Too Hot to Paint Exterior – Overland Park, KS

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Hi there. This is Mike with Absolute Painting. Are you thinking about having the exterior of your home painted? Is it summertime? Is it hot outside? If it is, then there’s a few things that you need to think about before you hire a contractor to paint the outside of your home.

Let me read you something from one of the product pages of an exterior paint from the Sherwin Williams website. “Do not paint in direct sun. Temperatures over 80 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity under 30% will make the paint set up quicker.” This is taken from the Sherwin Williams Exterior Super Paint product datasheet. This means that basically, there are times when it is simply too hot to paint.


Now, if your painter is following three simple guidelines, it will go a long way in making sure that your painting is done properly. Here are the three things that you need to do. Make sure that your painter is chasing the shade. This means that they should set up and paint the east side of your home immediately when they get there. This will allow that spot to be done before the sun hits it and makes it hot. Then they should move around the house, avoiding direct sunlight whenever possible.

Number two,

Number two, you want to make sure that they start and finish early. Make sure that your painter? knows that they can be on your property as early as 5:30 or 6:00am in the summertime. This will allow them to get there early before the temperatures are too hot, and get a lot of work done before the temperatures heat up and get beyond the recommended temperatures of the product manufacturer.

The third thing

The third thing you want to make sure that the painter is doing is putting your project first. This means that if it’s just simply too hot to paint, they’re not painting it to try and get it done quickly and collect a check from you. If your paint is put on when it’s too hot outside, this may lead to a decreased life of your paint, the paint won’t cure properly, and can blister and peel easily.

If you follow these three guidelines, you’ll make sure that your painting in the middle of the summertime is done properly and exactly the way it should be according to the manufacturer specifications. Make sure that all of these things are followed and that you get it in writing from the painting contractor that they’ll follow these guidelines, and you will get a great paint job, even in the middle of a hot Kansas summer. Now, if you want to make sure that your home is painted properly, give Absolute Painting a call, and we’d be happy to come out and give you an estimate for your house. This is Mike Balding with Absolute Painting. Until next time, have a great day.

Do you need a professional to assist you with your exterior painting project in Overland Park, KS? Call (913) 228-3270 or complete our online request form.


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