Summer House Painting – Painting Tips for Hot Weather

Paint can be temperamental when it comes to temperature. Oil-based paints won’t set up correctly in anything less than about 40 degrees Fahrenheit and latex paints dry too rapidly when it’s warmer than 70 degrees outside. Because of this, it’s important to plan your paint job accordingly.

If you can, try to paint the wall in the early morning so it has plenty of time to dry before the temperatures soar, or paint it in the first part of the summer, when temperatures have not yet reached the boiling point. As a general rule, summer is a fabulous time to paint interior walls. In addition to being dryer and warm enough to dry paint quickly, pleasant summer temperatures allow you to open interior windows to “air out” the recently painted room. This cuts down on bothersome paint odors and can even help your paint dry faster than normal.

If you’re considering painting a wall in the summer, one decision you’ll have to make is what color the wall will be. If you’re looking to create a cool, tranquil place that resists the summer heat (ideal for a bedroom, bathroom, reading room or child’s room), opt for a cool gray or a soothing mocha.

If you want to bring the outside in and create a light, reflective space that feels vibrant and alive, go for a neutral shade in a friendly cream or off-white. Regardless of what color you choose, be sure that you purchase the right type of paint for your walls and purposes. If you have any doubts about what those may be, the Paintzen professionals will be more than happy to help you learn.

Contact us today to get a free, accurate quote about the cost of your paint job, or to speak with our professional painters about taking the work off your hands and completing the paint job for you.

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