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How Weather Affects Exterior Paint

Posted on September 7, 2018

Condo Painting Contractors in Southern NH

It would be lovely to have fair, sunny weather all the time… but that's simply not feasible in reality. Weather affects many things, and your home's exterior paint is no exception. In fact, exposed to the elements, paint can easily fade and peel, and the actual painting process can even be delayed. It's important to find condo painting contractors in Southern NH who understand the effect that the weather can have on your exterior paint, so that you can get the sturdiest paint job possible.

Fading

When humans spend too much time in the sun, our skin darkens and burns. When your exterior paint spends too much time in the sun, the opposite occurs. Exterior paint inevitably fades due to prolonged exposure to UV rays. It's for this reason that it's so important to properly add primer first and to paint a thick coat with rich color. The thicker the coat of paint, the longer it will take to fade. That's why No Risk Painting uses brushes and rollers rather than spray paint, in order to ensure a thick coat of deep color.

Peeling

As the seasons change, there are often abrupt changes in temperature, from heat to cold or vice versa overnight. This can cause the walls of the home to expand and contract, and that puts pressure on the paint job. As the walls expand, the paint can begin to crack and even peel. Again, this is a force of nature that's difficult to avoid, however, condo painting contractors can take steps to avoid it. It's important to make sure that the walls are completely clean, that the old paint has been scraped off thoroughly, and that any chips or cracks in the wall are repaired before applying the paint to keep it as smooth as possible.

Slowness to Dry

Good condo painting contractors know that the best days to work on exterior paint jobs are days with low humidity. It's of the utmost importance that the primer is completely dry before the first coat of paint is applied, and that the first coat of paint is dry before any successive coats. In the midst of high humidity, paint takes longer to dry. If the primer or previous coats of paint aren't dry before the next coats are applied, you'll end up with a weaker overall color, and won't be as protected from fading, peeling, or cracking.

You can't change the weather, but you can change your condo painting contractors in Southern NH. If you're looking for experts who are dedicated to a quality paint job, contact No Risk Painting today for a free estimate!

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