Summer is a great time to paint the exterior of your home; the temperature is comfortable enough to work outside and the warm weather will help dry the paint. Heritage Painting is located in Cincinnati, OH and provides interior and exterior painting services along with expert deck staining services, and they have a few tips on painting the outside of your home during the summer months.
Consider the following when you’re ready to paint your home:
- Plan for the weather. You already know that it doesn’t make sense to paint when it rains, but you should also check for humidity levels. Lower humidity will allow your paint to dry more quickly than it would in higher humidity.
- Choose quality paint. Using better quality paint means it will last longer and you will not need to repaint as often. Since you won't have to repaint it as often, you'll also enjoy saving money that you could use on other home improvements.
- Repair and replace any rotted wood. If your siding and trim are made out of wood, check for rot and replace any areas if necessary. Paint will not adhere to bad wood, so trying to paint these sections will only be a waste of paint and time.
- Mix cans of paint. Since you will likely be using several cans of paint, combine them to get a uniform color. Even cans that are labeled the same color can have slight variations, so mixing is the best way to ensure you get a consistent color all over your home.
Painting the exterior of your home will give it a fresh and updated look. Call Heritage Painting at (513) 374-6999 to arrange a free estimate or visit them online to learn more about their interior painting and deck cleaning services.