is the perfect time to paint the exterior of your home. The temperature is moderate and typically sunny. There are also fewer insects and no pollen to worry about entering your home.
Just keep in mind that the best time to paint does mean a better paint job. Think of the word “best” as being synonymous with pleasant. The Fall season always makes a perfect time for exterior painting when the clouds that seem to loom over Raleigh, NC, manage to clear out and take the humidity along with it.
For expert advice, applications, and service, contact us for your next exterior home or commercial project today!